The Sussex Junior Golf Development Tour started in 2023 and its purpose is to get the less experienced kids onto the golf course in a friendly competitive environment. It is to give the kids the experience of playing different golf courses, meeting new friends and getting comfortable with playing golf on the golf course and not getting stuck on the range.
Who is it for? All kids in Sussex who have not got a handicap yet and for those with handicap indices above 28.0
If a childs handicap improves during the course of the year, they can continue to play the individual tour events until their handicap index is below 24.0
There are trophies to be won in up to 7 age categories: Under 16s, Under 13s, Under 11s, Under 9s, Under 7s, Girls under 16 and Girls under 9. Trophies are given to the top 3 in each age category with the overall winner receiving The Claret Jug.
Sunday 16th July 2023 – Tilgate Academy Open – Tilgate Golf Centre
Sunday 30th July 2023 – Chartham Park Academy Open – Chartham Park Golf Club
Friday 18th August 2023 – Piltdown Academy Open – Piltdown Golf Club
Saturday 2nd September – Horsham golf Academy Open – Horsham Golf
Saturday 16th September – Mannings Heath Academy Open – Mannings Heath Golf Club
Saturday 30th September – The Dyke Academy Open – Dyke Golf Club
Sunday 8th October – Cottesmore Academy Open – Cottesmore Golf & Country Club
In 2023 we had over 100 children take part in our Tour Events representing 16 Sussex Golf Clubs. Each event has attracted new children and new clubs being represented. We expect this to grow further in 2024.