Administered by the PGA of America, the Senior PGA Championship is a 72-hole stroke play event for male professional golfers aged fifty and over that has been played on the PGA Tour Champions professional circuit since that tour was established in 1980.
In its formative years, the Singapore Open earned a place in the history books as the event that helped build the foundations for the development of competitive golf in Asia. The Lion City’s national Open was part of Asia’s first professional golf tour, the Far East Circuit...
The Solheim Cup is a biennial match play tournament for women professional players representing Europe and the United States of America, with the venue alternating between courses on either side of the Atlantic.
During the 1892 Kimberley Exhibition, the local golf club hosted a week-long Tournament, with the main event comprising The Championship of South Africa and this involved a series of 18-hole match play ties open to all non-professionals.
Port Elizabeth hosted the first South African Open in 1903 when ten players – four professionals and six amateurs – entered the 36-hole stroke play competition, with Laurie Waters winning the inaugural event by three shots from his nearest rival.
Sponsored by Argus Newspapers, the prize money for the first South African PGA winner was double that paid to the South African Open champion, so this was quite an incentive for those participating in an event where no entrance fee was paid.
The first South African Women’s Open took place in 1988 as a 54-hole tournament at Germiston Country Club on the banks of Victoria Lake in the East Rand region of Gauteng, with Elizabeth Glass from Zimbabwe winning the inaugural contest.
The St Andrews Trophy is played every second year between two 9-man amateur teams selected to represent Great Britain and Ireland against the Continent of Europe. The format has changed considerably down the years but it’s always been played over two consecutive days...
The Texas Open is one of the longest running championships on the men’s professional circuit in America, dating as far back as 1922, and it’s well regarded as one of the cornerstone events on the PGA Tour.
Royal Liverpool Golf Club hosted the first Amateur Championship in 1885. Scotsman Allan Fullarton Macfie won the inaugural event but the R&A did not consider the first tournament to be official until 1922 when Macfie was finally added to the list of Amateur champions.