The U.S. Kids Golf Roanoke Fall Local Tour will kick off Saturday, August 25 @ Blue Hills Golf Club. Throughout the fall, U.S. Kids Golf will head to nine of the finest courses in the Piedmont.
U.S. Kids Golf Local Tours provide boys and girls, ages 5 to 14, the opportunity to advance their golf skills in age-appropriate competition without having to take the time and incur the costs of having to travel long distances.
“The U.S. Kids Golf Local Tour is a great opportunity for kids of all abilities to play in a competitive environment,” said Tommy Joyce Director of the Roanoke Local Tour. “The golf course is a great place for kids to learn valuable lessons that will help them throughout their life.”
Similar to the PGA Tour, players at U.S. Kids Golf events are encouraged to have caddies to help them play their best. Allowing caddies is a special component of our tournaments and is part of our commitment to encouraging family interaction that builds lasting memories. Players age 8 and under must have a caddie at all times.
The top five finishers in each age group will receive priority status from U.S. Kids Golf, granting them priority registration for major events. The Player of the Year in each age group will receive green status, the highest level awarded, which results in an invitation to the World Championship, held each year at Pinehurst Resort. Four of our local tour players recently competed in the US Kids World Championship in Pinehurst. Vince Wheeler, Christopher Zhang, Owen Bright and Trey Joyce.
Christopher Zhang and Vince Wheeler – US Kids World Tour Participants
Trey Joyce & Owen Bright – US Kids World Championship participants
More information can be found at: www.uskidsgolf.com
About the U.S. Kids Golf Foundation
The U.S. Kids Golf Foundation, a Georgia non-profit recognized as a 501(c)(3) charity, was created in 2001 and provides services that include competition and instruction. The Foundation organizes more than 600 golf tournaments for kids each year, including Local Tours in more than 50 cities, ten Qualifiers across the nation, seven Regional Championships, a European Championship and the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship and Teen World Championship, which are held each year in Pinehurst, N.C.
In partnership with the PGA of America, the Foundation also supports the U.S. Kids Golf Family Course program, which provides guidelines that help courses make the game easier to learn and more fun for kids and their families.
The US Kids Roanoke Fall Tour Schedule
Fall Tour for the Roanoke US Kids Tour
Saturday – 8/25 – Blue Hills (Roanoke)
Sunday – 9/2 – Westlake (Smith Mtn. Lake)
Sunday – 9/9 – Ole Mille (Stuart, VA)
Sunday – 9/16 – Forest Park CC (Martinsville)
Sunday – 9/23 – Waterfront (Smith Mtn. Lake)
Sunday – 9/30 – Blacksburg CC (Blacksburg, VA)
Sunday – 10/14 – Hunting Hills (Roanoke, VA)
Saturday – 10/20 – Roanoke CC (Roanoke, VA)
Sunday – 10/28 – Ashley Plantation (Troutville, VA)
Submitted by Tommy Joyce, PGA, Hunting Hills Country Club