Somerset Golf Union

Somerset Golf Under 14 Mini Tour

Organised by the Somerset Golf Union, the Somerset Ladies County Golf Association and supported by Chinny Dipper.

The Somerset Golf Under 14 Mini Tour 2018 got underway at a sun drenched Tickenham Golf Centre on June 24th. The event was run again in conjunction with a Tickenham Junir competition, and was expertly organised by Sarah Sutcliffe and her team of Leigh Jones  and Charlie Camper. Owner Andrew Sutcliffe was also on hand in the backgound with a helping hand where neccessary.

Winner of the boys prize was Dewi Green from Tickenham with an excellent total of 29 points from 9 holes. Taking the honours for the girls was Lillianna Marshall from Farrington Park with a very impressive 28 points.

The revised format of making the competition more relevant to the aspiring junior golfer certainly appears to be bearing fruit. We are trying to get those with handicaps of 28+ for boys and 36+ for girls involved in competitive golf at different venues in preparation for them moving on to Junior Opens over 18 holes in the future. Entries are still welcomed for the remaining four events. and can be made online or by post .

We will now move to Cannington on Monday  30th July, then on to Wincanton on Thursday August 9th. The penultimate venue will be Bleadon Hill on Tuesday August 14th before the Grand Final at Farrington Park on Wednesday August 29th. We are, of course, very grateful to the clubs for allowing us the use of their courses.

Our thanks go also to ChinnyDipper for their continued sponsorship of the prizes for the competition. Please click on the logo below to visit their website and see the great range of chidrens golf clothing and accessories.

Following extensive consultation, we have decided to make some alterations to the format of the competition with the primary ambitition of making the event more appropriate to the needs of the young golfer aspiring to achieving a CONGU competition handicap. The competition will now be open to all under the age of 14 (as at Jan 1 this year). who may hold a club handicap of 28 or above for boys and 36 and above for girls. Anyone without a club handicap is very welcome to enter Play will be from tees appropriate to ability. 

Somerset Golf Mini Tour 2018

24th JuneTickenham Golf Centrefrom 9.30 am
30th JulyCannington Golf Centre2.00 pm
9th AugustWincanton Golf Club

11:00 am

14th August Bleadon Hill Golf Club11.00 am
24th AugustFarrington Park Golf Centre

2.00 pm

The entry fee for each competition will be £4.00 per player, although we have introduced a special offer of just £15.00 per player to enter all five competitions. You may enter and pay online by clicking on the relevant buttons opposite, or download an entry form and pay by cheque.

Entry is open to boys and girls who were 14 years of age or younger on January 1st this year. There is no need for an official club handicap as all players will be competing at the same level. There will be prizes at each event and a chance to win the Order of Merit based upon the 3 best scores over the tour.

We hope that you will join us for a fun competition, and look forward to receiving your entry. If you would like any further information, please contact the tournament administrator

Richard Dix email: tel or text: 07476 310281

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