This is a 36hole stroke play for under 18 years with a Handicap Index of 11.4 or below. It is usually played in the Spring Bank Holiday in May. The Boys’ champion qualifies to represent Yorkshire in the England Golf Boys’ County Champion of Champions played at Woodall Spa Golf Club (Hotchkin Course) in September.
Yorkshire Boys' Amateur Championship
Yorkshire U16 Boys' Amateur Championship
This is a 36hole stroke play for under 16 years with a Handicap Index of 14.4 or below. It is usually played in August.
Yorkshire U14 Boys' Amateur Championship
This is a 18hole stroke play for under 14 years with a Handicap Index of 18.4 or below. It is incorporated with the U16 Championship.
Boys' County Matches
We have two teams of boys to play for the County against other Counties throughout the season; these are our U18 Team and the U16 Team (Mixed Ages). These are played alternately home and away each year, with the U18 Team now incorporated within a Northern Counties League, consisting of two divisions, North & South with Yorkshire competing in the South Division against Lancashire and Cheshire. The winners progress to the final against the winners of the Northern Division (Durham, Cumbria & Northumberland).
Team kit will be awarded to each player, consisting of navy polo shirt & navy sweater. Each player is asked to wear navy trousers. A County tie will also be issued to the U18 Team.
England Golf Boys' County Finals
This competition is classed as the most important of county tournaments in the annual calendar. A team of six boys is selected to compete against eight other counties in the England Golf Northern Regional County Boys’ Qualifier which is played over 36 holes stroke play in one day, with the best five scores from each 18 hole round counting towards the team score. The lowest county score wins and progresses to the England Golf Boys’ County Championship Final, where they play the winners of each of the other three England Golf regions in a match play over three days, with the winners becoming the England Golf Boys’ County Champions for that year. Yorkshire Boys were Champions in 2017 & 2018.
Yorkshire Inter-District Unions Championships
As we are a very large County, it is split into 8 District Unions, each being administered individually with each running its very own Boys’ Championship for that specific Union. Information regarding their Boys’ competitions may be found on their websites, for which we have a link under “District Unions”.
YIDU Boys League Champions 2019
Junior Leagues & Yorkshire Inter-District Leagues
Within each District Union a club junior league is operated, comprising three junior members from each club competing against another club, again home and away.
The Inter-District Unions also operate a very competitive league between teams of twelve boys from each Union playing alternately home and away each year for the Yorkshire Inter-District Union Junior Golf League Trophy. These matches comprise 18hole foursomes in the morning, followed by 18hole singles in the afternoon.
Halifax & Huddersfield
YIDU Boys Team Champions 2019
Yorkshire Inter-District Junior Team Championship
This is the main Yorkshire Inter District Championship for boys consisting of each Union supplying a team of 6 players, playing 36holes stroke play over one day at a differing venue each year with all their scores counting. The Team returning the lowest aggregate score shall be the winning Team.
Junior Club Team Championship
Each District Union runs a Club Team Championship consisting of three junior players playing stableford off handicap over 18holes and each District winners then compete in the Yorkshire final. The winning Team then represent Yorkshire in the England Golf Junior Champion Club National Final at a venue in August.
Junior Opens are available throughout the County and further afield, enabling the boys to broaden their playing experience on a variety of differing courses, playing under competition rules, thus giving them the skills needed to progress, including the most important life skills. It also allows them to meet new friends throughout the county and country.