After the success of last year’s Junior event, American Golf, in association with Ping, is to roll out its Junior Championship across the UK this summer with all proceeds being donated to The Golf Foundation. There will be six regional qualifying events across the country in July and August, with the Grand Final taking place on 26 August at Ping’s Gainsborough headquarters.
The event is open to anyone aged under 18 as of the 1 January 2015. There will be several prize categories from scratch comp to up to handicaps of 54 for both boys and girls. Juniors wishing to enter can apply online at www.americangolf.co.uk/events Rather than pay an entry fee, they will be asked to make a £5 donation to The Golf Foundation via a dedicated Just Giving page, a donation that will help bring the next generation of golfers into the game.
Daniel Gathercole, head of marketing at American Golf said, “We were really inspired by the golfers we met at last year’s event. They were incredibly passionate about their game but they also reminded us how much fun golf can be. We’re excited to widen the reach of the event and give more young golfers the chance to play some great courses.”