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The R&A Senior Amateur Championship at the Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club in Deal has been rescheduled

The R&A have rescheduled the Senior Amateur Championship in Deal but still hope to be able to stage it this year.

Originally scheduled for July 29-31 at the Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, the championship will now be played on September 23-25, assuming the sport gets the green light to restart.

Jamie Mist at the Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, Deal during regional qualifying for The Open Championship Picture: Tony Flashman
Jamie Mist at the Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, Deal during regional qualifying for The Open Championship Picture: Tony Flashman

Royal Cinque Ports and Prince’s last staged the event in 2008. The 2020 event will be the fourth staged at the Deal club.

American Craig Davis lifted the Senior Amateur Championship trophy last year, at North Berwick.

The government are in dialogue with the R&A and England Golf, like several other sports, about ways of restarting golf in this country once emergency lockdown measures are eased.

There is already new date for The 149th Open at Royal St George's, now scheduled for July 11-18, 2021. That was to be played this July but has been cancelled.

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, Deal. Picture: Tony Flashman
Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, Deal. Picture: Tony Flashman

A decision by the R&A to reschedule many of their other events this year shows their confidence that competitive action could return in the near future.

Golf clubs in England are currently closed and all championship and performance events up until week commencing July 27 have been postponed.

England Golf - the game’s governing body - has produced a series of ‘Play Safe, Stay Safe’ guidelines to enable golfers, clubs and counties to prepare in advance for a return.

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