International field to contest Reid Trophy

Reid Trophy

The Reid Trophy returns ‘home’ next week when an international field of U14 boy players head to Porters Park Golf Club in Hertfordshire.

The Reid Trophy – or the English U14 boys’ open championship – is one of the most prestigious titles in the junior game and the golf will be of the highest standard. The 54-hole event will be played from Tuesday to Thursday, August 2-4.

The English challengers include Dominic Clemons, 14, and Conor Gough, 13, who have already made an impact in the U16 McGregor Trophy this season.

Clemons (Gog Magog) scored 68 in the last round and finished on three-over, sharing fifth place, while Gough (Stoke Park) tied ninth.

The Reid Trophy is the legacy of Malcolm Reid, a great supporter of junior golf and a long-time member of Porters Park Golf Club in Hertfordshire.

He always believed there should be a national competition for under 14s and in 1995, two years before his death, he launched the Reid Trophy at his club.

Over the years the championship has grown to become a thoroughly international event, attracting the best boy players from across England, Europe and beyond.

Past winners include England’s Eddie Pepperell, now a successful European Tour player and Scotland’s Bradley Neil who went on to become the Amateur Champion and a Walker Cup player before turning professional. England international Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park) won the trophy in 2011.

The Reid Trophy was hosted at Porters Park for its first five years before moving to other courses around the country, but regularly returning ‘home’.

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