Hot on the heels of The Open Championship, the amateur game’s best U18 boys will be showing their talents at their very own ‘Open’ – the Carris Trophy – which returns to Moor Park Golf Club in Hertfordshire from July 23-26.
Moor Park hosted the Carris Trophy every year from its conception in 1935 through to 1987, before it was widened to out to feature more courses in 1988.
The tournament now returns to Moor Park every five years, and this year it will be back on its ‘home’ course, showcasing the stars of the future.
The tournament is an open event, with players from all over the world competing for the prestigious title that sets them on the road to golf royalty, like Sandy Lyle, Justin Rose and Peter Baker, who are all past Carris Trophy winners. The standard of golf is exceptional, with all 144 competitors sitting in the 1 (and under) handicap bracket. Fifteen countries are being represented in the field this year, with players travelling from Australia, Russia and South Korea to take part.
Moor Park, which boasts two championship golf courses designed by Harry Colt, has proved to be the place for high-profile tournaments down the years, including the Bob Hope Classic, the Spalding Silver King, Woolmark Ladies European Match Play and the British Ladies Championship.
Moor Park CEO Amy Yeates said. “Moor Park is very proud to be hosting such an amazing tournament and we encourage everyone to come and support these boys as they are honing their skills in what will prove to be a great fours days of golf. I have no doubt that some of our veteran golfers will learn a few pointers from these talented young golfers who are our future champions.”