Northern Tasmania’s next batch of junior golfers finished the state’s inaugural MyGolf Junior League at Launceston Golf Club on Friday.
The two-week school holiday program featured golfers aged between seven and 12 years from the region’s four major clubs – Prospect Vale, Riverside, Mowbray and Launceston.
Twenty-six juniors teed off for a six-hole two-person ambrose event at Launceston, which gave the children a taste of competition golf.
Northern Golf secretary Rick Sindorff said the maiden event of its kind was a huge success.
“It’s certainly something we can build on in the future,” Sindorff said.
“It wasn’t about winning, we’re just trying to get them to play. There were 18 players at Prospect on the first day and they enjoyed it that much there was 20 at Riverside, 20 at Mowbray and 26 on Friday.”
Sindorff said October’s Golf Month program was the equivalent of Auskick and In2Cricket junior pathways.
“A lot of them are beginners just looking to take up the sport,” he said.
“It’s a step up from after school practice.”
- OCTOBER 24: Northern Golf AGM at Mowbray golf Club from 7.30pm.
- NOVEMBER 3-4: Deloraine Open at Deloraine Golf Club and East Coast Masters at Scamander River and St Helens golf clubs.
- NOVEMBER 24-27: Tasmanian wen’s and women’s amateur championship at Tasmania Golf Club.
- DECEMBER 1-2: Tamar Valley Championships at Greens Beach Golf Club.
- DECEMBER 16: Northern Amateur Championship (men – seniors, colts, juniors and women – A, B, C and seniors) at Prospect Vale Golf Club.