RICHARD McEvoy admitted it was ‘a great feeling’ to celebrate winning back-to-back PGA Challenge Tour and European Tour titles with his friends and family at Thorpe Hall Golf Club.

McEvoy triumphed in the Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge, which was his third Challenge Tour success, seven days before claiming his first European Tour crown in the Porsche European Open.

And McEvoy, who has been a Thorpe Hall member since the age of 10, was overcome with joy as he celebrated his wins at a special event held at the golf club.

McEvoy, 39, said: “It was great to celebrate with what must have been a couple of hundred people.

“It was lovely to share it with members of the club who have become lifelong friends and my family.

“I’ve been a member of the club since the age of 10 and it was a special occasion.”

McEvoy’s Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge and Porsche European Open trophies were on display, along with the Howe Cup.

The Shoebury-based professional golfer won the Howe Cup at the age of 10 and son Ollie, eight, has followed in his footsteps as he also got his hands on the title last year.

McEvoy added: “I won it when I was 10 and he has now won it, which is a great achievement.

“There was 29 years between us winning it but it’s lovely to have both of our names on the same trophy.

“Ollie is eight now and he is well into his golf.”

McEvoy will be involved in the latest European Tour event, Made in Denmark, today.

And he goes into the contest with no pressure.

McEvoy confirmed: “After winning the Porsche European Tour in Hamburg, I have a full Tour card for the next two years.

“That is massive for me and I can now just enjoy the next two years and set new goals.”