The Duke of York parks his helicopter on Birkdale Common


The Duke of York Young Champions Trophy at Royal Birkdale Golf Club

The Duke of York has been at the Royal Birkdale golf club over the past two day hosting his Young Champions golf tournament.

The Duke of York Young Champions Trophy is an international 54 hole stroke play golf tournament for young men and women who are either the current holders of their Under 18 National Championship or have won some other major golfing event in the preceding year.

The inaugural tournament was played in 2001 with 12 players from six countries. Since then, The Duke of York Young Champions Trophy has expanded and now draws players from across the world. It aims to promote the development of junior golf, encourage

competitiveness and friendship between individual champions whilst providing them with an opportunity to play on Open venue courses against their peers. The event counts towards the World Amateur Golf Rankings.

The Duke of York

“It is through this sort of competition that future great golfers, both professional and amateur, will be identified and encouraged. There are so many talented young sports people and I am determined to assist with their endeavours.”

The Duke of York is a keen sportsman and works to encourage greater participation of young people in golf and the overall worldwide development of the game. HRH is Patron and co-founder of The Duke of York Young Champions Trophy.

Find out more about The Duke of York here

Find out the golfing results here


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