U12's/U14's/U15's Futures Tour
2018 REGISTRATION IS NOW AVAILIBLE
2018 Tour Membership On-Line Payment
To purchase Membership for either The Development Tour or Futures Tour please click 'Submit' to pay. After Registration you will be able to sign up to each event individually on-line. Membership is only £15 a year and entitles a player to a BB&O logo's Footjoy polo shirt.
Please note you still need to submit the Online Parent Consent Form of which can be found by clicking on the tab above:
Please note you will only need to submit this form once and it will cover the player for the 2018 season unless there are any changes that we should be made aware of.
Now in its seventh year, our Futures Tour is supported by Titleist & Footjoy and is based on an “Order of Merit” format available to three age groups – boys aged under 12, boys under 14 and boys under 15.
The Futures Tour consists of 11 competitions held from April to October at some of our best golf courses. The best 8 scores from 11 count towards the final Order of Merit standings.
To qualify for the Futures Tour, entrants must have their club within Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire and have a Competition Handicap of 24.0 or less for the Under 12 and Under 14 Age Group and a Competition Handicap of 12.4 or less for the Under 15 Age Group.
U12: Boys must be under 12 at 00.00 on 1st January 2018
U14: Boys must be under 14 at 00.00 on 1st January 2018
U15: Boys must be under 15 at 00.00 on 1st January 2018
Remember, we need the Online Parental Consent Form to be completed & payment for Tour Membership before you can play.
In conjunction with The Futures Tour we run a Development Tour for Boys Under 12 who are just beginning to play. An official handicap is not required to play but we ask that all competitors are able to demonstrate a reasonable level of performance. The aim of the Development Tour is to educate boys on how to play competitive golf which will enable them to progress and work their way onto The Futures Tour.
The 2018 Development Tour dates are:
- Wycombe Heights - 11th April
- Wexham Park - 31st May
- Billingbear Park - 8th August
- Drayton Park - 22nd August
- Wellington College (Finals) - 22nd October
Players on the Development Tour are required to pay for membership which covers them for the whole season and don't forget we also need the Parent Consent form.
26 October 2017 - Finals Day @ Wellington College
Unfortunately, the weather turned against us and rather than the excellent weather we have enjoyed at the other events this year, we had to endure a long spell of rain. However, everyone completed the course including the 10 scorers for each group and we should take this opportunity of thanking them for devoting their time to this and all the other events this year.
Congratulations to all the 30 boys taking part. Some excellent golf was played and it is good to see the excellent golfing talent that we will hope to see developing over the coming years. The winners on this occasion were:
1st and champion for 2017. Victor Matthews
2nd. Joe Getley.
3rd. Oscar Bolton.
1st. James Lewis.
2nd. Alfie Westbrook.
3rd. Ben Pusey.
I am sure that all the boys enjoyed playing such a fabulous golf course. Our thanks go to Wellington College for presenting the course in such a good condition and allowing us to enjoy it.
30 August 2017 - Drayton Park
This was the final event of the season before a coaching day on 8 October and the Wellington College final on 26 October. Just 22 boys competed on this lovely par 3 course and our thanks go to Drayton Park for hosting this event. The lower number clearly demonstrates the success of the development tour in that a number of boys have moved on to the futures tour having achieved a handicap of 24 or better. We wish these boys every success and will continue to watch their progress.
The main prizes were won by:
Gross: 1st. Archie Pope 63; 2nd Oscar Bolton 67 on count back from 3rd, Joshua Waldegrave also 67.
Nett: 1st. Sander Andreasen 40; 2nd Kian Niyarepola 42; 3rd Thomas James 44.
Congratulations also to Harley Dixon on winning the MONSTER put by holing in one.
10 August 2017 - Billingbear Park
From an original entry of 30 boys, 24 enjoyed the excellent course presented by Billingbear Park Golf Club. It was good to see the boys enjoying the course and also good to see the enthusiasm with which they all attempted the challenge of the long carry across the water.
We have now become used to the boys playing excellent golf at these events and the results of today competition proved to be no exception with the main prizes being awarded to:
Gross: 1st Daniel Schofield, 2nd Jack Walters and 3rd Kai Radmore.
Nett: 1st. Alexander Levine -Estridge, 2nd Kabir Hunjan, 3rd Jack Walters.
31 May 2017 - Wexham Park
Our second event of the year was played by 27 boys on the excellent green course at Wexham Park Golf Club. It was disappointing that three boys failed to show for the event without letting the organisers know resulting in three disappointed boys who could have played if we had been notified.
Conditions were excellent for the competition and some excellent scores were recorded. Main prize winners were:
1st Cayden Bray 81 Jonny Ford 61
2nd Matthew Heys 85 Daniel Schofield 62
12 April 2017 - Wycombe Heights
A number of boys have left the Development Group this year to further their golf on the Futures tour. Good luck to them and welcome to all the new boys who have joined us.
