Regional Open Qualifying will bid farewell – for now – to Alwoodley at the end of this month. 

The club has played host to those who are hopeful of qualifying for golf’s oldest major championship on several occasions since 2000. 

Alwoodley was due to concluded its current run hosting Regional Open Qualifying in 2021 but with the pandemic resulting in the abense of the usual qualifying process in 2021, and the postponement of The Open in 2020, the dates were pushed back two years. 

A highlight of Regional Open Qualifying at Alwoodley included Stiggy Hodgson setting a new course record in 2018. 

The two-time Walker Cup player carded nine birdies and two bogeys en route to a round of 64. 

Stiggy Hodgson with Alwoodley head professional John Green after shooting a round of 64 in 2018.

Stiggy’s effort would later be beaten by a single shot when current PGA Tour player Harry Hall posted a 63 during the 2019 Brabazon Trophy. 

 “It has been a pleasure for the club to play host to many of the country’s, and the world’s, Open hopefuls who dream of teeing it up in golf’s oldest major championship each year,” said Richard Weeks, Alwoodley’s secretary/manager. 

Regional Open Qualifying takes place on Monday, June 26 with spectators are welcome to come and cheer on this year’s hopefuls.

You can view the tee times and pairings for Regional Open Qualifying by clicking here.

Players who successfully advance by qualifying at Alwoodley will then tee it up in Final Open Qualifying at either Burnham & Berrow, Dundonald Links, Royal Cinque Ports or West Lancashire, where they will play for places at the 151st Open Championship, to be held at Royal Liverpool.