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US Kids Golf European Championship tees off in East Lothian

12.03pm 31st May 2022 - Growing the Game

Europes’s largest junior golfing event is now under way in East Lothian for the first time in three years, with organisers and competitors promising to return better than ever before.

The US Kids Golf European Championship is the largest golf tournament of its kind across the continent and sees the next generation of golfing stars and their families come together for three days of fierce competition across 16 age groups.

The 2022 tournament takes place from today (31 May) to 3 June, across five of the county’s most renowned golf courses.

More than 500 junior golfers from five to 18 will tee off over Craigielaw Golf Club, Glen Golf Club, Longnidrry Golf Club, Royal Musselburgh Golf Club and The Musselburgh Golf Club.

Junior golfers from 46 countries are being represented, with the farthest talent traveling over 7,000 miles from Chile to compete in the prestigious tournament.

Chris Vonderkall, US Kids Golf’s Vice President of Tournaments, said: “We are ecstatic to be back in East Lothian after being unable to hold the competition the past number of years. There has been a big surge in interest in golf through the pandemic. It is really a huge gesture that the clubs are so enthusiastic about hosting the tournament. We are extremely appreciative – and it means another generation of young golfing talent can experience the magic of golf on the East Lothian coast.”

To follow the scores from the 2022 Championship, click here.

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