How The Golf Competitions Work

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How the competitions work

county tour ►regional final ►grand final

  • enter competitions in one of the 28 county tours
  • enter as many of the competitions within one county tour as you want to
  • qualify for a regional final for your age group by either
    1. winning a county tour competition or
    2. finishing top of a county tour order of merit  
  • qualify for the grand final by winning a regional final age group 
     

Here's The Route to the Grand Final in a little more detail.

Route to the Grand Final

Who can enter players?

Anyone over the age of eighteen, who has legal responsibility for a player and has joined UK Kids Golf as a member can enter a player(s) into competitions. In the majority of cases the member entering a player(s) will be their parent or guardian. 

Open to every boy and girl

All county tour competitions are open to everyone. It doesn’t matter if you have just started or been playing golf for a while every boy and girl is welcome. The key requirement is to have a try and have fun. No handicaps are required.

To find a county tour go to Competition Schedule find the most appropriate region and select a county tour from the list. Each county tour has competitions you can enter. Each county tour competition has a limited number of places and so entry is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Age requirement

Each competition invites entries from both boys and girls in the following age groups:

  • 12 and 13 years old
  • 10 and 11 years old
  • 8 and 9 years old
  • 6 and 7 years old
  • The player’s age at the 1st of April will determine that player’s age group for the calendar year. Players’ must be at least six years of age in order to participate.

Competition entry fees

There is a £5 annual membership fee for every parent/guardian who wishes to register a player(s) to play in the competitions. The cost to play in a single county tour competition is £10. If a player qualifies for a regional final the cost per player is £20 and if a player qualifies for the grand final the cost per player is £40.

Tee times

Individual player tee times are listed 7 days prior to the competition date on the competition listing on the website. Generally players are grouped in threesomes based on their ages.

Registration at the competition

All players should register their arrival at the competition venue at least 30 minutes prior to his/her designated tee time. The player (not parent/guardian) must register.

Inclement weather

Any decisions regarding weather delays and/or cancellations will be made on-site the day of each event. Everything possible will be done to get a competition played, even if we have to reduce the number of holes. In the case of a shortened event, participants will still receive full order of merit points. Unfortunately, there are no refunds for weather related shortened tournaments.

Practice rounds

Practice rounds are not supplied UK Kids Golf for any competitions. You must call the competition venue and secure your own tee times. Some courses will offer you a discounted rate if you identify yourself as a UK Kids Golf member. Pay the competition venue on the day of the practice round. Do not pay UK Kids Golf for practice rounds.

Please also see the Polices and Rules of UK Kids Golf competitions. 

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