The EGA’s 2022 championship calendar has been confirmed. The 2022 season will see 18 events take place in 15 different countries at some of Europe’s top courses.
In line with recent years, the opening event of the EGA's championship season will be the European Mid-Amateur Men’s and Ladies’ Championships in early June. The two competitions will take place simultaneously for the fourth straight year. Golf du Médoc Resort located near Bourdeaux in France will play host for the Mid-Amateurs this year. The venue recently staged the European Amateur Championship and is currently a regular fixture on the Ladies' European Tour for the Lacoste Ladies Open de France.
Parador El Saler, regularly ranked amongst the best venues in Spain, will set the stage for the world’s top amateurs when it hosts the European Amateur Championship in late June. 144 players will compete for the European crown at the Valencian sea-side course, and with it, a particularly special invitation. The winner of the European Amateur Championship will earn an exemption into The 150th Open at St Andrews.
Parador El Saler, Spain - Host of the 2022 Euroepan Amateur Championship
The European Ladies’ Amateur Championship, frequently ranked as the strongest amateur event on the continent, will be held at Golf de Saint Germain on the outskirts of Paris in late July. The event returns to France for the first time since 2007 when Caroline Hedwall triumphed over Carlota Ciganda in a playoff at Golf National. The winner will also receive a special invitation. A spot in the AIG Women’s Open to be played at Muirfield will be up for grabs.
The European Young Masters, the biggest event in the European calendar for U16 players, will be held at Linna Golf, consistently ranked amongst the very best courses in Finland.
Linna Golf, Finland - Host of the 2022 European Young Masters
The biggest week of the European amateur golfing season will take place between 5 and 9 July. The European Team Championships see close to 500 players compete at five different events to earn European medals for their countries. This year, the men will compete at the famous Royal St. George’s, which has hosted The Open on no less than 15 occasions. The ladies’ will compete at Conwy Golf Club, Wales, recent host of the Curtis Cup, while the Boys’ will be hosted by Golf Club St. Leon-Rot in Germany. The girls’ will head over to Iceland, where Oddur Golf Club will provide the test, and roughly 20 additional teams will compete for promotion to the Men’s and Boys’ Division 1 Team Championships at Pannonia Golf & Country Club in Hungary.
Royal St. George's, England - Host of the 2022 European Amateur Team Championship
The St Andrews Trophy, not played since 2018, will be contested at Penati Golf Resort in Slovakia. The match will see GB&I’s best male amateurs try and reclaim the trophy from the Continent of Europe side on 21 and 22 July.
Two other international matches between the Continent and GB&I, the Jacques Léglise (U18 boys) and Junior Vagliano (U16 girls) Trophies, will be played simultaneously for the first time. Blairgowrie Golf Club in Scotland will set the stage for the Continent of Europe’s defence of both titles.
The season will close with the European Men’s and Ladies’ Club Trophies, the ladies’ at CUBO golf in Slovenia, and the men at Troia Golf in Portugal.