St Enodoc in Cornwal will stage the English Women’s Amateur Championship from 14 to 17 July over its championship Church Course. This is the fourth time that St Enodoc has staged the event. The club first hosted the championship (then known as the ELGA Championship) in 1937 and again in 1993. St Enodoc was the original venue for the event again in 2002 although two days of gale force winds forced the event to be abandoned and it was subsequently played later that year at Littlestone in Kent.
England Golf awarded the 2014 English Women’s Amateur Championship to St Enodoc, one of James Braid’s finest links designs with stunning sea views, in recognition of the quality of this undulating, testing course and for its suitability for top women’s amateur golf. A composite course with a par of 71, using mainly the men’s club competition tees to give a total length of 6,167 yards, has been specially compiled for this important tournament.
Tuck Clagett, manager of St Enodoc commented, “St Enodoc is proud is be hosting the English Women’s Amateur Championship again and we are looking forward to welcoming England’s top female amateurs to our club. We are particularly delighted to have the defending champion and 2012 British Open Amateur Stroke Play Champion, Sarah-Jane Boyd, in the line-up as she is from Cornwall, representing nearby Truro Golf Club. I am sure that this will spark some excellent local interest in the event as will having one of our members, Jenny Justice, playing in the championship. Jenny first started playing golf here at the club and I am sure she will be trying her hardest to wrest the title from Sarah-Jane.”