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The Shires Tour events will be played around Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire. This encourages all juniors to play against each other.
The tour is split into 5 categories split into ability based on handicap/experience.
We want to make each event fun for all and encourage a good competitive spirit.
There will be Marshalls, rules officials, PGA Pros etc at each event to ensure all rules are obeyed and events run smoothly. All parents in the higher categories will be asked to watch from sidelines, lower categories will be allowed a "mini caddy" parent/guardian.
We are a handicap qualifying tour and hold the rights to adjust handicaps accordingly.
5 Handicap Divisions:
Gold – Handicaps +5 to 9.4.
Silver – Handicaps 9.5 to 21.4.
Bronze – Handicaps 21.5 to 36.
Copper (nine-hole comp) – Handicaps 37 to 53.
Diamond (nine-hole comp) – Handicaps 54 or beginners.
The top 10 players in each division will receive Order of Merit points. The highest OOM points after the final event will be the overall winners for the season. They will receive a nice trophy that will be passed on each year.
To view the Shires Junior Golf Tour rules please click below. We advise all players to print this and keep it in their bags for reference.
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE AND LEICESTERSHIRE COUNTY OPENS
The Shires Junior Golf Tour works closely with county golf to ensure we work together and do not clash. The tour has always supported County Junior events and will continue to do so.
Moving forward all clubs will be given the choice to:
Merge their Junior Open with the Shires Junior Golf Tour
This will hopefully ensure you get a good number of juniors signed up. Unfortunately, we see many clubs struggle to full up their opens for various reasons. We will also take a lot of the work away from you by organising the event via our website. We can run 2 competitions in one- Order of Merit points can be awarded for both the Shires event and the county open event on the same day.
2. Run a separate Shires Tour event as well as your Junior Open (Different Days)
You do not need to merge your open- we can host a completely separate Shires Tour event at your venue. We will do all the organising and liaise tee times, participants, green fees and catering requirements with you.
3. None! No Shires Junior Tour
Of course, you may not want to hold an event. We will not be disheartened and hopefully we can still communicate for any change of mind in the future. We would really like to discuss this further over the phone and potentially pencil in a date.
If you are a junior representative of a golf club in Leicestershire, Northamptonshire or Bedfordshire and you wish to discuss this, please get in touch.