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County Lancashire About Open

No other county in England can boast two Open Championship venues within its boundaries.

Royal Birkdale (below) and Royal Lytham & St Annes regularly host the world’s most celebrated tournament. And the latter has also been home for the PGA in Lancashire match play championship over the last few years.

The Red Rose county is richer in major tournament venues than any other in Britain with its extended stretch of coast home to some world famous clubs which have been so conspicuous in their contribution to the development of the game.

West Lancs and Formby, for instance, were two of the 24 clubs instrumental in setting up the first British Amateur Championship held at Royal Liverpool in 1885.

County Lancashire About Birkdale

The county PGA, part of The PGA in England and Wales (North), was inaugurated more than 50 years ago and its first secretary was Welsh-born Cliff Evans, the professional at Leigh, who passed away in November last year aged 80.

Many of the county’s PGA pros play a key role in growing the game and we work closely with the recently-formed Lancashire County Golf Partnership which is tasked with introducing newcomers to the game through a variety of initiatives.

You can find out more about the PGA in Lancashire by contacting secretary Andy Duncan at: lancspga@gmail.com

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