Junior Summer Golf Trophy To Attract Top Players


Junior Golfers Set To Compete For Place At Worlds Best Links Golf Course

 On 15 – 17 August 2018 junior golfers from across Northern Ireland and beyond will tee off at a new golf competition, the Newry, Mourne and Down Junior Summer Golf Trophy.

The competition is designed to provide junior golfers, both boys and girls of all ages and abilities, with outstanding opportunities to experience the world of golf. There will be great competitions, on wonderful courses, at top class venues with the aim to develop junior golf. The junior golfers will play at Kilkeel and Warrenpoint Golf Clubs, with the opportunity to qualify to play Royal County Down which is currently ranked as the number one course in the world by Golf Digest.

This exciting initiative has been organised by Newry Mourne & Down District Council in conjunction with the Golfing Union of Ireland (Ulster Branch), Irish Ladies Golfing Union Ltd (Northern District) Royal County Down, Warrenpoint and Kilkeel Golf Clubs.

The Junior Summer Golf Trophy will be played across the Kilkeel, Warrenpoint and Royal County Down golf courses.

This competition is open to all golfers both boys and girls under 18 years of age. In addition to the overall competition prizes will be awarded in three age categories, under-18, under-16 and under-14.

Chairperson of Newry Mourne and Down District Council Councillor Mark Murnin said: “Newry, Mourne and Down District Council are supportive of the development of junior golf and golf tourism in Northern Ireland.

President Clinton has even visited Royal County Down golf club in 2003 given its reputation in golfing circles as a leading links course. 

“The Newry, Mourne and Down Junior Summer Trophy is an exciting new golf tournament that will be competitive, challenging and fun for junior golf and will aim to help every child enjoy the sport. This is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase the Newry Mourne and Down region and to attract junior golfers from the island of Ireland and beyond.  Newry Mourne and Down District Council hope to see this junior golfing event established as an annual event.”

The Chairman of the GUI (Ulster Branch), John White,said:  ”The Golfing Union of Ireland (Ulster Branch) is delighted to be associated with Newry Mourne & Down District Council’s new golf competition Junior Golf Summer Trophy. This competition is an excellent stepping stone between those taking up the game and those that have reached an elite standard, in all age categories, who play in the various GUI/Ulster Branch Championships across the country.

“The attraction for families is especially welcomed, with the competitions at Kilkeel/ and Warrenpoint supplemented by a Flag competition, for those not able to play in the Summer Trophy itself.  We wish all competitors and their family and friends an enjoyable few days in this very picturesque part of the country.”

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 Warrenpoint Golf Club is an 18 hole parkland course situated in an area renowned for its natural beauty, surrounded by the Mourne Mountains and Carlingford Lough, it is ranked as one of the top Parkland Courses in Northern Ireland.

Kilkeel Golf Club located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, situated at the foot of the Mourne Mountains opened its new 18-hole championship course in 1993. This course is suitable for golfers of all standards.

Both Kilkeel and Warrenpoint golf clubs have hosted major amateur championships and have a proud history in developing junior golfers and are delighted to support the 2018 Newry, Mourne & Down Junior Summer Trophy.

Royal County Down who has played host to many great tournaments and matches including the Irish Open and is located in one of the world’s most naturally beautiful links settings in the Murlough Nature Reserve. It is currently ranked the number one course in the world by Golf Digest and was the venue for the 2015 Irish Open.