Young Quint Van Beek to represent Malta in the US Kids Golf Championship

Thursday, May 27, 2010, 6:30

13-year old Quint Van Beek will be representing Malta and testing his golf skills against hundreds of the world’s best junior players in the prestigious U.S. Kids Golf European Championship being held between 1-3 June over four historic East Lothian links courses in Scotland.

Quint Van Beek in action

Organised by the U.S. Kids Golf Foundation – which provides opportunities from children across the world to learn and play golf – the event has emerged as Europe’s premier junior competition to showcase the next generation of golfing stars.

Kids as young as six and – for the first time – up to the age of 18 will be challenging for the various age group European Champion titles at the event, which also aims to promote the sport among children and families, as well as giving young players the chance to forge lifelong friendships through the game of golf.

The top finishers in each category will then compete in the Van Horn Cup – a showpiece event, modelled on the Ryder Cup, where the best European players are pitted against the top non-Europe golfers. The top five finishers in each age and gender group also automatically receive an invitation to the U.S. Kids Golf World Championships at Pinehurst Golf Club, North Carolina, in August.

The 13 years 8age group will comprise of 42 other players hailing from different countries across Europe as well as from South Africa, Thailand and the United States.

Quint is a junior member of the Royal Malta Golf Club and during this, his first competitive golfing season, has won the Mcvities Trophy, the Hackers Trophy and came second on count-back in the of Malta vs The Rest supplementary competition.

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