Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Championship launches

The Telegraph today announced the launch of The Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championship 2019.  This year’s championship is being sponsored by professional golfer Justin Rose MBE, who was himself the winner of the title in 1997.

Open to anyone aged under 18 at midnight on 1 January 2019, the competition is now in its 35th year and has helped produce major stars including Justin Rose, Melissa Reid, Tommy Fleetwood, Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Matt Fitzpatrick.  Regarded as the unofficial ‘major’ of junior golf, the 54-hole stroke play tournament will this year return to Quinta Do Lago in Portugal and will be televised by Sky Sports.

Justin Rose said: “I am delighted to announce my sponsorship of the Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championship, a tournament close to my heart since I won the title back in 1997.  It’s great to be involved in the championship and have the opportunity to encourage and grow junior, grass-roots golf, I can’t wait to see some of this year’s talent. Good luck to everyone taking part this year!”

Qualification for the Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championship, which is supported by The R&A, European Tour and England Golf, tees off on 27 March, and details on how to enter or how clubs can get  involved can be found here: Telegraph.co.uk/juniorgolf.

Adam Sills, Head of Sport at The Telegraph, said: “It’s great to have a player of Justin’s calibre backing this year’s championship.  As a former winner who has gone on to be a world number one, he will provide plenty of inspiration for all this year’s junior competitors. I’m looking forward to another great championship in Portugal.”

Sean Moriarty, CEO Quinta do Lago said:  “We are very proud to be hosting the Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championship at Quinta do Lago this year.  Golf has always been at the heart of Quinta do Lago and it is fantastic to be growing the next generation of champions as part of our legacy. Justin is a former winner of the championship and went on to become the world number one. The tournament will be a great opportunity to inspire and educate young people, as well as a fantastic event for the whole family to enjoy.  We look forward to welcoming you to Quinta do Lago and wish all the young hopefuls the very best in the tournament.”