Jun 17th, 2016
Brabazon Tropy comes to the London Club
Top international field to contend
Words: John Dean
A top class international field will head to Kent next week to contest the Brabazon Trophy at the London Golf Club.
England Golf’s flagship championship takes place from Wednesday to Saturday, June 22-25. The Brabazon is one of the most important events in the amateur men’s world, and past competitors and champions have gone on to become Major winners – Sandy Lyle and Charl Schwartzel – and Ryder Cup players.
This year’s championship has attracted players from around the world and Germany, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Australia are just some of the countries which will be represented in the field of 156 players.
They include a host of proven champions, including Kent’s own Alfie Plant. The 23-year-old England international from Sundridge Park won the prestigious Lytham Trophy earlier this season.
The Brabazon is organized by the England Golf Union, and has been contested since 1947, when it was held firstly at Royal Birkdale.
It is always played over the most prestigious English courses, and this year it is the London Golf Club’s turn to host the event. The London Club has two Jack Nicklaus-designed courses, will host the championship for the first time on its Heritage course, which staged the 2008 and 2009 European Open.
All competitors will play 18 holes on each of the first two days of the championship. After 36 holes the field will be cut to the leading 60 players and ties who will play the final two rounds.