WOW, what a season to remember and a new one is just around the corner. 2018 saw holes in ones, European Tour gent and lady stars lining up alongside our budding junior golf stars, and new venues all giving a warm welcome to the Shires Junior Golf Tour.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank every club (14 in total) that could not do enough to make the Shires Tour experience a success in 2018. With over 200 different players taking part in the 2018 season, Shires must be doing something right.
BIGGER AND BETTER What’s in store for the 2019 season?
A chance to qualify for the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship at Nailcote Hall, and the Midlands Golfer Par 3 Championships in June welcomes the Shires juniors once again. The picture shows Joseph Hyde, the winner of the MG Par 3 Championship in 2018.
More Pro-Ams, team events, Parents vs the Juniors match ups plus a new Order of Merit season with great prizes.
Tour Manager Paul Bull has set out a new schedule for 2019 aimed at promoting and educating players so that they are ready to represent their golf clubs, counties and even at national level too.
Paul explained – “We have been very lucky in the past six years, the Shires Junior Golf Tour has seen players take part for their clubs , move into their county squads, play for their country and even turn professional too. Something that we are all very proud of.”
Exciting news for 2019
Shires, the KJ Golf Academy at Market Harborough GC , Custom Lab Golf and Par + have put together a package of prizes from the top golfing brands for next season. Watch out for more news or visit our website shiresjuniorgolftour.co.uk
Ryder Cup – Shires Junior Golf Tour vs The Robert Rock Junior Golf Tour – Sunday 18th August 2019
The setting for this event has now been confirmed as the beautiful Nailcote Hall.
Paul (Shires) and Natalie (Robert Rock) are very excited about this event. Both teams of 24 players from each tour have been picked after placing well in both Junior golf tours Order of Merits this season. A special thank you to Justin Bell of Rutland Water Golf Club who has sponsored the trophy and medals for this event. Players will enjoy a day of matchplay, 4ball betterball in the morning followed by singles in the afternoon. ( Let the fun begin )
Each player from the Shires Junior Golf Tour will receive a Ryder Cup style shirt sponsored by Par + junior golf apparel, a huge thank you goes out to James Dixon for his continued support.
Shires Tour – 2019 schedule (as of Sunday November 18th)
Pro- Am – Kingsthorpe Golf Club – Thursday 11th April ( Shot Gun Start 12pm )
1st Order of Merit – Beds & County Golf Club- Sunday 14th April ( Tee times from 12pm )
2nd Order of Merit- Elton Furze Golf Club- Sunday 5th May ( Tee times from 12pm )
3rd Order of Merit- Kirby Muxloe Golf Club- Sunday 19th May ( Tee times from 9.30am )
4th Order of Merit- Overstone Golf Club- Monday 27th May ( Tee times from 12pm )
Pro Am- Market Harborough Golf Club- Sunday 2nd June ( Shotgun Start time to be confirmed)
Midlands Golfer Par 3 Championship – Nailcote Hall- Saturday 15th June ( Tee times all day )
5th Order of Merit- Melton Mowbray Golf Club- Sunday 16th June ( Tee times from 12pm)
6th Order of Merit- Burton On Trent Golf Club- Sunday 21st July ( Tee times from 12pm)
Team Event- Kingsthorpe Golf Club- Sunday 11th August- ( Tee Times from 12pm )
Ryder Cup Team event V’s Robert Rock Junior Golf Tour- Nailcote Hall- Sunday 18th August – ( Tee times all day )
Grand Final – Wellingborough Golf Club ( to be confirmed) Sunday 29th September.
We are also working on two more events in October, Spain and Scotland. We hope to have these confirmed soon.