The Junior European Open, first staged in 1993 and now in its 29th year, is widely regarded as the toughest test in junior golf and is the most accessible and keenly contested junior golf tournament in Europe.
We take great pride in the fact that this event is an ‘open’ championship which means, as long as you meet the age eligibility, you can participate regardless of your golf ability.
The tournament has an enviable pedigree.
In 1993, Luke Donald finished 3rd in the Finals at Wentworth. A year later, again at Wentworth, Justin Rose also finished third in the Finals played on the West Course (photograph right).
In 1995 at Valderrama, multiple Tour winner and Sky Sports presenter Nick Dougherty was among the Finalists, also finishing third. That same year, the Spanish junior team led by 15 year old Sergio Garcia took on the UK finalists in a Ryder Cup style match.
The 2018 Ladies British Open Champion Georgia Hall was a finalists in 2010. More recently, the 2008 and 2009 Junior European Open Girls’ champion Bronte Law represented GB & I in the 2012, 2014 & 2016 Curtis Cups and 2019 Solheim Cup.
The 2010 JEO Boys’ champion Max Orrin represented GB & I in the 2013 Walker Cup. Last year, Ben Taylor (JEO Champion in 2008) became the first to win on the Web.com Tour in the US.
But not all future stars make the grade at an early age. In 2003, the 2016 US Masters Champion Danny Willett competed in a JEO Regional Final but failed to qualify for the Champions Week Finals!
The search now continues for the next generation of Roses, Halls, Donalds, Doughertys and Willetts …..
The Junior European Open 2021Enter