Budding David Howells will take to the fairways of Broome Manor in Swindon’s very own version of the Ryder Cup.
The Tiger Cup will feature two teams of eight players, all under the age of 12, who will do battle in a series of matches akin to the famous Europe versus the USA clashes.
The competition will kick off Junior Golf Week on Saturday, 26 October which is being held at Broome Manor Golf Complex during half-term and will finish on Sunday, 3 November.
The Swindon Borough Council-owned course is planning a series of events designed to give youngsters a fun introduction to golf.
The Tiger Cup is being sponsored by the golf club’s resident professional Lee Hayward and will see a foursomes competition in the morning and a singles format in the afternoon. And just like in the real Ryder Cup, the teams will be split into a team USA and a team Europe.
The Junior Golf Week will also feature an adult and junior nine-hole competition, which is a fun event where juniors aged between six and 16 can play with an adult. The children hit the shots tee to green and the adults do the putting.
The adults and juniors completion takes place on Sunday, 3 November with the first tee time at 11.30am. All juniors must have their own set of clubs and bag.
There will also be junior golf camps for children aged between seven and 12, which will run on Tuesday 29 October and Thursday 31 October.
The camps are fun-based and include tuition, games and competitions with prizes for the winners. The cost is £22 per child with a Leisure in Swindon card and £28 without.
Lee Hayward said: “Junior Golf Week is just one of the exciting events we hold for juniors during the year and it’s important for their development as it keeps up their motivation and excitement about playing golf.
“To be part of a team event like the Tiger Cup builds a great spirit amongst the young junior section at Broome Manor.
“Events like this also bring back memories of when myself and a young David Howell used to play in similar events like this one and had so much fun doing so. I’m really excited about the week and can’t wait to see who will win the Tiger Cup.”
For more details about the golf camps and other activities during Junior Golf Week call Broome Manor on 01793 532403.