Read the latest news from Cheshire Junior Golf.
> Junior Committee Chairman: Mike Jones
> Boys Team Manager: Mike Jones
> Boys Team Captain: Matthew Dodd-Berry (Royal Liverpool)
There are 96 golf clubs in Cheshire and 90 or so have junior sections
The County sends a team of 6 to the EGU Northern Counties Group Boys Championship, the winners of which qualify for the annual EGU Boys Finals. Cheshire has been English Champions in the past and has also qualified for these Finals on a number of other occasions
Every year a team of 8 players from Cheshire competes against Lancashire, Nottinghamshire and a combined team from Shropshire and Herefordshire in the ‘’round-robin’’ Four Counties Junior Tournament. Cheshire have a record number of victories in the event. Spectators are most welcome and this year we are hosting the tournament at Eaton Golf Club, who are also celebrating 100 years.
The County plays full Boys matches (up to 18 years old) against Lancashire and Yorkshire. Additionally, there are mixed-age matches against Derbyshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Shropshire & Herefordshire, and Staffordshire together with an annual match against Cheshire Girls
Each year the County holds a Junior Club Team Championship. This is now moved to Lymm Golf Club from Chester Golf Club towards the end of May. These are teams of three with any combination of boys and girls. See competition rules for full details.
> Jake Hibbert (Delamere Forest) was the U18 Boys Champion
> Matthew Dodd Berry (Royal Liverpool) was U16 Champion
> Dan Myers (Reddish Vale) was U14 Champion.
> Royal Liverpool were the Junior Club Team Champions
The Annual Assessment took place in November 2018. Upto 60 boys are being offered coaching in 2019 with County Performance Squads for the most promising boys at Under 18, Under 16, Under 14 and Under 12 levels. Each squad will comprise 12 boys who will receive coaching from Peter Barber, John Heggary, Scott Booth and Matthew Turnock.
Details of all 2020 Cheshire Boys County fixtures together with all principal County Boys and Junior Championships are available on the Fixtures and competitions pages
> To identify boys of all ages with golfing potential at the earliest opportunity
> To make them known to their Club and the County
> To facilitate coaching using their Club Professional and/or the County coaching Professionals. County and EGU coaching grants are available to Clubs (for information, contact the County Secretary)
> To improve networking between the Clubs and the County at Junior level
> To organise County matches and competitions