Helen Holm Scottish Women’s Open Championship
21, April 2017
One of the most hotly anticipated events each year in GB&I, the Helen Holm is the most prestigious women’s competition on the Scottish Golf calendar.
The Championship is named after Helen Holm from Troon, where the event takes place. Helen was a five-time Scottish Ladies Champion and her family still attend the event. The trophy is one of her chipping irons with her championship medals attached to it.
The first-ever Championship in 1973 was won by Belle Robertson who went on to win on two further occasions. Other notable winners are Solheim Cup players Catriona Matthew and Mel Reid who, in 2007, became only the second to win back-to-back titles. Rotherham’s Olivia Winning, the 2013 champion, earned her second title in 2016, after beating the previous title holder Olivia Mahaffey in a play-off, to deny the Irish woman two in a row.
Venue: Portland & Old Course, Troon
The event is hosted by The Ladies’ Golf Club, Troon, which was founded in 1882. The clubhouse overlooks Royal Troon's Championship course on one side and the Portland course on the other, with spectacular views of Arran and the Ayrshire coastline to boot. Portland, used for the first two days, is a challenging links course for all abilities. The final day’s play is on the Royal Troon Old Course, which hosted The Open Championship in 2016
|Start||21, Apr 2017|
|End||23, Apr 2017|
|Closing Date||20, Mar 2017|