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Nairn Dunbar Golf Club dropped as co-hosts for The Amateur Championship as Nairn Golf Club will solely host event

By Will Clark

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NAIRN Dunbar Golf Club have been dropped as co-hosts for The Amateur Championship due to be held in June.

Nairn Dunbar Golf Club have been dropped as hosts.
Nairn Dunbar Golf Club have been dropped as hosts.

Organisers R&A have announced that the competition will now solely be hosted by Nairn Golf Club from June 14 to 19.

The decision was announced today that due to the pandemic, and the likelihood of international travel measures remaining in place, The Amateur Championship will now be played solely at Nairn with a reduced field competing.

Nairn Dunbar Golf Club was due to host the qualifying rounds with Nairn Golf Club hosting the final matchplay stages.

R&A chief development officer Phil Anderton said, “We have been working hard to ensure that we can safely run our series of amateur championships and international matches this summer and are pleased to open entries for golfers aiming to compete in these great championships.

“It is likely that international travel measures will remain in place for some time and so given that it may not be possible for amateur golfers in a number of countries to come to the UK we have decided to play The Amateur Championship over one venue with a reduced field size as we did last year.

"We would like to thank Nairn Dunbar for its support and understanding in making this change.”

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