The inaugural New Zealand Amateur Championship was held at Otago in 1893 and it’s reckoned this is second only to “The Championship of India” as an annual golf competition organized in any former British colony.
The first edition of the New Zealand Open was held during the annual golf championship meeting at Napier Golf Club in 1907. It was a 36-hole contest involving 130 players with prizes of £25 and £10 for the two leading professionals, of whom there were only seven.
The first edition of the competition in 1909 was played on the course at Auckland Golf Club’s former One Tree Hill location, which was rated with a bogey score of 86, including three par sixes in the first nine holes.
The inaugural New Zealand Women’s Amateur championship took place in 1893 at Otago, with Ethel Lomax-Smith, the South African-born wife of a general practitioner, winning the event. Mrs Lomax-Smith was also a successful tennis player and member of a ladies’ rowing team...
The Northern Trust is a 72-hole stroke play tournament on the PGA Tour that has undergone many name changes since originally starting out as the Westchester Classic in 1967, when it was first played on the West course at Westchester Country Club in Harrison, New York.
The first edition of the Open de España took place in 1912 at Puerta de Hierro on its original site called “Las Cuarenta Fanegas” and the first winner of the 72-hole contest played over two days was the French professional Arnaud Massy.
The Open de France was instituted in 1906, making it the oldest national championship in continental Europe. It’s been played as a 72-hole competition annually since then, apart from 1915 to 1919 due to World War I and from 1940 to 1945 during World War II.
The inaugural Portuguese Open championship was held at Estoril and it remained there for another seventeen editions (there was no competition played in 1957 and 1965) until the start of the European Tour era in 1973 when the event switched to Penina.
The tournament now known as the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is a 72-hole professional golf championship on the PGA Tour which is staged by the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, a non-profit organization that operates this annual event and distributes the proceeds to charity.
The PGA Championship is one of the four major championships in golf and it’s the only one these four competitions which does not explicitly invite amateurs to participate. Organized by the PGA of America, this annual event is limited to 156 players.