US Kids World Championships 2017, Pinehurst

Zoe given Tournament Director role at the US Kids World Championships 2017, Pinehurst

In May Zoe was invited to help out at the 2017 US Kids Golf European Championships at Gullane, Scotland. During that week Zoe was appointed Tournament Director at Longniddry Golf Club, one of six East Lothian courses used in the European Championships. 

Tournament Director at the US Kids World Championships

Tournament Director at the US Kids World ChampionshipsDuring the European Championships in Scotland, Zoe, a qualified US Kids Coach, was asked to attend the 2017 US Kids World Championships at Pinehurst in August. The European Championships had an impressive International field of approximately 650 competitors. However, The US Kids World Championships boasts a field of over 1500 players from 50 different countries.

Zoe was delighted to learn that she has been assigned the role of Tournament Director for the Seven Lakes Golf Course during the US Kids World Championships. Zoe will be responsible for the 10 year old Girl’s competition, alongside Shelley O’Keefe from California.

The US Kids World Championships

The US Kids World Championships started in 2005 and is played at the Pinehurst Resort and neighbouring courses each year. The World Championships is divided into a number of different age groups for boys and girls, each assigned to a different course. These players have had to attain a certain level of proficiency in US Kids Golf qualifying tournaments, so the standard is very high. A number of previous US Kids Golf World Championship competitors have gone on to successful professional careers including, Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Lexi Thompson and Cheyenne Woods.

In addition to three days of tournament play there is a wide range of events including:

  • Parent/Child Tournament,
  • Team Challenge,
  • Parade of Nations,
  • Honda Skills Challenge,
  • Closing Ceremony.

This year’s U.S. Kids World Championship runs from 3rd – 5th August.

The Van Horn Cup

Following the main Tournament, there is also a Ryder Cup style team event for 12 year olds, The World Van Horn Cup. Players from USA take on the Rest of the World in a one day better ball competition. The World Van Horn Cup is played of Pinehurst No. 2, a course that has hosted a Ryder Cup, a US PGA Championship, three US Opens and the 2014 US Women’s Open.

Tags: US Kids Golf

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