Royal Blackheath Golf Membership is to host the UK’s first novice handicap singles competitors open to each women and men this summer time.
Supported by Kent Golf and Golf England, the Open Royal Blackheath Trophy will see women and men will compete towards one another, below handicap, on the similar time, on the identical course, for a similar trophy.
The inaugural Open Royal Blackheath Trophy was because of happen final yr, however was postponed because of the pandemic, and can now happen on July 5.
Royal Blackheath is famend for having created the idea of ‘open’ competitors, having inaugurated the Boys’ Medal in 1847, 13 years previous to The Open Championship itself.
Because the match was arrange final yr the World Handicap System has been launched and a brand new course score system launched. That is designed to present all golfers a handicap which is transportable across the globe. This now signifies that all golfers, no matter their handicap, can now simply convert that WHS Handicap Index to any course on the earth.
Royal Blackheath Membership Captain Alastair McFarlane stated: “All through its lengthy historical past, Royal Blackheath Golf Membership has been dedicated to bringing the sport of golf to new audiences, and we see this initiative as emblematic of our ongoing dedication to inclusivity within the sport. We’re excited to ask female and male membership golfers to enter and attempt to turn out to be the primary title on the Open Royal Blackheath Trophy for what we hope will turn out to be an everlasting fixture in each handicap golfer’s calendar for years to return.”
The Open Royal Blackheath Trophy will happen lower than a month after the European Tour and Girls European Tour levels the Scandinavian Blended, the world’s first skilled golf occasion which is able to see women and men go face to face on the identical course at Vallda Golf & Nation Membership in Sweden from June 10-13.
For extra particulars and entry types, go to www.rbgc.com/open_competitions. The cut-off date for entries is June 21.