Monday, 26th September, 2016

Welsh Junior Tour tees off

Story published at 14:44, Tuesday, April 12th, 2016


U8's winner George Ledsham gets his prizes from GUW Chair Dr Val Franklin and Mold club captain Don Farringdon

U8’s winner George Ledsham gets his prizes from GUW Chair Dr Val Franklin and Mold club captain Don Farringdon

More than 80 golfers between the ages of 8-14 enjoyed the first event in the Welsh Junior Tour to ensure the new competition teed off successfully in Mold Golf Club.

Golf Union of Wales Chairman Val Franklin was on hand to see the inaugural event, which is taking part on courses specially tailored to suit the age profile and ability of the players.

“We are delighted with the success of the first Junior Tour event and our thanks go to the committee and members at Mold Golf Club for giving up their course for the day and helping us in the organisation,” she said.

‘There is some tremendous work going on within clubs and counties across Wales to introduce young players to the game helped by the junior initiatives run by Golf Development Wales and the recently established GUW coaching centres programme.

“The Welsh Junior Tour builds on all this work by giving young players a fun but competitive opportunity at an early stage in their golfing development. Golf is a tremendous game for all the family and it was great to see so many parents at the golf club supporting their children and even participating in some of the skills challenges organised by GDW.”

Mold Golf Club manager Chris Mills said, “It has been a pleasure to see so many young players participating in this event. We are committed to supporting junior golf and, through our professional Craig Tudor, have one of the strongest junior academies in North Wales helping to develop the next generation of players.”

In 2016 there will be three further regional Junior Tour events at Carmarthen, West Wales, Lakeside (Garthmyl), Mid Wales and Virginia Park, South Wales, with the final taking place in the autumn at St Pierre near Chepstow.

Mold Golf Club http://moldgolfclub.co.uk/

Golf Union of Wales www.golfunionwales.org

Golf Development Wales www.golfdevelopmentwales.org

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