Young golfers from Broome Manor took part in the 2015 Tiger Cup at the weekend – a local version of the game’s Ryder Cup tournament.
Star youngsters from the Swindon Premier Golf Academy at Broome Manor split into two teams, one representing Europe and the other the United States of America.
The two teams of 12 contested the foursomes/better ball format on Saturday with Team Europe taking an 8-4 lead into Sunday’s singles matches.
Sunday’s singles produced a superb climax to the competition as Team USA drew level at one point before the European team eventually bounced back to win 14-10.
The singles results were as follows: Flynn Walters (USA) beat Alexander Emanuel (Europe); Sofia Escalante (USA) beat Tristan Panting (Europe); Ethan Batstone (USA) lost to Ryan Gallagher (Europe); William Badminton (USA) lost to Jakob Venables (Europe); Stuart Sloan (USA Captain) beat Ben Law (Europe captain); George Webb (USA) beat Ben Wakeley (Europe); Ethan Graham (USA) beat Katie Walls (Europe); Cillian Roberts (USA) halved with Jimmy Stratford (Europe); James Emanuel (USA) halved with Sam Hullock (Europe); Sammy Walls (USA) lost to Olivia Bannon (Europe); Macklins Hawkins (USA) lost to Harry Dearsley (Europe); Dominic Gowland (USA) lost to Lewy Hayward (Europe).
Head coach of the Swindon Premier Golf Academy and founder of the Tiger Cup Lee Hayward said afterwards: “This truly was an amazing event for junior golf at Broome Manor, all players played with determination, pride and showed top class sportsmanship and are a credit to their coaches, their golf club and their parents.
“The support of the parents since I have set this tournament up three years ago has been outstanding, they bring colour, fun and they certainly bring the noise.
“As a professional golf coach I feel it’s important to hold team events within a club to really bring the players together young and old and that is exactly what the Tiger Cup has done.
“A big thanks to all players and their parents for making the 2015 Tiger Cup a huge success.
“I am very proud of what our junior coaching programme has become and how bright the future looks for junior golf at Broome Manor and I think one day in the future, it could be Tiger Cup to Ryder Cup just like our very own David Howell for some of these young stars.”