Europe's best golfing kids head for Scotland

Gullane to host championships for 9 to 14-year-olds

Bob Warters
Fri, 16 May 2008

Europe's best golfing kids head for Scotland

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Gullane - mecca for competing kids

Nearly 500 young golfers from 34 countries will converge on Gullane, East Lothian from May 27-30 for the inaugural US Kids Golf European Championship - the largest tournament to be held in Scotland this year.

Asia, Europe, North and South America will be represented with a Ryder Cup-style play-off between European against international teams.

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Alasdair Good head PGA pro at Gullane and founder of the HSBC Wee Wonders Championships, will host the championship in which boys and girls, aged 9-14 compete against others in their age group, in a bid to qualify for the play-off and the Van horn Cup.

Each age group will play its own course, and in addition to the three at Gullane competition also takes place at Luffness, Kilspindie and Craigielaw.

Among the competitors are 10-year-old Maxwell Martin, a former Wee Wonders winner from Warwickshire with 9.7 handicap, Ciera Min, a 12-year-old girl from Hawaii and Demetri Kotsovolos, aged eight, who has been battling cancer since he was five.

Says Good, rated one of the world's Top 50 kids teachers: "We are delighted to bring kids from all over the world to Gullane for some first-rate competition. There could be a future champion here and every player gets to share the thrill of competing."

For further information visit www.uskidsgolf.com