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Woodworm Golf supports junior championship
January 19, 2011

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 the 2010 champions Ben Taylor and Hayley Davis both look set to carve out superb careers if they too, as expected, join the professional ranks.

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.

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 and Hayley have all the hallmarks of becoming great players and nothing would please Woodworm more than to see both realise their ambitions of making it on the men's and ladies' professional tours."

The Abu Dhabi Junior Golf Championship, supported by The Daily Telegraph and organisations including the R&A, 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.

Woodworm is owned by Sports PLC, one of Europe's leading online sports and leisure e-tailers. All Woodworm products can be bought online at at manufacturer direct prices.

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