Brompton to take on Europe’s finest

Max Brompton with his older brother Harrison.
Max Brompton with his older brother Harrison.

Promising young golfer Max Brompton was thrilled when he received notification that he has been invited to compete in the US Kids European Championships.

The seven-year-old will travel to Scotland in May for the prestigious junior golf tournament, having secured his place with some outstanding performances last year.

He won the Wee Wonders competition in Leeds last summer, which earned him a spot at the national grand finals at the home of golf, St Andrews.

After a testing start there, he finished well and his score was enough to earn an invitation to the European Championships at Longniddry. His efforts have also seen him shortlisted for the Junior Sports Person of the Year category at the third Bridlington Free Press Sports Awards in March.

Dad Chris said: “He is looking forward to it and after enjoying his first competitions last year, he is determined to do well.

“In July, he is also back to Leeds to defend his Wee Wonders regional title and if he is successful, that will see him play at St Andrews again later in the year.

“The family are looking forward to this next tournament as we are still on a high from last year so to start the year like this is fantastic. He is in full swing with his practice and also in the quarter finals of the Junior Winter Knockout at Bridlington Golf Club.

“We would like to say a special thanks to Anthony Howarth and the team at Bridlington Golf Club for all the hard work they are doing with Max and all the junior members.

“We are also very proud that has been shortlisted for the Free Press Sports Awards.”

The Longniddry course, near Edinburgh, is one of the host clubs for this year’s US Kids European Championships along with Craigielaw, Gullane and Luffness New.

More than 100 up-and-coming golfers aged nine and under have registered to play at the course, which will feature nine shortened holes, measuring around 1,800 yards in total.

Chris added: “Max will have a practice round on the first day then play three nine-hole rounds over the next three days followed by a presentation.

“Last year 36 children took part in his age group but in total, approximately 550 players from 35 nations will compete in the tournament.”

Max, whose sporting idol is Rory McIlroy, began playing golf at the age of four and his older brother Harrison is also a promising junior and qualified to compete in the regional Wee Wonders competition last year.

The European tournament at Longniddry takes place between May 28 and 30.