Some prominent events being played at well known venues in the British Isles during 2012.
Nairn Golf Club is host venue for the Curtis Cup being played 8-10 June, 2012. The Curtis Cup match is contested by women amateur golfers, one team from the USA and one team from Great Britain & Ireland. The match is conducted every two years, alternately in the Unites States and in Great Britain and Ireland. The Walker Cup is the equivalent match for men.
Royal Troon will host the British Amateur during the week commencing June 18. This championship has been played since 1885 and has been won by many of the up and coming amateur players from around the world. Bobby Jones won in 1930 as part of his historic Grand Slam.
Royal Liverpool will host the Ladies British Open. The tournament moves from its regular slot in late July to mid September due to the 2012 London Olympics.
Carnoustie Golf Links will welcome the Ladies British Amateur during the last week in June. First played in 1893, the Ladies British Amateur Championship has visited Carnoustie twice in its history.
Portmarnock Golf Club to the north of Dublin, Ireland will host the St Andrews Trophy during the last weekend in August. Like the Walker Cup, the St Andrews Trophy is a biennial international match which takes place in non-Walker Cup years. It is contested by most talented amateur golfers from Great Britain and Ireland and the Continent of Europe using a format which mirrors that of its more well-known counterpart.