Saturday, February 25, 2017


The Golphin Junior Flag Challenge was set up 2 years ago, as a way to try and get more children into golf. The tour gives children the opportunity to play at various golf courses in the West of Scotland to help improve their game and meet other fellow young golfers.

Now in year 3 there are 2 competitions available.
Firstly is the Flag Competition open to children 5-12 years who do not have a Congu handicap. Children play a shortened course where holes are no longer than 150 yards. Each child has 36 shots to get as far around the course as they can. The fun factor in our competition means fresh air shots don’t count, a maximum of 10 is recorded against each hole, a maximum of 4 putts on the green and 2 attempts at getting out of the bunker and it can be placed on the other side! Points are awarded as to where each child finishes at each of the 6 golf courses. Prizes are awarded at each course but also the overall order of merit prize will go to the person with the highest 4 out of 6 scores.
Last year we added in the 2nd competition: a 9 Hole Stableford open to children up to 16 years, who have a Congu handicap. This was introduced because some of the children who played in year 1 had got their handicaps and really wanted to still play the tour! The children will play the same Order of Merit format as the flag challenge where their stableford points will be recorded and again the best 4 out of 6 scores count.
The top 3 children in each age category will go on to play in a fun event at Trump Turnberry.

We have also introduced 2 free, fun events which will run over the summer holidays, one is the adult child event at Playsport Golf and the other is a Junior Texas Scramble at Whitecraigs Golf Club.

The total cost to play in all of the following events is £50.

Event Dates:
Broadlees Golf – 23rd April
East Kilbride Golf Club – 30th April
Mearns Castle Golf Academy – 14th May
Fereneze Golf Club – 28th May
Cathcart Castle – 4th June
Playsport Golf – 9 July (Adult/Child)
Whitecraigs Golf Club – 6th August (Texas Scramble)
Paisley Golf Club – 3rd September

To enter please go to and if you enter before Friday 17th March you will be entered into a prize draw for the Golphin GFK+ clubs, that are yet to actually be released!