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NEW for 2019 UK Kids Golf Introduces Drive, Chip & Putt

New for 2019 UK Kids Golf introduces Drive, Chip and Putt into its competitions. This exciting innovation will bring additional challenges to the UK Kids Golf competitions. Driving, chipping and putter are core components to being a good golfer and provide excellent feedback for players of all ages and abilities on how their game is progressing. How it will work in the UK Kids Golf competitions can be seen below.

UK Kids Golf - Drive, Chip & Putt 2019


Age Categories

  • Boys and girls will compete in separate divisions in five age categories: 6-7 years old; 8-9 years old; 10-11 years old; 12-13 years old and 14-16 years old.
  • The age category is determined by the player’s age on 1st April 2019.


Scoring / Competing

·         Each participant will compete in all three skills (Drive, Chip & Putt).

·         Participants will accumulate points in each skill. The participant with the highest number of accumulated points will be declared the Overall Champion of his or her age category – see below.

·         In the case of a tie in the overall score, the putting rank will serve as the tie breaker followed by 1) chipping and 2) driving if necessary.

·         Use of a putter is not allowed for competition in the Chip Skill. Participants may only use a lofted iron or wood club for this skill. 

·         Scoring will be based on a 25-point-per-shot basis, with each participant taking three shots per skill. Each participant will accumulate points per shot in all three skills (maximum of 75 points per skill = 25 points per shot x 3). The overall champion in each age category will be determined by the participant with the most points accumulated between all three skills (maximum of 225 points = 75 points per skill x 3).


Drive Scoring

·         40-yard wide fairway - a shot must finish in the fairway to score points.

·         Flags marking both sides of the fairway.

·         A ball coming to rest on any of the boundary lines is considered in bounds.

·         A ball coming to rest on any of the scoring lines will be scored in the longer of the two scoring grids.

·         In the event of a tie the contestant's third drive will serve as a tie breaker (followed by second and first if necessary). If a tie still exists, co-winners of the skill will be declared.


Drive Point System for All Ages

·         1pt  25 yards or less

·         2pt  25-50 yards

·         3pt  50-75 yards

·         4pt  75-100 yards

·         5pt  100-125 yards

·         6pt  125-150 yards

·         7pts  150-175 yards

·         8pts  175-200 yards

·         9pts  200-225 yards

·         12pts  225-250 yards

·         15pts  250-275 yards

·         20pts  275-300 yards

·         25pts  300+ yards


Chip Scoring

·         Each participant will attempt three 10-15 yard shots at the scoring hole. All shots will be measured from the centre of the hole with clearly marked scoring rings.

·         A ball coming to rest on any of the scoring lines will be scored in the higher of the two point rings.

·         In the event of a tie the contestant’s third chip will serve as a tie breaker, followed by second and first if necessary. If a tie still exists co-winners of the skill will be declared.


Chip Point System for All Ages

·         1pt   A ball finishing more than 10' from the hole

·         2pts   A ball finishing 8' – 10' from the hole

·         5pts   A ball finishing 6' – 8' from the hole

·         10pts   A ball finishing 4' – 6' from the hole

·         15pts   A ball finishing 2' – 4' from the hole

·         20pts   A ball finishing 2' or nearer to the hole

·         25pts   Hole in One


Putt Scoring

·         Each participant will attempt one putt from each distance (6 feet, 15 feet and 30 feet). Putts will be measured from the centre of the hole with clearly marked scoring rings.

·         A ball coming to rest on any of the scoring lines will be scored in the higher of the two point rings.

·         In the event of a tie the contestant’s third putt will serve as a tie breaker, followed by second and first if necessary. If a tie still exists co-winners of the skill will be declared.


Putt Point System for All Ages
 

·         1pt   A ball finishing more than 5' from the hole

·         2pts   A ball finishing 4' – 5' from the hole

·         5pts   A ball finishing 3' – 4' from the hole

·         10pts   A ball finishing 2' – 3' from the hole

·         15pts   A ball finishing 1' – 2' from the hole

·         20pts   A ball finishing 1' or nearer to the hole

·         25pts   Hole in One

 

 

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