Each of these two projects are designed to give more young golfers in the UK an opportunity to tap into some of the excellent golfing facilities and PGA professionals the UK has to offer.
The Lee Westwood Golf Tour is a series of mini golf tours that are being set up on a regional basis across Great Britain in order that young golfers have a chance to play ‘on tour’ without having to travel large distances in order to compete.
The Tour is open to all golfers aged under 21 on 1st January 2013 with a recognised handicap of 28 and less for boys and 36 and less for girls. There are various categories to play in with prizes coming from some of Lee’s existing sponsors, PING, Dunlop and Druh Belts and Buckles. The players will be competing in an order of merit for their playing category with the leading player from each ‘Tour Area’ winning an invite to the Lee Westwood Golf Tour Players Championship at the end of the season; the day will be fully supported by PING at their new factory site in Gainsborough.
The Tour is being set up in multiple areas of Great Britain, allowing as many young golfers as possible to play ‘on tour’ on some of the finest golf courses around.
Lee said: “The Tour brand will create a national network of golf events for junior golfers and provide them with an opportunity to play a tour just like their golfing heroes. And who knows? Perhaps one day some of them will go on to compete on the European Tour.”
The Tour has also launched a volunteer scheme. The scheme provides an opportunity to volunteer as a tournament controller.These volunteers are affectionately known as ‘Golf Makers’ and aid in the development of junior golf throughout the country. If you are interested in becoming a ‘Golf Maker’ or participating on the Tour please contact Lee Westwood Golf Tour.
Membership to tour will be either £49 for basic or £99 for membership plus. Each event will cost £30.00 to enter.
A full list of venues across is on www.leewestwoodgolftour.com
With Lee Westwood’s brand new coaching initiative – Lee Westwood Golf Camps – Lee hopes that his name will encourage junior golfers to attend the three-day coaching camps which have been successfully trialed at his full-time schools in Cheshire and Essex.
More than 30 venues and PGA Professionals will be playing host to the 3 day coaching camp aimed at 7 – 16 year olds. The PGA professionals will deliver the tuition following the structure set in place by Lee and his team. During the course of the Camp there will be a number of Skills Challenges which will create a national leaderboard.
The top golfers at the end of the season will win a place at the Lee Westwood Golf Camps National Final, where the best performers from the Lee Westwood Golf Tour and Lee Westwood Golf Camps will compete. The overall winner of the Lee Westwood Golf Camps will get the opportunity to visit the LeeWestwoodGolfSchool in Florida and, schedule permitting, the chance to meet Lee himself and maybe take him on for a few holes!
Lee has committed his team to driving junior golf forward in 2013 and with the three initiatives (Tour, Camps & School) he now spearheads, we are sure it will be a success. Lee has also gained the support of some of his existing sponsors including PING, Druh Belts& Buckles and Dunlop who will be providing a variety of prizes and equipment across all initiatives.
Lee said “I will be tracking the progress of the Camps Skills Test scores on the website, I will also be having a go at the Skills Test and posting a score myself!”
A ful list of venues is on www.leewestwoodgolfcamps.com