Getting ready for The Open
Also known as the British Open, The Open is the oldest tournament of the Grand Slam, having been played since 1860 when just eight participants teed off. It’s widely viewed as the world’s most prestigious contest and the one to win.
The 2022 Open Championship takes place this summer on the Old Course at St Andrews, the ‘Home of Golf’, between July 14 and 17. Its coveted Claret Jug has been lifted in the tournament’s rich past by golfing greats from Jack Nicklaus to Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, among others.
There’s always a great buzz around the local area in the run-up to this event, and 2022 is set to be a bumper year for the occasion, with record crowds of spectators expected to descend on Fife for what will be the 150th Open. As the pandemic disappears in the rearview mirror, more people will feel confident about attending mass sporting occasions, and relish the opportunity to soak up the electric atmosphere.
So, with less than two months to go, preparations are underway and intensifying. Every day, we’re seeing finishing touches being put to the world-famous Old Course and the completion of the building of the spectator stands.
Players are also preparing for the big event, with Scott Vincent, Anthony Quayle, Brad Kennedy and Justin De Los Santos, for example, all earning places in The 150th Open after they finished as the top four at the Mizuno Open in Japan. Apart from Kennedy, they will all be making their Major Championship debuts.
Kennedy told journalists: “It’s going to be exciting. The crowd is going to be unbelievable and the St Andrews Old Course is one of those golfing moments you always dream about.” We couldn’t agree more!
We’re gearing up for the Open too
We’re so excited about this event coming to where we run our junior golfing camps that we’re visiting this splendid occasion not once but twice this summer. We’ll be there during two days of our Open Camp, promising a wonderful experience for our junior players who attend. It’s a unique opportunity to see some of the world’s top players in action.
Remember, junior players at this camp also get daily games, extensive coaching and plenty of other activities, all at the Home of Golf. There are two weeks this year, running from July 3 to 10 and July 11 to 18. Why not come for both?