Bridlington Golf Festival delayed to allow more golfers to flock to town

It was a huge blow when the Bridlington Golf Festival was cancelled last year due to the pandemic and hopes were that this year’s event would not be called off.

By Andy Bloomfield
Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 1:40 pm
Bridlington Golf Festival winners from 2019.
Bridlington Golf Festival winners from 2019.

However with the dates set for this year’s event on May 3-8 and with the recent news from the Government that hotels and bed and breakfasts could not open until May 17, this posed a huge dilemma to the Golf Festival Committee.

Do they cancel the event for a second year or do they take the decision to move the event to a later date to accommodate the thousands of golfers who visit the town each year?

Organiser Anthony Howarth said: “To suddenly change the dates is not that simple, as the three host golf clubs already have full calendars for the year and to find alternative dates for the 12 events over a six day period would prove very difficult.

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“However we’re delighted to announce that the golf clubs were able to come up with a compromise and we’re pleased to announce the festival will go ahead from Monday May 24 to Saturday May 29.

“The event brings thousands of golfers to the town and to lose the event would be disastrous to the town, so hopefully everything will now go ahead as planned.”

Full list of events

Monday May 24

Bridlington Belvedere (Gents or Mixed 4BBB Stableford)

Bridlington Links GC (Gents Team Am/Am)

Tuesday May 25

Flamborough Head GC (Gents or Ladies Team Am/Am

Brid Belvedere GC (Over-50s Gents or Ladies Team Am/Am

Wednesday May 26

Brid Belvedere GC (Gents 4BBB Medal)

Brid Links GC (Ladies or Mixed 4BBB Stableford)

Thursday May 27

Flamborough GC (Gents or Ladies Texas Scramble)

Brid Links GC (Gents Texas Scramble)

Friday May 28

Flamborough GC (O50s Gents or Ladies 4BBB Stableford)

Brid Belvedere GC (Gents or Ladies 4BBB STableford)

Saturday May 29

Flamborough GC (Gents Team Am/Am)

Brid Links GC (Mixed Team Am/Am).

Entry Fee: £15 per person per event. Contact 01262 606367 or e-mail: [email protected]