The R & A of golf chief executive Martin Slumber has opted to cancel this year’s British Open that was to be held at St George’s in Kent. The 149th British Open championship will go ahead at St George’s but they will have to wait a year till 2021 to host the event due to the global Coronavirus pandemic. This putting a hold to golf all over the world, from golf vacations, executive coach travel and chauffeur transport, from bespoke private golf tours to national golf tournaments. The words of Mr Slumber “We have explored every option for playing the Open this year, but it’s not going to be possible due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
But with the US Open that’s run by the USGA (United States Golf Association) that was meant to take place at Winged Foot in New York this coming June has been put back to September, just one week before the Ryder Cup that takes place between 25th-28th September at Whistling Straits Golf course in Wisconsin.
The Masters has also been moved from April to 12th-15th November to be played at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.
Hopefully by the end of the year these golf tournaments will be able to take place, what we should be looking out for is the normal functions to start working again, when we see Airport’s get back to a regular turnover with chauffeur transport and executive coach travel with bespoke golf vacations and private tours , this will be the start of the good signs. And don’t forget all the weddings that have had to be put on hold till the end of the year or next year, small bit of advice with all the wedding transport that will be needed, book your golf vacations in Scotland now as I think it will be a very bustling 2021 for chauffeur transport and coach travel in Scotland.