Young golfers can tee off in championship

Lee Westwood with BHF Junior Golf Championship 2013 top fundraiser James Bailey at Close House Golf Club near Ponteland.

Lee Westwood with BHF Junior Golf Championship 2013 top fundraiser James Bailey at Close House Golf Club near Ponteland.

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YOUNG golfers in Northumberland are being encouraged to sign up for the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF’s) Junior Golf Championship.

The long-running competition returns to the region with a qualifying round, which will take place at Newcastle United Golf Club on Friday, May 30.

The winning and highest fund-raising teams will go on to compete in a prestigious area final at Oulton Hall, Leeds, this summer.

As well as competing against juniors from across the north of England, the top fund-raising teams will also be in with a chance of meeting Ryder Cup hero Lee Westwood and receiving a host of excellent prizes.

Junior golf co-ordinator Carl Jones said: “This competition is perfect for young golfers of all experience levels.

“We’ve had high handicappers just starting out in the game to young players who have represented England at junior level in previous years. Everyone is welcome.

“As well as the opportunity to compete in an exciting competition with some fantastic prizes, our players will be raising money to fund the fight against coronary heart disease.

“Unfortunately, this remains the UK’s single biggest killer and can affect anyone at any stage in life. By taking part, golfers will but will be helping to raise vital funds that will help the BHF continue its vital research, support and care for those living with heart disease.”

Teams are open to all junior golfers who hold a handicap and can be made up of any combination of boys and girls aged 11 to 18.

Schools and golf clubs looking to enter a team should call Peter Cartwright on 0191 2362574 or email petercartwright_wideopen@yahoo.co.uk

For more information about the competition, visit www.bhf.org.uk/juniorgolf