Will Hopkins - 4th place in the McEvoy Trophy

Belton Park member, Will Hopkins returned an excellent -2 in the McEvoy Trophy to secure joint 4th in this prestigious junior event.

Will (second from right, back row) played some excellent golf, shooting a 69 in the first round and a 72 in the second round.

As ever, Will represented the club magnificently and did us proud.

The History Of The Peter McEvoy Trophy 

Following his Amateur Championship victories the Club invited Peter to suggest a way in which we may commemorate his achievements.  He suggested a 72 hole competition for Under 18 junior boy golfers, to be held annually at Copt Heath.

Starting in 1981, the competition was originally held in August but in 1985, at the request of the English Golfing Union (EGU), it was moved to April.  This was to assist them with the selection of the England Boys’ team ahead of the various National and European Championships held later in the season.

The McEvoy has become the traditional curtain raiser to the boy's golf season and is now viewed as one of the “must enter” junior major competitions.  The best junior players from across GB&I can therefore be guaranteed to be seen in Solihull every year.  Annually, there are far more entrants than we are able to accommodate and thus there is a ballot based on handicap. Since 2000, the cut-off handicap has reduced annually from 1.7 (2001) to 0.1 (2014), which illustrates the excellence of the players now coming through, many of whom have handicaps of between +2 and +4.

In 2013 Justin Rose became the first McEvoy Trophy winner to go on and secure a Major Championship - the US Open at Merion GC.