THE DATE for the UK’s largest school golf competition has been announced.
The 18th Loretto Golf Academy Junior Championship and Simmers Cup are set to take place on Thursday, 24 September at the Craigielaw Golf Club in East Lothian.
The competition – which regularly attracts over 150 budding youngsters – will this year see the introduction of an under 9 category.
Other categories include an Under 11, Under 13 and Under 15.
Competition organiser, Mr Jonathan Hewat of Loretto School said: “I quite expect that this year’s competition to be as popular as ever.
“Last year we welcomed entries from as far south as Sussex and as far north as Aberdeen – and everywhere in-between! This year’s competition will be sponsored by Artemis, the UK’s leading investment manager and we are most grateful to them for their support.”
The Loretto Golf Academy attracts boy and girls aged 10-18 from all over the world and offers them the opportunity to develop their golfing talents in tandem with a first class education.
The School boasts its own ‘on campus’ practice facilities with a ‘Huxley’ nine-hole artificial putting green, driving bays and bunker and chipping areas.
There are also remarkable indoor facilities offering innovative practice programmes for both beginners and advanced.