The Duke of York Young Champions Trophy is a select, international 54-hole stroke play golf tournament for young men and women for the current holder of their Under 18 National Championship or the winner of a separate but recognised major golfing event in the preceding year. It is the only junior tournament in the world that plays solely on Open Championship (Links) courses.

The Duke of York Young Champions Trophy draws players from all over the world and has a number of notable past participants including Rory McIlroy, Matteo Manassero, Pablo Martin and Anna Nordqvist. His Royal Highness's aims for the tournament are to promote the development of junior golf, encourage competitiveness and friendship between individual champions whilst providing them with an opportunity to play on Open venue courses against their peers. The event is supported and overseen by officials of the Royal & Ancient and counts towards the World Amateur Golf Rankings.

The Duke of York

The Duke of York

The Duke of York

"It is through this sort of competition that future great golfers, both professional and amateur, will be identified and encouraged. There are so many talented young sports people and I am determined to assist with their endeavours."

The Duke of York is a keen sportsman and works to encourage greater participation of young people in golf and the overall worldwide development of the game. HRH is Patron and co-founder of The Duke of York Young Champions Trophy.

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