New Mills to host round of Derbyshire junior golf tour

NEW MILLS Golf Club is to host a round of a county-wide mini tour for promising young golfers.

The Derbyshire Futures Tour is aimed at boys and girls under the age of 14. Players do not need to be member of a club to enter.

A series of eight and nine-hole competitions will be held across Derbyshire - including at New Mills on July 15 - with results counting towards an Order of Merit.

Nigel Furniss, county development officer for Derbyshire Golf, said: “This is a great opportunity for young golfers to pit their wits against each other in a competitive, but friendly atmosphere, and test their skills on a variety of different courses.”

Prizes are available in three age categories: under-14 order of merit for boys and girls (born 1998-99, no CONGU handicap); under-12 order of merit boys and girls (born 2000-2001); under-ten order of merit boys and girls (born 2002-05).

The programme of events is: July 1, Shirland Golf Club; July 8, Tapton Park GC; July 15, New Mills GC; July 22, Breadsall Priory GC; August 5, Alfreton GC; August 19, Bakewell GC; August 26, Ashbourne GC.

An Order of Merit final will be held in September, with the prize presentation evening being held in October.

Further details about how to get involved are available from organiser Victoria Riley at U12TOUR@derbyshiregolf.org.