Prestigious new qualifying venue for
Wales’ premier junior golf tournament
The Principality Junior
Wales Open returns this spring with the addition of a new qualifying venue at
the prestigious Vale Resort.
The Vale Resort, which
has played host to European Senior Tour and Challenge Tour events, will stage one
of five Easter holiday qualifiers on its scenic Lake Course on Tuesday April 7.
It is the first time that
The Vale Resort has been a qualifying venue for the tournament but the club has
a proud history of developing top young golfers. Vale product Rhys Pugh won the
Junior Wales Open title at the tender age of 14 and has gone on to win Walker
Cup honours and be crowned European Amateur Champion.
Vale Resort Golf
Operations Manager Clive Coombs said:
We’re delighted to be supporting the Principality Junior Wales Open and I
know the young competitors are going to enjoy the spectacular challenge of The
Lake Course.We are committed to junior golf development at The Vale and I’m sure members of our own Junior Academy will be keen to enter. We look forward to welcoming other young golfers from all over South Wales.
Wales’ premier open junior
golf tournament will feature four other regional qualifying events - at Builth
Wells (March 31), Vale of Llangollen (April 1), Celtic Manor Roman Road (April
2) and Langland Bay (April 8).
Entries are welcome from
junior golfers from outside Wales as well as within the Principality and the
2015 tournament will once again include and encourage participation from
disabled golfers playing under the R&A's Modification of the Rules of Golf
for Golfers with Disabilities.
qualifiers in Under-13, Under-15 and Under-18 age groups will then contest a summer
grand final on The Twenty Ten Course, which hosted such a memorable Ryder Cup
at Celtic Manor in 2010.
Society and The Celtic Manor Resort are proud to be building on the legacy of
Wales’ first Ryder Cup with a competition which hopes to foster future
Graeme Yorston, Group Chief Executive at Principality
Building Society, said: “We’re
delighted to continue sponsoring this competition and support the Celtic Manor
Resort in developing the next generation of golfing talent.
“In 2011, our first
year of sponsorship, we had Amy Boulden as the Principality Junior Wales Open
girls’ champion and she has just been crowned the Ladies European Tour rookie
of the year after a stellar amateur career which included winning the Curtis
Cup for Great Britain and Ireland.
“We look forward to
another exciting year of competition, starting during the Easter holidays on some
of the finest courses in Wales.”
Golfers as young as 10 from
all over the UK got their first taste of competition outside their own clubs in
last year’s event, which had almost 400 junior entries. Winning a place in the Twenty
Ten Course grand final on 27th July includes an overnight stay at
the five-star Celtic Manor Resort.
For an entry fee of £20,
every competitor gets 18 holes of golf in the regional qualifier, a packed
lunch and a goody bag of golfing merchandise from Welsh company Asbri Golf, as well
as the chance to bid for top prizes in the grand final.
Enter online here or call 01633
410318 for more information.