American Golf Announce Support For Junior Leven Gold Medal Event
American Golf, title sponsor of The Leven Gold Medal, has announced it is opening the historic tournament up to children with a Junior Gold Medal event at the iconic Leven Links Golf Course, Fife, on Sunday 7th August.
Renowned globally for its prestige and antiquity, The Leven Gold Medal, inaugurated in 1870, has become synonymous with launching the careers of several famous golfing figures including Lee Westwood, Andrew Coltart and Per-Ulrik Johansson. The regular competition will take place on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August.
American Golf took over as title sponsor in 2021 and the introduction of a junior competition to this year's tournament further strengthens American Golf’s commitment to making golf accessible to all and its rollout, a few months ago, of its junior academy programme in partnership with golf pro Justin Rose.
Budding golfers up to the age of 16, with a national handicap, are invited to compete for five top prizes in the 18-hole stroke play competition and there’s no fee to enter. All entrants will receive a branded Stromberg polo shirt and goody bag.
Prizes include Leven Golf Society and Leven Thistle Golf Club memberships, American Golf vouchers to spend online or in store and automatic inclusion into the 2023 event.
Steven Laing, Regional Sales Manager, American Golf, says: “We want to make golf as accessible as possible to all, including the golfers of the future. Leven Links is a fantastic course for juniors to have fun while experiencing the game and a stunning setting for friends and family to spectate. We’re excited to see children play in the first Junior Gold Medal competition, it’s fantastic they can now be part of what is the oldest amateur golfing competition in the world.”
Children are encouraged to bring as many friends and family members as they like to watch them compete and plenty of refreshments will be available.
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