‘We’ll be back...’

New tourist sign at Royal Lytham and St Annes GC
New tourist sign at Royal Lytham and St Annes GC

OPEN Golf organisers say they are looking forward to a successful championship at Royal Lytham and St Annes this summer — and will be back in the future!

The tournament in July, set to bring in 200,000 visitors and boost the North West economy by £90m, will mark the 11th time the Fylde has hosted the world-famous contest since 1926.

With increasing competition from other courses in the region such as Royal Liverpool, it is 11 years since the Open was last at Royal Lytham and St Annes.

But the chief executive of organisers the Royal and Ancient said this week: “So long as the club and the local authority are willing to have us back, we will be coming. Lytham is firmly in our future plans.”

Speaking at the club on Monday, Peter Dawson said that bringing the Open to Lytham had a number of advantages, and that they were happy with the course and the infrastructure of the area.

“We are very fortunate here in terms of the traffic plan that has been put together as well as the car parking,” he said.

Read more in this week’s Express.