Over 1400 golfing juniors are up for the challenge! They’ve just taken part in the first official event of England Golf’s 2012 National Skills Challenge, which is sponsored by FootJoy, the #1 shoe and glove in golf.
The National Skills Challenge encourages youngsters to improve their golfing skills and have fun as they practise putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and the long game.
Juniors at registered clubs can take part in two official challenge events and view their names on an online leaderboard at www.getintogolf.org/skills The deadline for the second challenge is Sunday 15th July and the best players from the two events will be eligible to qualify for the regional finals in August where they play for a place in September’s national final.
FootJoy have sponsored the Challenge since 2010 and provide products and prizes for all the players at the regional and national finals.
Russell Lawes, FootJoy's European Marketing Manager said, “We are delighted to once again be supporting the Junior National Skills Challenge. This is a fantastic initiative that provides a fun and easy way for junior golfers to improve all aspects of their game in an enjoyable and relaxed way. We look forward to seeing the success of this year’s events and we wish all involved every success. ”
Over 760 clubs and more than 6000 juniors are registered for the National Skills Challenge. Clubs can choose whether to take part in the official challenge events or to run their own club challenge or to simply incorporate the activities in their own junior coaching programmes
Richard Flint, England Golf Development Manager commented “The National Skills Challenge is a fun way to encourage juniors to practice and develop their skills. All golf clubs are welcome to register and receive a variety of free resources including manuals, scorecards and certificates.”
The National Skills Challenge supported by FootJoy is an initiative provided as part of the England Golf Partnership’s (EGP) Whole Sport Plan for golf and is an integral part of its vision to grow the game.
For more information on the National Skills Challenge, including details on how to register, please visit www.getintogolf.org/skills.