Organisers of the 2009 U.S. Kids Golf European Championships have issued a call to action to young golfers from areas in the UK that won’t be represented in the prestigious tournament.
More than 400 young golfers from some 30 countries worldwide will be travelling to East Lothian, Scotland, in May to compete for the title of U.S. Kids Golf European Champion.
But a handful of regions across the UK has so far yielded no competitors and will therefore be unrepresented in the tournament.
John Godwin, tournament director and former PGA tour player, said: “We already have kids from around 30 countries competing from as far afield as Australia, Hawaii and Colombia so the international flavour of the tournament is not in doubt.
“However, we want as many clubs, unions and associations represented as possible and would invite any talented youngsters who have not already registered for the tournament to do so as quickly as possible.
“The event is a vital tool in the golfing development of youngsters by allowing them to compete in an international field. However, above everything else it’s good fun and lets them experience golf on some terrific and historic courses.”
Both newspapers are leading media outlets in Devon and the South West and Northumberland and the North East respectively. The 479-word article in the Evening Herald told how the Devon County Golf Union would be unrepresented in East Lothian.
It also decribed how youngsters entering and finishing in the top five in their age group would qualify for a place in the U.S. Kids Golf World Championships at Pinehurst, North Carolina in August.
The 131-word article in the Chronicle read as follows:
Future golf stars wanted
YOUNG golfers are being invited to pitch their talents against theworld’s best.
Organisers of the U.S. Kids Golf European Championships want would-be golfers from Durham and Northumberland to compete.
More than 400 players from 30 nations will be taking part in the event which has emerged as Europe’s premier junior tournament for the next generation of golfing stars.
They will battle it out for the title of U.S. Kids Golf European Champion as well as coveted places in the U.S. Kids Golf World Championships at Pinehurst Golf Club, North Carolina, in August.
The event will be held across five of Scotland’s historic golf courses in East Lothian from May 26 to 28.
Boys and girls will be split into different gender and age categories from age six to 14.
For more details, visit http://www.uskidsgolf.com