Cornwall U12 mini tour scores a hit

Cornwall U12 tour St Enodoc

The Cornwall Golf Union has a huge hit on its hands after starting a mini tour to encourage U12 golfers.

The first event, at St Enodoc, attracted 54 boys and girls, aged from five-years old, and the entry far exceeded the hopes of the organisers. For some of the players it was their first taste of junior golf.

The youngsters played a fun, shortened version of the game over nine holes of stableford and they were all treated to a CGU bag tag and a Chinnydipper hat.

Organiser David Watson, helped by the St Enodoc junior section, also ran putting and chipping challenges for the players.

Now the tour moves on to Truro, Trevose and Newquay, before finishing at St Austell where the golf will be followed by dinner and a prize giving.  

David Watson commented: "Retrospectively you would say why didn't we do this a long time ago? But here we are, with an excited group looking forward to it all."

County Juniors’ President Alan Lund added: “Obviously the hope is we can make the events enjoyable for them so that they want to keep coming back and stay in the game.”