Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: The MYFutures Junior Tour (MYFJT), a junior development programme for budding young golfers, has teed-off at the Danau Golf Club.
The programme is promoted by MYFutures Initiative Sdn Bhd and sanctioned by the Malaysian Golf Association with the intent of developing junior golf in Malaysia by creating a structured long-term strategy to raise the standard of youth golfers in the country.
Ahmad Fauzi Ghazali, MYFutures Junior Tour Board Chairman, said: “The core mission of the MYFutures Junior Tour is to build future champions of Malaysian golf. Our objectives are to attract as many junior golfers to participate and compete in our events and, therefore, increase and enhance the pool of talents and raise standard of junior golfers to be at par of better than junior golfers from regional countries such as Thailand, Korea and others.”
The MYFJT will provide players with an opportunity to learn how to become an accomplished tournament player in a relaxed atmosphere while learning the Rules of Golf and how to conduct themselves on the golf course. It will also provide an avenue for competition and enable players to engage and develop their skills further.
“We will continue to work with like-minded partners and sponsors to provide high-quality golf experiences for the young boys and girls in Malaysia as well as providing our junior golfers with an opportunity for development and personal growth,” added Ahmad Fauzi.
The founding partners of the MYFutures Junior Tour include Templer Park Country Club, The ClubHouse and Titleist, a Full Business Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
Dubbed the Road to Templer Park, the MyFutures Junior Tour 2016 will comprise of seven preliminary legs (including one in East Malaysia) leading to a grand final named the Tournament of Champions at Templer Park in September.
Entries are open for boys and girls aged between 11 and 18 years with valid NHS handicaps. In the preliminary legs, contestants will participate in 36-hole stroke play competitions over two rounds, playing from tee boxes suited to their playing abilities.
The Tournaments of Champions will see the top 80 ranked players contest a 54-hole tournament over three rounds.