Thank you to Wycombe Heights for hosting the first event of the season on their short course which was in superb condition.
Congratulations to all boys. Scoring was excellent, with Joe Getley, Matthew Heys and Alfie Westbrook all scoring gross 67 and leading the competition until the very last game brought in Jack Walters the eventual winner with a fine 66.
27 October 2016 - Development Group Final at Wellington College
Of the 24 boys invited to take part in this final event of the season, just 19 took part as for various reasons, 5 were unfortunately not available to play.
For the second year, the event was played at the really excellent Wellington College Golf Course. I know that all the players enjoyed playing this truly wonderful course and our thanks go to the college for allowing us the use of their facilities. We hope that we will be allowed to return next year.
The weather also played its part. There was a heavy mist over the course first thing in the morning but by the start of the round the sun was shining brightly and the players all took advantage of the conditions to record some remarkable scores. Prizes were awarded to:
Gross Prizes: 1st and champion for 2016. Ferdie Armitage; 2nd Jamie Everett; 3rd Joe Getley (on the countback from Mackenzie Bielby.
Nett. Prizes: 1st. Alfie Westbrook; 2nd Mackenzie Bielby; 3rd Luca Crooks.
Skills test: Matthew Heys won the prize with a bunker shot that ended just 7 inches from the hole.
The picture shows County President Rod Crisp, who presented the prizes. Ferdie Armitage and Alfie Westbrook are showing off their trophies.
We now look forward to another exciting year that will start in March 2017. The events are now being organised and will be advertised very soon.
Finally, a big thank you to all the BB&O helpers led by Mike Partridge without whom these events could not take place.
31 August Drayton Park
This competition was played on the par 3 course at Drayton Park. The course was very well presented with excellent small greens that putted well. This together with superb golfing weather made for a wonderful days golf by these very talented young boys. Thanks must go to Drayton Park for allowing us to use the course and to the players parents and wives of the BB&O executive who helped guide the boys round the course.
It was also good to note the excellent spirit in which these boys continue to play their golf and the friendships that they are all developing.
Gross prizes. 1st. Joe Getley 61, 2nd. Jack Walters 64, 3rd. Alex Barnett 65 ocb from Billy Wood.
Net prizes 1st Luca Mailey 42, 2nd. Lucas Crooks 43. 3rd. Billy Wood 44 ocb from Jamie Smith.
4 August Billingbear Park
Having experienced very poor weather at our first two events this year it was a great relief for everyone that we were able to enjoy perfect golfing weather and the boys certainly made the most of the conditions.
Some truly excellent golf was played on this very well presented par 3 course. Both Alfie Westbrook and Joe Getley scored 65's, Alfie taking the top prize on countback. James Dunbar-Newman scored 68 to take 3rd place.
Nett prize winners were: Billy Wood 44, Will Asby-Skyrme 41 and Mackenzie Bielby 50.
31 May Wexham Park
This was the second event of our Under 12 season at Wexham Park and it is disappointing to report that like the first, we were blighted by the weather.
24 players entered the competition but due to the weather, only 19 signed in. Rain was falling very heavily from mid morning and it was decided to reduce the event to 9 holes which disappointed most of the players as they were of course keen to play all 18 holes irrespective of the weather!
It was however decided to cancel the popular skills tests.
1st Gross Billy Wood
2nd Gross McKenzie Beilby
3rd Gross Jack Mailey
1st Net Luca Crooks
2nd Net Eathan Paul
3rd Net Daniel Schofield
30 March Wexham Park (re-arranged from Aylesbury Park)
Unfortunately, with only 24hrs notice the original venue was declared unplayable and our thanks go to Wexham Park for fielding the event at very short notice.
We were fortunate to enjoy some excellent weather on the day and 23 boys played a course that was in excellent condition. After 18 holes of excellent competition the prize winners were:
1st. Scratch Joe Getley. 77
2nd. Scratch Ben Campion. 78
1st. Net. Jack Chantry 56
2nd. Net. Mackenzie Bielby 58
Links for all 2018 events are available below .
|Futures Tour OOM Events|
|Badgemore Park||20th May||£15|
|Hadden Hill||1st June||£15|
|North Oxford||24th June||£15|
|Sand Martins||26th July||£15|
|The Berkshire||12th August||£15|
|East Berkshire||30th September||£15|
|Frilford Heath||24th October||£15|
|U12 Development Tour Competitions|
|Wycombe Heights||11th April||£5|
|Wexham Park||31st May||£5|
|Billingbear Park||8th August||£5|
|Drayton Park||22nd August||£5|
|Wellington College (Final)||22nd October||FREE|
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