Alwoodley will play host to the cream of senior amateur golf when it co-hosts the English Senior Men’s Strokeplay Championship next week. 

The event is open to golfers aged 55 and over and the format is 54 holes of individual strokeplay. All competitors will play a round at each of Alwoodley and Pannal, before the top 80 and ties play a further 18 holes at Alwoodley. The event begins on Wednesday June 7 and concludes on Friday June 9. 

The list of players teeing it up at next week’s tournament include the defending champion, Trevor Foster, as well as two notable former serial winners – Worplesdon’s Ian Attoe (successful in 2015, 2018 & 2019) and Rupert Kellock (2020 & 2021) from Sunningdale. 

A handful of international players will also make the trip to Yorkshire. 

The championship adds to the growing list of prestigious events recently played at Alwoodley, which include the English Amateur (2016), Brabazon Trophy (2019), Yorkshire Amateur (2021) and Yorkshire Ladies’ Amateur (2022). 

This will be the first time that the club has hosted the English Seniors and the club is excited to welcome competitor. 

Richard Weeks, Alwoodley secretary/manager said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming the cream of English Senior amateur golf and it’s a great opportunity to showcase our course to some of the best senior players in the country. It adds another high-calibre championship to our honours board.” 

The tournament days for the championship are Wednesday June 7, Thursday June 8 and Friday June 9. Spectators are very welcome to come and watch the action at Alwoodley.