Women & Golf is delighted to be supporting the British Junior Golf Tour this year, which has seen a string of Curtis Cup players progress through its ranks. Now, we’re working in collaboration with BJGT to get more girls playing competitive golf.
The British Junior Golf Tour (BJGT) was established in 2005, as a way to encourage more juniors- boys and girls- to get into golf and have more opportunities to play competitively. Now, more than ten years on, BJGT has seen some of the UK’s top male and female amateurs progress through its ranks, including three of the eight players who will be representing GB&I at this weekend’s Curtis Cup; Annabell Fuller, Sophie Lamb and Alice Hewson.
Their current crop of players represent their clubs, counties, and countries, and have even taken up ambassador roles as is the case for Jessica Pilgrim's case with England Golf and the Golf Foundation
Every year, BJGT work hard to ensure that girls get as much competitive experience as they can, both at home and internationally, with girls competing in the IMG Academy Junior World Championships in San Diego and the Jakarta Junior World Championship, with players placing in the top 5 in the past few years.
As such a great platform for juniors to develop the competitive experience they need to develop as golfers, Women & Golf is delighted to be supporting the British Junior Golf Tour and their endeavours to get more girls into the game.
2018 has seen a big increase in the number of girls playing on the tour, with certain divisions (particularly the 11-13 age category) having an almost 50:50 split between boys and girls. It’s also encouraging to hear that the tour also have a girl in their youngest age category, 6 & Under. Stella Walters regularly travels from East Lothian to compete in BJGT events.
This year, BJGT will be hosting their first ever 3-day tournament, taking place at Lindfield Golf Club in West Sussex, the home of The Golf College, from 10-12 August. The Golf College Championship will run as three individual competitions, with BJGT Order of Merit points and trophies available each day, as well as crowning an overall champion after 27 or 54 holes (depending on category).
To learn more about the BJGT and register for the remaining competitions in 2018, please visit www.juniorgolftour.co.uk
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