Northern Junior Golf Tour set for biggest year yet

The Northern Junior Golf Tour is set to expand in 2022 with five new Rookie Tour events in Cheshire.

Setup in 2009, more than 5,000 juniors from across the north of England have taken part in the tour’s events to date.

More than 450 youngsters took part in 2021 and organisers hope more than 500 junior golfers will take part this season as the nine-hole Rookie Tour – in association with PING – hosts events in six counties. Rookie Tour events are open to players up to the age of 14, and are split into various age and experience groups. The leading players in the season-long order of merits will then head to Ramside Hall for the tour’s Grand Final on Wednesday August 31.

As well as the new events in Cheshire, tournaments will take place across Northumberland, Durham, Cumbria, Yorkshire and Lancashire throughout the season.

In 2022, the tour will host a total of 30 Rookie Tour events as well as 11 18-hole Masters Tour events with multiple age categories of boys and girls competing for order of merit points to make it to the NJGT Masters Grand Final – also on Wednesday August 31 at Ramside. 

NJGT founder Jason Budd said: “We launched the tour in 2009 to provide fun and competitive opportunities for young golfers to get involved in the sport, make new friends and play different courses. They are open to everyone – from newcomers to more experienced junior player with a low handicap.”

Events cost from £12.50, with every entrant receiving a free PING cap. For full details of each event – including the gender, age and experience level categories; dates; venues; competition formats; and tour membership information – visit