Copt Heath Golf Club is pleased to announce that the 40th running of the Peter McEvoy Trophy will be held in 2021. The dates for this prestigious junior competition are Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th August, with a practice day on Tuesday 24th August.
The competition will be for a field of 84 golfers, and the club are delighted that, for the first time, entry will be open to both boys and girls under the age of 18 years on 1st January 2021. This is an innovation supported by The R&A, with golf uniquely placed to stage mixed competitions, with boys and girls using different tees.
The Peter McEvoy Trophy is one of the most prestigious junior golf tournaments in the calendar. Previous winners include Justin Rose and Lee Westwood, with many notable other former entrants including Paul Casey, Luke Donald, Tyrell Hatton and Danny Willett.
Peter McEvoy OBE has been a member of Copt Heath for 55 years. Following his Amateur Championship victories in 1977 and 1978 Copt Heath made him an honorary life member. He was also invited to suggest a way in which the club could commemorate his achievements. He chose a 72 hole competition to be held annually at the Solihull based club.
On the announcement of the 2021 competition, Peter commented: “Copt Heath honoured me by inviting me to be the patron of the first 72 hole boys golf tournament. Now the Peter McEvoy Trophy is set to become a tournament to be contested by both boys and girls, all competing for the same trophy. I am excited and fully support this development and I am very grateful to Copt Heath and to The R&A for their support and encouragement in making this change to the tournament’s format a reality.”
Image – Peter with 2019 and most recent winner, Tom McKibbon
Held at Copt Heath Golf Club, a Harry Colt course founded in 1907, close to Knowle and Solihull
Now being run for the first time with girls competing for the same trophy
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