Hoylake Timeline

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  • 2019

    The 2019 Walker Cup

    Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake has been named as the venue for the 2019 Walker Cup match. We look forward to hosting this event in our 150th year.

  • 2014

    The 2014 Open Championship

    The R&A has announced that Royal Liverpool Golf Club will host The Open Championship in 2014. It will be the 12th time the Hoylake links has hosted golf's oldest Major.

    Golfing World TV - Course Report & History
  • 2013

    Boys Amateur Championship - Ewan Ferguson

    Scotland's Ferguson Wins The Boys Amateur Championship

    » Watch the video

    » J.H. Taylor's Open Win Centenary

    » Relive the 2013 Boys Amateur Championship

  • 2012

    Ricoh Women's British Open - Jiyai Shin

    Jiyai Shin dominates the field in tough conditions to win the first Women's Open to be played at Hoylake by 9 strokes.

    Link to 2012 video

    » Relive the 2012 Womens British Open

  • 2006

    The Open Championship - Tiger Woods

    Tiger Woods, the worthy winner of his third Open Championship, his first on English soil.

    Link to 2006 video

    » Relive the 2006 Open Championship

  • 1992

    The Curtis Cup - GB&I

    In a thrilling finish, the women from Great Britain and Ireland regain the Curtis Cup.

  • 1983

    The Walker Cup - USA

    The American side celebrate success. Tied going into the final series of matches, they dominate the singles to retain the Cup.

  • 1969

    The Amateur Championship - Sir Michael Bonallack

    Played in the club's Centenary year, he defeats Bill Hyndman in the final to win the fourth of five Amateur Championships.

  • 1967

    The Open Championship - Roberto de Vicenzo

    The popular Argentinian holds off Jack Nicklaus to become the champion.

    Link to 1967 video
  • 1956

    The Open Champsionhip - Peter Thomson

    The Australian wins his third Open, he would go on to win five in all.

    Link to 1956 video
  • 1947

    The Open Championship - Fred Daly

    The first Irish winner of the Open here at Hoylake.

    Link to 1947 video
  • 1936

    The Open Championship - Alf Padgham

    Alf Padgham wins the 1936 Open at Hoylake.

  • 1930

    The Open Championship - Bobby Jones

    Victorious at Hoylake, Jones wins the second leg of the historic Grand Slam.

    » Hoylake Legends - Bobby Jones

    Link to 1930 video
  • 1925

    The English Amateur Championship - Thomas Froes Ellison

    The inaugural Championship of England first played at Hoylake and won by a member of the club.

  • 1924

    The Open Championship - Walter Hagen

    The flamboyant champion claims the second of his four open wins.

    Link to 1924 video
  • 1921

    Great Britain vs The United States

    The first match between the two sides. They were opponents again the following year in the first Walker Cup Match.

  • 1913

    The Open Championship - J.H. Taylor

    The only member of the Great Triumvirate to win an Open at Hoylake.

    » J.H. Taylor's Open Win Centenary

  • 1912

    The Amateur Championship - John Ball

    John Ball claims his record eighth Amateur Championship at Westward Ho! at the age of fifty.

  • 1911

    The US Amateur Championship - Harold Hilton

    Harold Hilton becomes one of the very few overseas players to win the US Amateur Championship. His dramatic victory in the final at Apawamis, New York coming at the 37th Hole.

  • 1907

    The Open Championship - Arnaud Massy

    The Frenchman becomes the first winner from Continental Europe.

  • 1902

    The first ever International Match - Scotland

    Scotland defeat England. The inaugural match which would in time become The Home Internationals.

  • 1897

    The Open Championship - Harold Hilton

    On his home course Harold Hilton claims his second Open win as an amateur, defeating a very strong field of professionals including the Great Triumvirate of Harry Vardon, J.H Taylor and James Braid.

  • 1896

    The Ladies Amateur Championship - Amy Pascoe

    Amy Pascoe beats fellow Englishwoman Lena Thomson 3&2 in the fourth playing of the event and the first time it was played at Hoylake.

  • 1895

    The New Clubhouse

    The new clubhouse, very much as it is today.

  • 1890

    The Amateur Championship - John Ball

    The Great Hoylake amateur wins his second Amateur Championship on his home course. In the same year he would become the first Englishman and amateur to win The Open at Prestwick.

  • 1885

    The Amateur Championship - A.F.Macfie

    Recognised as the first Amateur Championship, a tournament conceived and organised by Royal Liverpool Golf Club.

  • 1869

    The Foundation of the Club

    The foundation of the club and the beginnings for all things. For many years they met in rooms at the Royal Hotel on Stanley Road.