15th Sep, 2019

Droitwich Golf Club to host 37th Junior Girls Open next month

Craig Gibbons 15th Feb, 2018

DROITWICH Golf Club will be hosting the 37th Junior Girls Open Competition next month.

Junior girl golfers from across the county are invited to enter the prestigious event which takes place on Thursday, March 29 and is open to all ages.

Beginners can enjoy their first taste of competition over nine holes while the more experienced players can take part in the 18-hole competition with the winner qualifying for The Telegraph Vitality Junior Golf Championship, which could take them towards the final in Portugal.

Girls Open organiser Jo Slade said: “Last year’s event was a huge success with 56 girls from 32 clubs competing.

“We are thrilled to be welcoming back our gross winner Sophie Johnson who remained high on the Telegraph leader board throughout the season, narrowly missing a slot in the final competition.

“I know the girls who enter are excited about playing in an event alongside Sophie who has played golf in the Junior England Team.”

The Droitwich Junior Girls Open is an important event in the county calendar as it is the opening event in the Hereford and Worcestershire County Girl’s Order of Merit competition.

Anne Solloway, Worcestershire & Hereford Ladies County Golf Association Junior Team manager, said: “We very much encourage the girls from across the County to enter the Droitwich Open, it is really important for the girls to get an early start to their season and to play with their counterparts from different county regions.”

Worcestershire county player and past junior county captain Lucy Walton has been invited to attend the event for the 10th year in a row as the Event Ambassador.

“Lucy has shown such dedication to her junior golf career and it is a wonderful achievement to have played in the Junior Girls Open for the past nine years,” added Slade.

“We wanted to mark Lucy’s 10th consecutive event by inviting her as our Event Ambassador.

“Sadly, Lucy is no longer a junior so can’t compete, but she is a fabulous role model for girls at every stage of their junior golf career.

“The lady’s section at Droitwich started this event to give a special opportunity to young players, and Lucy has embraced that sentiment.”

The 18-hole competition, open to girls with an active CONGU handicap of 36 or under, is £8.00 while the nine-hole competition, where there are no restrictions on entry, is £5.00.

Entry forms can be found at www.droitwichgolfclub.co.uk.

For further details about the event contact Slade by emailing dgcgirlsopen@gmail.com.

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