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Lichfield and Burntwood youngsters invited to take part in Golf Factor contest

Youngsters in Lichfield and Burntwood are being given the chance to take part in a golfing talent competition.

Golf Factor 2012 sees the best junior players battling it out to win a package including equipment, swing coaching and a behind the scenes look at The Open and the PGA Championship at Wentworth.

The competition will see youngsters have every aspect of their games tested by a panel of judges which last year included professional Chris Hanson and John Letters Academy director Tom Denby.

For young children or those new to the game Future Stars runs parallel to the Golf Factor auditions.

James Beattie of the Chris Gill Junior Golf Foundation said: “We work in schools every day to introduce the game to school children so we came up with a skills test for new players to encourage entries from beginners to experience a golf factor event.”

All young people can enter Golf Factor and they do not need a handicap or to be a club member. Players must hit a variety of shots in front of a panel of expert judges who score them.

Successful applicants progress through to a boot camp which is a more intensive set of skills tests and the regional final and grand finale is played on a golf course.

To register for the first auditions (held regionally in West Yorkshire, Merseyside, and West Midlands East Anglia) go to

Event timetable:

  • Stage One: June 16 & 17
  • Stage Two: June 30
  • Regional Final: July 1
  • National Final September 15

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