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First Junior Golf Tour to become an R&A Women in Golf Charter Signatory.

We’re proud to announce that we are the first Junior Golf Tour to become an official R&A Women in Golf Signatory

The R&A launched the Women in Golf Charter in 2018, supported by England Golf and other organisations across the industry to:

  • Encourage more women and girls into the game & join clubs
  • Inspire more families to enjoy golf as a group leisure activity
  • Open up more opportunities for women to work within the golf industry.

The Northern Junior Golf Tour was established in 2008 to provide competitive opportunities for young people aged 6-18 years old within the North of England region. Our ethos has always been clear; to create fun and competitive opportunities for boys and girls which allows them to flourish, make new friends and experience tournament conditions within an encouraging atmosphere.

Jason Budd, Tour Director said: “As the Tour has grown, we are now formally endorsed by PING, as well as other global partners, and have over 600 juniors participating in our events annually. Over 19% of these participants are girls, which is a fantastic achievement, but we don’t want to stop there. We have an ambition of driving girls’ participation and being the leading Junior Golf Tour in the UK”.

The Northern Junior Golf Tour pledges to:

  • Continue to grow girls’ participation by offering competitive opportunities for golfers within 9 & 18-hole tournaments across the Country.
  • Create a female only tournament which is available to girls of all abilities.
  • Create an ambassador’s programme to promote more opportunities for girls to participate in Golf, instil leadership values & create a platform for more girls to help shape our future programmes.
  • Create a directorship position within our leadership team to help shape, drive and develop our girls offer on the Tour.
  • Forge new partnerships with organisations whose values align to collaborate on new initiatives and opportunities, creating healthy and sustainable junior structures.
  • Provide opportunities for girls and young women to interact within network groups to educate and develop potential careers within the golf industry.
  • Ensure that all events exceed minimum safeguarding requirements, with any host venue being formally SafeGolf accredited.
  • Look to gather direct feedback from young women and girls to ensure events meet the needs of the participants.
  • Build robust partnerships with key stakeholders in the golf sector, such as: The Golf Foundation, PGA and England Golf – all of whom also support, encourage and drive women and girl’s participation levels in golf.


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