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JUNIOR GOLF TOUR 2000

 

Sponsored by The Times, Golf Monthly, Golf International and Bunkered and Patronised by David Leadbetter, the Junior Golf Tour 2000 promises to be an exciting series of events for junior golfers.

Boys Junior Golf Tour

The schedule for the Junior Golf Tour 2000 will have youngsters playing at some of the UK's top golf courses including Royal Birkdale, Turnberry and St Andrews. The programme consists of 42 events, divided into UK National Tour, Scottish Tour, Northern Tour, Southern Tour and Girls Tour.

Now entering its seventh year, the winners of each event on the tour will receive, along with a trophy, an invitation to take part in the final, The Tournament of Champions, to be held at Chart Hills Golf Club over two days.

The objective of the tournament is to offer young golfers the opportunity of playing a widely contrasting selection of top class golf courses throughout the UK against similar opposition and under competition conditions. The Junior Golf Tour provides each individual with the opportunity of testing their skill over a season of golf on an order of merit basis and in the process gain the necessary experience required to genuinely lower their handicap rating.

During the tour, there will be ten events in the UK National division, eight in the Scottish national, Northern and Southern divisions. Eighteen holes of strokeplay will be played at each venue. The various tour champions will be ultimately decided by the lowest aggregate seven gross scores of ten submitted by each competitor on the UK National Tour and the lowest aggregate six gross scores of eight from competitors on the Scottish National, Northern and Southern Tours.

Girls Junior Golf Tour

For girls, the competition is a National Tour, comprising of eight events, all at first class venues. For the winners of each event on the tour, there is also an invitation to take part in the finale, The Tournament of Champions to be held at Chart Hills GC.

A maximum of twenty-seven girls will be accepted as members for 2000 on a space available basis. There are trophies for the winners of each event and for the overall tour winner.

As with the Boys' Tour, each event provides individuals with the opportunity of testing their skills over a season of golf on an order of merit basis. The Girls Tour Champion will be ultimately decided by the lowest aggregate four best gross scores submitted by each competitor.

The Junior Golf Tour has developed a relationship with the American Junior Golf Association and each year two boys and two girls are invited to compete as guests of the AJGA at their annual All-American Junior Championship. Depending upon various criteria, judged throughout the year, including performance, conduct and personal presentation, two boys and two girls will be selected to represent the Junior Golf Tour at this championship and travel as part of the team in November 2000. The Patron of the Tour, David Leadbetter, funds the trip and it is planned that the four invitees will meet him at his coaching facility in the US for personal tuition.

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