With 17-year-old Charley Hull sparkling on her Solheim Cup debut and Matthew Fitzpatrick, an 18-year-old, also enjoying significant success across the Atlantic in the US Amateur Championship, it was very much a weekend for teenage kicks.
Back on this side of the pond, Ewen Ferguson of Bearsden got himself in on the act on super Sunday as golf's young guns fired themselves into centre stage. The 17-year-old's 10&9 demolition of Germany's Michael Hirmer in the final of the Boys' Amateur Championship at Hoylake provided us Scots with a moment of our own to savour.
The under-18s showpiece has been a happy hunting ground for the tartan army down the seasons. In the last 15 years, Steven O'Hara, David Inglis and Jordan Findlay have all triumphed while Findlay, Fraser Fotheringham and Fraser McKenna have all been beaten finalists.
How Ferguson's career will progress after this breakthrough is in the lap of the golfing gods but he need not to look too far for inspiring tales. Fitzpatrick won the Boys' Championship with an emphatic 10&8 win 12 months ago and, over the last few weeks, the Sheffield teenager has won the silver medal at the Open and become the first Englishman since 1911, and the first Brit since Aberdeen's Richie Ramsay in 2006, to capture the US Amateur crown. He will also lead GB&I into battle at next month's Walker Cup against the USA.
It's been a remarkable rise and Ferguson has taken note. "I played in the same Boys' Home Internationals at County Louth as him last year," recalled Ferguson, who will represent GB&I in the upcoming Jacques Leglise Trophy. "I didn't play against him but I knew he was a good player. But he's just went from strength to strength and taken off. This shows what can happen. One big win, like he had at the Boys' Championship, can be the launch pad. The confidence goes up and opportunities arrive."
Ferguson, who was in the Junior Golf Academy at Hilton Head in the US, has now opted to focus all his energies on his chosen sport. It is a case of school's out for the Scottish teenager but he is hoping a golfing education can reap big rewards. Ferguson, who reached the quarter-finals of the Scottish Amateur Championship earlier this month, is in no rush to take the professional plunge but he is certainly adopting a professional approach to his development.
"I've decided to dedicate myself to golf and I have a strict regime," said Ferguson, who was back at his home club practising yesterday. "It's just a lot of golf but I don't think you can do it any other way. You can't do it half-heartedly. All the golfers on the PGA Tour or the European Tour earn it and you have to give it your all."
This weekend, the Bearsden club hosts its annual gala weekend and there will be a star attraction plonked in the main bar. "I'm getting the trophy delivered to the club as people want a photo of it," he added. They'll want a snap of their own rising star too, of course.