Woodworm Supports Abu Dhabi Junior Golf Championship

Birmingham, United Kingdom, January 13, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Woodworm Golf is to continue its support of the prestigious Abu Dhabi Junior Golf Championship in association with the Daily Telegraph, the company's CEO Simon Millington confirmed today.

The tournament, which has its origins in the 1960s, is one of the most prestigious competitions for young golfers in the UK and Ireland and attracts more than 40,000 entrants a year.

Past winners include professional stars Justin Rose and Andrew Coltart and 2010 Champion winner Ben Taylor is hoping to emulate their success by joining the European Tour.

Taylor, a Walton Heath player and golf scholar at Nova Southeastern University in Florida, won this year's Abu Dhabi Junior Golf Championship with a three-round score of 13 under par giving him a two-shot victory over Rhys Pugh, the outstanding Welsh schoolboy from Pontypridd.

Hayley Davis, the English Amateur champion from Ferndown, won the girls event three strokes ahead of Amy Boulden and Kelly Tidy, the British Amateur champion. Boulden, a golf professional's daughter from Maesdu in North Wales, returned the lowest female round of the tournament with a 66.

In all 21 golfers aged under 18 graced the fairways of the Abu Dhabi Golf Club in performance shirts supplied by Woodworm, which is carving itself a new reputation for supplying high quality golf gear at factory-direct prices.

Said Simon Millington: "I'm delighted to continue our association with this fantastic event, which not only supports grass roots junior golf but provides an incredible experience for the young players who make it through to the final.

"Ben has all the hallmarks of being a great player and nothing would please Woodworm more than to see him realise his ambitions of making it on the European Tour."

The Abu Dhabi Junior Golf Championship, supported by The Daily Telegraph and other organisations including the Royal and Ancient, has become an annual feature in The Gulf.

The tournament has its origins in the 1960s, when it was organised by The Daily Telegraph. In the early days it was an informally organised competition that took place during the school holidays.

Today it attracts a considerable field of junior golfers from Great Britain and Ireland and offers boys and girls the opportunity to experience a "major" tournament and ultimately bid to become the Junior Golf Champion.

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