The Top 50 Amateur Golfers of All Time | Silver Club Golfing Society
The Amateur Championship sometimes referred to as the British Amateur or British Amateur Championship outside the UK is a golf tournament which has been held annually in the United Kingdom since except during the two World Wars, and in and when Ireland hosted the championship. It is one of the two leading individual tournaments for amateur golfers, alongside the U. It normally has the widest international representation of any individual amateur event, with 38 golf federations from all six continents represented in the championship. Before World War II it was regarded as one of golf's major championships , but given the modern dominance of the sport by professional golfers , this is no longer the case. The inaugural championship was held in by the Royal Liverpool Golf Club and was, for many years, regarded as an unofficial event. The tournament was played on 20, 21 and 23 April and was "open to all amateur members of recognised golf clubs".
Comprises an extensive sequence of minutes and meeting papers generated by the broad structure of committees which directed the actions of the AAA; financial records; a small amount of circular correspondence; publications, including an almost complete set from the AAA Championships; and ephemera. The papers demonstrate the changing nature of athletics during the 20th century. Later papers highlight AAA growing preoccupation with advertising and sponsorship deals, television contracts and the increasing problem of drug use to enhance performance and the need for effective dope testing procedures.
Walton Heath Golf Club. The Club was founded in Our first Professional, James Braid, won five Opens and stayed for some forty-five years.