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Girl golfers set to take over at The Nottinghamshire

Girls’ golf will stage a takeover at The Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club next week when over 250 young players gather for the English girls’ open championships.

It will be the first time that all three championships – for the U18, U16 and U14 age groups – are played simultaneously at the same club.

They take place from Tuesday to Thursday, 26-28 July, when the competitors will aim to follow in the footsteps of top tournament professionals Charley Hull, Holly Clyburn and Melissa Reid, who were all girl champions in various age groups in their amateur days.

Tournament Director Scott Allison said: “The championships will be a fantastic showcase for girls’ golf and we’d love to welcome lots of spectators to see some excellent play.”

Bill Mackenzie, The Nottinghamshire’s managing director, added: “To have over 250 of the best girl golfers in the UK and Europe coming to see what we have at The Nottinghamshire is fantastic. We are very proud that, after four years of significant investment by our owner Alan Hardy, England Golf has awarded us this prestigious event and made us a Championship Venue.”

The fields also includes players from across Europe who will take on the best of the young English talent. The U18 and U16 championships are both played over 72 holes, while the U14s is over 54. There will be a cut in all championships after 36 holes. The older girls will play the English girls’ amateur championship on the Open Course, while the U14s and U6s will tackle the Masters Course.