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Henry Cooper Junior Masters Tournament returns next week

9.29am 10th June 2022 - Growing the Game

The annual Henry Cooper Junior Masters Tournament is set to welcome talented young golfers to Nizels Golf & Country Club in just over one week’s time

The amateur ranking tournament gives junior golfers a platform to showcase their talents, playing on Nizels’ 18-hole championship course in the Kent countryside.

156 junior golfers from 11 different European countries are set to join the 72-hole stroke competition which takes place over three days. Out of the 124 boys and 32 girls taking part, 110 hold current Handicap Indexes of Scratch or better.

England Golf Regional Manager and England Boys Selector Alan Covey commented; “This prestigious event gives selectors from all over Europe an early indication of form and is very beneficial in finalising our teams for the European championships for both girls and boys. Past winners prove the competition’s pedigree, as many have gone on to be successful tour players. It is great to see the event return, and I am sure it will only grow and attract the best juniors not only in the UK, but all over Europe.”

Competitors to watch include Charlotte Woad, the lowest handicap girl in the field playing off a Handicap Index of +5.1, and the lowest handicap boy Josh Berry, playing off a Handicap Index of +4.9.

Over the next two weeks, the club will be transformed into a buzzing tournament venue with tee boards, practice rounds, referees and stewards, with College Sports America and England Golf in attendance ready for the tournament to take place on 17th, 18th and 19th June.

The Henry Cooper started in 1998 with the idea of giving young golfers a taste of the experience of playing in a European Tour event, becoming a three-day event in 2011 and welcoming elite girls for the first time in 2013.

Up for grabs are Boys’ Champion and Girls’ Champion Trophies as well as golf vouchers redeemable in Nizels’ Pro shop.

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