Open Competitions 2021

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Liverpoolphil

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The comp is over 36 holes on the bank holiday Monday, including coffee, light lunch and dinner afterwards. That's £90.

Add £40 a head and you'll get a practice round the day before, accommodation and breakfast in the Lodge.

It'd be silly not to get there the day before imo for that price. :)

Yeah, you need to book it as a pair booking I believe.
Might see if some stupid person wants to join me 😂
I have also entered the Easter Medal at RND, and Easter Challenge at Saunton

Also entered the 36 hole open at Burnham and Berrow, and got the Eden tournament at St Andrews in August., fingers crossed these will go ahead this year!

After that I am not too sure at the moment, I want to try and play a few new courses this year and considering the opens at Beau Desert & Sherwood Forest
Hi Andy hope your well

I saw you were in at RND , I’m just behind you
 

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Last year entered a few but all got cancelled

Have just entered the Easter Challenge at Saunton

And Easter Medal at Royal North Devon

£95 for three rounds of golf - bargain
Lets hope you get further at Saunton than @Captainron got before the inevitable NR :LOL:

Way too hard for me 36 hole medal from the blues these days :eek:

Only a couple I have entered so far, the Speyside golf festival playing 5 courses in 5 days in September and Stanton on the wolds in the pairs open in June.

I am sure I will enter some more.
 

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Have entered a few, I think clubs are reviewing their schedules this year, notable that some that I would have entered in the past by now have yet to publish anything.
Had an email from West Hill saying they were not running their Over 50's and Mixed Foursomes.
Undecided whether shotgun starts are still a good idea given the mixing and proximity of golfers at the start and end of the competition? Addington, Mitcham and Farnham have shotgun start events.
 

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Nothing booked yet. I used to do both Saunton opens every year but don't bother with easter any more. Weather is too unpredictable at that time of year to commit to 36 holes. Played 1 year when it was so cold and wet that less than half the field went back out in the afternoon.
Will look at a couple of events with Smiffy once he sorts out his handicap.
That’s where we met😂 never felt so comfortable in a communal shower 😂😂 I went and had a sleep in the car whilst my mate went back out (and won it)
 
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I've just entered at the Senior Open at Whittington Heath, course is due to be revamped soon as HS2 goes through and new hole previews I've seen just look like any other target type course, think The Belfry with a bit of heather nearby. :(
 

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I've just entered at the Senior Open at Whittington Heath, course is due to be revamped soon as HS2 goes through and new hole previews I've seen just look like any other target type course, think The Belfry with a bit of heather nearby. :(
I hope they haven’t made it worse as it was a very nice course in its previous format.

I hear the clubhouse is very nice.
 
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I've entered The Moray Open...not quite sure of the format but its £120 and I believe that I get 4 rounds of golf for that.

Just got to fly myself to Scotland and find some accommodation....assuming that Nicola lets us Sassenachs cross the border in July.
 

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I've entered The Moray Open...not quite sure of the format but its £120 and I believe that I get 4 rounds of golf for that.

Just got to fly myself to Scotland and find some accommodation....assuming that Nicola lets us Sassenachs cross the border in July.
Its a superb tournament.

I haven't played it for over 6 years but you used to get 2 practise rounds then 2 qualifying rounds then after that its a knockout stage, if you dont qualify for the knockout stages you get 2 extra rounds on the new course.

Its a great week.
 
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Its a superb tournament.

I haven't played it for over 6 years but you used to get 2 practise rounds then 2 qualifying rounds then after that its a knockout stage, if you dont qualify for the knockout stages you get 2 extra rounds on the new course.

Its a great week.
cheers. I'm looking forward to it as I used to live in Lossiemouth in the 1970's and this will be the first time I've gone back in 43 years.

just keeping fingers crossed that it goes ahead and I can travel.
 
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Based on how Covid is doing, it's very optimistic booking comps for around Easter time. There must be a very good chance that they won't go ahead.

I usually play around 15 opens a year but no point booking anything just now, things still too uncertain for me.
 

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cheers. I'm looking forward to it as I used to live in Lossiemouth in the 1970's and this will be the first time I've gone back in 43 years.

just keeping fingers crossed that it goes ahead and I can travel.
I've signed up to a few open comps as well that requires travelling. If (a big if as always in current climate) the vaccination programme works out as intended, the groups who accounts for 85% of all covid deaths will have had their jab by mid February. And on top of that, others as care home workers and other medical staff will also have had it. I just cannot see how they can keep things closed down then from say, I don't know, April? Obviously still with some measures in place, but I think it'll start open back up by then.
 
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I've signed up to a few open comps as well that requires travelling. If (a big if as always in current climate) the vaccination programme works out as intended, the groups who accounts for 85% of all covid deaths will have had their jab by mid February. And on top of that, others as care home workers and other medical staff will also have had it. I just cannot see how they can keep things closed down then from say, I don't know, April? Obviously still with some measures in place, but I think it'll start open back up by then.
being part of priority group 8, my forecast is that I'll get called up sometime in April to receive my vaccination....June/July for the 2nd shot. Given the Moray Open is mid July I'm hoping things will be a tad more relaxed by then.
 
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