AN ELECTRIFYING atmosphere led to a memorable Tiger Cup for young golfers at Broome Manor Golf Club over the weekend.

Two teams representing Europe and the US went head-to-head, with the home continent taking the shield in dramatic style.

America led by a point after day one, but this was overturned on the Sunday with their adversaries turning it around with just an hour to go and finished with a three-point lead.

The fifth year of Swindon’s answer to the Ryder Cup, which included a pairs day on Saturday and super singles on Sunday, is organised by PGA professional coach Lee Hayward, who has helped the tournament grow each year.

“It was an absolutely brilliant weekend of golf,” he said. “The kids played in some tough conditions, it felt almost like a hurricane at times, but the atmosphere was electric on both days.

“We had kids ranging in age from seven to 18 and parents and families who were fantastic and got involved and waved flags.

“The golf was amazing and some of the shots were like ‘wow’, there were birdies from eight, seven and nine-year-olds “The kids also learnt about etiquette and team spirit and will take away some priceless memories from taking part in their own Ryder Cup.”

Team Europe won this year’s transatlantic-themed weekend by a score of 13.5-10.5.

Away from the course, Broome Manor’s European Tour pro David Howell, a good friend of Hayward’s, recorded a video message for the youngsters.

A trophy presentation on the final day saw team Europe retain its hold of the trophy.