Open Golf Tickets for 2017
on sale now!
Photographs by Patrick Trollope.
TICKETS have now gone on sale for the
146th Open, which is returning again to Royal
Birkdale. Nestling amid spectacular sand
dunes, this world famous links course is regarded as 1 of the finest in the UK
and is now World famous. For golf fans, this is 1 of the most prized courses to
have played on.
If you don't already know, the origin of the name 'Links Golf,' it
comes from a Anglo-Saxon word 'hlinc', of about 931 AD, meaning a
ridge, then over time the word became 'Links' referring to any
rough grassy area between the land and the sea. In golf the word is used to
refer to the type of soil and terrain on which the gold courses it is built on.
Interestingly, Royal Birkdale Golf Club was
founded in 1889, but it wasn't until 1935 that they build the Clubhouse on
Waterloo Rd. Birkdale, just outside Southport. It held it's 1st major event,
the Curtis Cup, on the new sand dune course, in 1948. But it was not until
1951 that it was known as Royal Birkdale, up to then it was just Birkdale Golf
Club. Shortly after
The 1st Open Championship was held at the club was in 1954, with
6 others then after,
2008 being the last. That included the 100th
Open Championship, in 1971! That event was run over 7 July to 10 July 1971,
leading to Lee Trevino winning the 1st of his 2 consecutive Open Championships.
He was just 1 stroke ahead of Lu Liang-Huan! The course has also hosted the
Women's British Golf Championship, with the last being the Ricoh Women's British
Other major events include the 2 PGA Championships and the Ryder Cup.
To get a place to watch this spectacular event, that is 1 of 8
Open Championships in 2017, you must obtain your tickets from the Open Golf
website or from the ticket Booking Office
number:- 01334460010. That is the only way you can obtain a legitimate ticket
and they have just gone on sale now. Also on offer are priority access to
tickets and official Hospitality packages for 146th Open at Royal Birkdale.
Please let our news room know if your planning to rent your house
If you spot any other websites or
places offering tickets, please let us know via emailing us to:-
News24@SouthportReporter.Com and also inform the event organisers,
Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews (R&A)
via calling:- 01334 460000.
We have more about the club's history and other fantastic facts
on our Historical Listings Section on Mersey Reporter, that can be accessed via
clicking on this