The BAGS Junior Tour has announced the placement of four events in the near north to its 2017 tour schedule.
The tour will visit northern clubs in both Sudbury and Parry Sound, and even closer to home at Osprey Links in Callander on July 10th.
"There is a long history of a players coming down from the Sudbury/North Bay area to play in our events each week but in recent years the numbers have been growing so we figured it was time for us to come to them," remarks Alistair Orr, Tour Director of the BAGS Junior Tour in a release.
"Junior golf in the north seems to be in a very healthy state at the moment but there is a shortage of local events for them to get out and test their skills in a competitive environment. We are hoping to fill that need by bringing these four events and giving the kids a place to compete closer to home.
“Although the kids are happy to be playing locally its the parents who are the happiest because their three plus hour drive times chauffeuring to events will be reduced drastically."
The tour, which runs from late May through August, operates 13 single day events, a match play series and a Tournament of Champions. This grass roots development circuit is designed for recreational and competitive players alike and is available to junior golfers aged 10 through 18.
Players can join as a tour member and play in as many tournaments as they like or join the tour for the day and play in single events as a guest of the tour.
“We are dedicated to providing affordable opportunities for the kids to compete, learn and develop their skills in a competitive yet fun environment,” adds Orr.
“The Tour is committed to providing a developmental tour experience for players of all abilities through our guiding principles of educating junior golfers. Our players will be taught golf etiquette, scoring, pace of play, sportsmanship and course stewardship. Also, a certified rules official is on site to teach the rules of golf. But the best part of the tour is that the kids make great long lasting friendships while tackling some great courses in Central and Northern Ontario.”