Budding Maltese golfers between the ages of 6 and 18 are being encouraged to enter this years U.S Kids Golf European Championships, when it returns to Scotland this year.
The tournament, will see over 500 young players from over 30 nations take part in the three day event, showcasing the next generation of golfing stars.
Organised by U.S Kids Golf – which provides oppurtunities for kids all over the world to learn and play golf – the event has emerged as Europe’s premier junior competition to showcase, promoting the sport among children and families.
David van Horn, President of U.S Kids Golf, said ‘We’re delighted to be coming back to Scotland. The 2009 event was a tightly contested tournament and I expect the standard of play at this years event to be even better. I am sure that many of these youngster will go on to become at the very least competent golfers, but possibly even the Rory McIlroy’s of tomorrow’
The tournamant will take place between June 1-3 across four of Scotland’s historic golf courses; Gullane No.2, Gullane No.3, Craigielaw Golfclub and Longniddry Golfclub.
Golfers will be placed into age categories and the courses modified to suit each. The top finishers in each category will then compete in the Van Horn Cup, a showpiece event modelled on the Ryder Cup, where the best European players are pitted against the best non European players.
Alasdair Good, Head Professional at Gullane GC and Tournament Co-ordinator is ‘delighted that the U.S Kids Golf Championship is back to Esat Lothian for another year. The tournament will cotinue to showcase both golf in Scotland and the emerging talent in the game and I’ll guarantee that no one will be dissappointed at the golf they will see.’
Press release issued by the Holyrood PR on behalf of U.S Kids Golf