Linden Hall to host new junior golf event
The North East of England’s leading junior golf tour and golf events company are teaming up to launch a new series of pro am tournaments for junior golfers.
The Junior Pro Am Summer Series will provide an unrivalled competitive golf opportunity for the region’s young golfers, pairing them with PGA professionals in a tournament environment for the first time in the North East of England. Four events will take place this summer - at Macdonald Linden Hall (August 2), Prudhoe Golf Club (August 10), Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Club (August 23) and Brancepeth Castle Golf Club (August 31).
Jason Budd, founder of the Northern Junior Golf Tour, said: “We’re very excited to add the series of pro ams to our successful calendar of Northern Junior Golf Tour events. The partnership with Albatross Golf Events adds another unique opportunity to the calendar for young golfers from across the north of England. For junior golfers, teaming up with a local PGA professional is a chance to learn up close from some of the best players in our area."
Teams of three junior golfers will be paired with a PGA professional for each 18-hole event, with a junior prize table worth £1,000 and a professional purse worth £2,500 up for grabs.
Team entry for each event is £150 (£125 for three juniors and £25 for professionals) and includes a post-round meal as well as prizes for the top five teams and nearest the pin.
Juniors aged 18 and under are eligible to play in the events, with a maximum handicap of 28 for boys and 36 for girls.