It’s Coming Home To Moor Park – The Carris Trophy
Hot in the footprints of The Open the U18 boys will be showing their talents at their very own “Open” – the Carris Trophy. It is the highlight of the English Boys U18 Amateur Championships and this week it returns to its “Home” of Moor Park Golf Club in leafy Hertfordshire.
From is conception in 1935 through to 1987 Moor Park Golf Club hosted the annual event. The event became so prestigious and such an important date in the golfing calendar that in 1988 the competition was adopted by England Golf. This meant the Carris Trophy could be played at different courses throughout the UK and increasing exposure for both the competition and the players.
The Carris Trophy now returns to Moor Park every 5 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. 15 Countries are being represented in the field this year, including Australia, Russia and South Korea.
Moor Park is the perfect course for such a fantastic event. It is surrounded by 300 acres of mature woodland and the finest Hertfordshire parkland and features 2 championship golf courses designed by Harry Colt. Moor Park has proved to be THE place for high profile tournaments including the Bob Hope Classic, the Spalding Silver King, Woolmark Ladies European Match Play and the British Ladies Championship.
Taking place on the 23 – 26 July, Moor Park Golf Club CEO Amy Yeates welcomes golf fans to come and support the up and coming players at the Carris Trophy. “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 4 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.”