Dundonald to Host 2006 Duke of York Event

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Dundonald course is to host the 2006 Duke of York Young Champions Trophy

Loch Lomond Golf Club’s Dundonald course, which is situated near Troon in Ayrshire, is to host the 2006 Duke of York Young Champions Trophy.

The 54 hole stroke play tournament, now in its sixth year, is recognised as Europe’s premier mixed golf tournament for U18 National Boy and Girl Champions and will take place at Dundonald from 12-14 September. A field of over 40 competitors from at least 20 different countries are expected to participate in the event at the Kyle Phillips-designed links course.

The Duke of York, who will be in attendance for the duration of the tournament, said:

“My Young Champions Trophy is held around the UK each year and we try to find venues where the young players are given the opportunity to play some of the very best courses, predominantly traditional Links golf, that are going to challenge their game and at the same time giving them a taste of what lies in store for them in any future career in golf. Dundonald Golf Course, a part of the Loch Lomond group of courses, is amongst the best new Links to be built in the UK in recent times. We are delighted that Loch Lomond and Dundonald are hosting this year’s Duke of York Young Champions Trophy. I hope our hosts and competitors will feel suitably challenged and I look forward to the event with keen anticipation.”

Keith Williams, Chief Executive of Loch Lomond Golf Club, said:

“Loch Lomond Golf Club has been a strong supporter of junior golf in Scotland for several years, so it is wonderful to have the opportunity of extending that support by hosting this event at our links course, Dundonald.

We are very much looking forward to hosting our first international tournament at Dundonald and are delighted to be working with the Duke of York, who serves as our Club’s International Captain.”

Loch Lomond Golf Club’s Dundonald course opened in July 2003. The 7,300-yard par 72 course, which is located about an hour’s drive south west of Loch Lomond Golf Club and half an hour from Glasgow, sits alongside Western Gailes Golf Club, overlooking the Firth of Clyde towards the island of Arran.