Golf trophies coming to Kent
Golf trophies coming to Kent

Two of golf’s greatest trophies will visit Kent primary schools next week with just over four weeks to go before the 122nd Amateur Championship gets underway in the county at Royal St. George’s and Prince’s (19-24 June 2017).

Almost 1,000 schoolchildren in Deal, Folkestone, Dover and Canterbury will come face-to-face with The Amateur Championship Trophy, won last year by Portsmouth’s Scott Gregory, and the famous Claret Jug, won last year at Royal Troon by Henrik Stenson.

Many of the world’s finest players first broke through the ranks at The Amateur Championship including, 2017 Masters champion, Sergio Garcia and last year’s Champion Golfer of the Year, Henrik Stenson.

A starting field of 288 world-ranked players from over 30 countries will contest The Amateur Championship in Kent with the champion qualifying to play in The 146th Open at Royal Birkdale in July, next year’s US Open at Shinnecock Hills, New York and by tradition, receiving an invitation to play in the Masters Tournament at Augusta.