Mini tour is launched

THE next generation of young golfers in Derbyshire now have their own mini Tour to play on.

Derbyshire Golf has launched its Futures Tour for 2011 – aimed at girls and boys under the age of 16.

The Futures Tour builds on the success of the Under-12 Tour which has been run for the past two years.

The Futures Tour will feature categories for Under 16 girls; Under 14 boys; Under 12; and Under 10.

Points will be scored at the Tour’s events in July and August, counting towards an Order of Merit which will determine who takes part in the September final.

Each player must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the events, which will be played over eight or nine holes.

The entry fee is £4 per event with a player’s best four scores counting in the Order of Merit.

The programme commenced at Tapton Park Golf Club on Sunday July 3 with over 30 young players competing.

The remaining qualifying events in the 2011 Derbyshire Futures Tour are: July 10: New Mills Golf Club (2.30pm)

July 24: Shirland Golf Club (3pm); July 31: Ashbourne Golf Club (3.30pm); August 7: Alfreton Golf Club (3.30pm); August 14: Breadsall Priory Golf Club (3pm)

August 21: Bakewell Golf Club (2.00pm); August 28: Chesterfield Golf Club (1pm).