The Royal Liverpool Golf Club – Hoylake as it is often called – is to host the 2012 Ricoh Women’s British Open (official site), it has been announced today.
To ensure that the tournament does not clash with the London Olympics, the event will take place at the later than usual date of 13Â to 16Â September.
It is reported that Wirral Council has committed to provide significant infrastructure and operational support for the 2012 event. The North West Development Agency has approved a funding package.
Will the proposed revamp of the Kings Gap Hotel be completed in just over 2.5 years time?
Peter Wilson says
Excellent news for Hoylake but let’s hope the village is not still full of empty shops when all the visitors arrive. From a golfing point of view I guess there’s a good chance of Hoylake’s famed ‘mighty winds’ blowing in September.
This should spur on the King’s Gap Ct development and with the expected return of The Open in 2014 seems to cement Hoylake firmly into the top flight of international golf venues. Three cheers for the RLGC for bringing Hoylake’s golfing glory days back from the dead.
Incidentally, I see in the Wirral Council’s full Council minutes that they are to commission a report on the future of Hoylake town centre. I wonder if that will lead to anything. The golf events really do provide an opportunity for leverage for those working to get the Hoylake town centre and promenade regeneration projects back on the agenda.