Friday 17th June 2022
The annual Henry Cooper Junior Masters Tournament welcomes talented young golfers to Nizels Golf & Country Club today for the first time since 2019
The amateur ranking tournament gives junior golfers a platform to showcase their talents, playing on Nizels’ 18-hole championship course in the Kent countryside.
156 junior golfers from 11 different European countries join the 72-hole stroke competition which opens today and runs over three days. Out of the 124 boys and 32 girls taking part, 110 hold current Handicap Indexes of Scratch or better.
England Golf Regional Manager and England Boys Selector Alan Covey commented; “This prestigious event gives selectors from all over Europe an early indication of form and is very beneficial in finalising our teams for the European championships for both girls and boys. Past winners prove the competition’s pedigree, as many have gone on to be successful tour players. It is great to see the event return, and I am sure it will only grow and attract the best juniors not only in the UK, but all over Europe.”
Competitors to watch include Charlotte Woad, the lowest handicap girl in the field playing off a Handicap Index of +5.1, and the lowest handicap boy Josh Berry, playing off a Handicap Index of +4.9.
In preparation for the event, the club has been transformed into a buzzing tournament venue with tee boards, practice rounds, referees and stewards, with College Sports America and England Golf in attendance.
The Henry Cooper started in 1998 with the idea of giving young golfers a taste of the experience of playing in a European Tour event, becoming a three-day event in 2011 and welcoming elite girls for the first time in 2013.
Up for grabs are Boys’ Champion and Girls’ Champion Trophies as well as golf vouchers redeemable in Nizels’ Pro shop.
About The Club Company
Majority-owned by Epiris LLP, The Club Company operates 15 country clubs, the majority of which are located in central and southern England. The clubs offer a range of facilities to their members, including championship standard golf courses, premium health and fitness facilities, swimming pools, tennis courts, bars, restaurants and accommodation.