The Open Qualifying Series 2018
The road to The 147th Open at Carnoustie will begin at the Emirates Australian Open this week, the first of 15 events in ten countries that will make up The Open Qualifying Series for 2018.
25 June 2018
Founded in 1873,The West Lancashire Golf Club is a pioneer of golf in the North West of England, the oldest golf club surviving in the county of Lancashire and among the top ten oldest clubs in England. The renowned golf course architect Donald Steel said of the course, "Only in Britain can one sample the true flavour of seaside golf of which West Lancashire is a perfect example".
The links measure 7,054 yards, and is set in natural seaside terrain with immaculate greens. Eleven of the holes measure over 400 yards making it a true championship course.
In addition to hosting Regional Qualifying for The Open, West Lancs hosted the Junior Open in 2014 and has strong ties to The Amateur Championship. The Club's place in history is engraved on the trophy as one of the 24 clubs that contributed to the cost of The Amateur Championship trophy.
The number of spots into Final Qualifying will be announced on Monday 25 June.
Tommy Fleetwood ended the European Tour season as the Race to Dubai winner after a thrilling finish in the season finale DP World Tour Championship.
The Open and Aberdeen Football Club can announce an innovative partnership ahead of The 147th Open, taking place at Carnoustie in July 2018.