Monday, January 30, 2012

SGU JUNIOR TOUR - Open entry for 2012 events


The Scottish Golf Union has made changes to the entry system for the three Junior Tour Events for the 2012 season.

Traditionally, an invitation process was used to allow SGU selectors to assess boys’ performances over challenging courses, with a view to then picking national teams.

Now for 2012, entry will be open for the trio of Junior Tour competitions, with a nominated number of invites per event coming from SGU selectors.
As in the past, these three events will combine with other national championships and events to count towards the Scottish Hydro Boys Order of Merit (formerly the SGU Boys Order of Merit).

In December, the SGU announced an exciting new sponsorship agreement with Scottish Hydro who will be investing in junior golf over the next three years (2012-14). Scottish Hydro is this year’s official sponsor of the SGU Boys’ Order of Merit and Junior Tour series.

Scottish Golf Performance Development Manager Kevin Cademy-Taylor said: “We are trying to ensure the best players are in all our junior fields so we have a first-class competitive season for Scottish Boys.”

The SGU Junior Tour was launched in 2004 to provide leading Scottish Boys (Under-18) with additional competitive play on challenging courses; to provide coaching staff and selectors an opportunity to assess players and their development over such venues; and, to provide an appropriate competition structure and added incentive for young players to pursue higher honours.

Entry forms for the Junior Tour events along with all other national championships will be available for download from the SGU website – – from the beginning of February. The entry fee for Junior Tour events will be £15.

The fields for the Junior Tour events will be limited to a certain number, with a handicap ballot used to determine the final field.

The schedule for the Scottish Hydro Boys Order of Merit, including the three Scottish Hydro Junior Tour events, is a follows:

March 31-April 1: Scottish Hydro Junior Tour – Event 1 (Gullane No 2)
April 9-14: Paul Lawrie Foundation Scottish boys' championship (Murcar Links)
May 11-13: Golf Data Lab Scottish youths open amateur stroke play championship (Ladybank)
May 26-27: Scottish Hydro Junior Tour – Event 2 (The Roxburghe)
June 10: Dunfermline BS Scottish boys' area team championship (Cowglen)
June 16-17: Scottish Hydro Junior Tour – Event 3 (Rowallan Castle)
July 3-4: Loretto School Scottish boys' Under-14s open stroke-play championship (Buchanan Castle)
July 11-13: Scottish boys' Under-16s open stroke-play championship (Strathaven)
July 24-16: Scottish boys' open amateur stroke-play championship (Cardross).
August 14-19: British boys' amateur championship (Notts and Coxmoor)
August 21-22: Nick Faldo Junior Series Scottish qualifier (Panmure)
September 1-2: Paul Lawrie Foundation Junior Jug (Elgin)

If you have any questions regarding the Order of Merit, please contact
Kevin Cademy-Taylor on 01334 466 486

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