Muirfield and Hillside Get British Ams

From the R&A... 


The Amateur Championship, 2010, will be played at Muirfield, the home of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, from 14-19 June and the following year, 2011, Hillside will host the Amateur from 20-25 June.

Both venues have in the past hosted R&A Championships but it is Muirfield, with a timeline stretching back to 1744 that has an almost unrivalled ‘collection’ of Open and Amateur Championships. The Open has been played there no fewer than 15 times while in 2010, the Amateur will be returning for the eleventh time since it was first played over the East Lothian links in 1897.

In 2011, Hillside will be celebrating the centenary of its founding with a welcome return of the Amateur Championship after a break of 32 years. The only time the Amateur was played there was in 1979 when Jay Sigel of the U.S. defeated fellow countryman Scott Hoch 3/2 in the final.

Other R&A Championships hosted by Hillside include the Boys in 2000 and the British Mid-Amateur in 1996.