New Mills Golf Club to host round of county’s Futures Tour event

A mini Tour for promising young Derbyshire golfers gets underway later this month.

The Derbyshire Futures Tour is aimed at boys and girls under the age of 14.

Players do not need to be member of a club to enter.

A series of eight and nine-hole competitions will be held across Derbyshire - including New Mills and Bakewell golf clubs - with results counting towards an Order of Merit.

Nigel Furniss, county development officer for Derbyshire Golf, said: “This is a great opportunity for young golfers to pit their wits against each other in a competitive, but friendly atmosphere, and test their skills on a variety of different courses.”

Prizes are available in four age groups: under-14 order of merit for boys and girls (born 1999-2000, no CONGU handicap); under-12 order of merit boys and girls (born 2001-2002, no CONGU handicap); under-ten order of merit boys and girls (born 2003-06); under-12 boys/Under 14 girls order of merit for players with CONGU handicap.

The cost is £5 per event or £40 for all ten qualifying events.

Further details are available from Alice Lowe on 07824 552663 or Ruth Rastrick on 07572 680917, or by emailing futurestour@derbyshiregolf.org.