Faldo Series launches new Futures events for younger golfers

The Faldo Series, the global charitable trust which has kickstarted the careers thousands of junior golfers – and dozens of leading tour professionals – over the last 28 years, is launching a new tour in 2024 for junior golfers aged 7-12 that will run as a compliment to its established Junior and Elite Tour.

The Faldo Futures
has an ambitious plan to offer the qualifying rounds to be hosted at any club across the UK with players qualifying for regional finals followed by the Faldo Futures Final being held at The Belfry in August 2024.The new tour is aiming to introduce competitive but fun golf to this younger generation, with competitions played over shortened courses that fit best with the host club. Nine-hole competitions will be split by age group and gender, with the top two players from each section qualifying for one of eight regional finals to be held in May.
The winners of the regionals will play in The Faldo Futures Final at The Belfry during the British Masters week in August, hosted by Sir Nick Faldo.


Commenting on The Faldo Futures, Matthew Faldo, Tournament Director of The Faldo Series, said: “We’re delighted to be launching The Faldo Futures Tour for 2024. Encouraging the younger generation to participate in the sport is fundamental to its continued success and we’re very much looking forward to seeing hundreds of young people play golf, but more importantly have fun, during the first round.”

Golf clubs are now being invited to participate in the new tour by staging their own competition between March 22 and April 14. In addition to helping encourage participation of the sport among young people, clubs will receive support for their event including a digital competition platform, digital promotion pack, official Faldo Futures Venue logo, prizes for the winners and listing on The Faldo Series website.

The club will also benefit from the increased exposure by providing follow-up junior tuition opportunities and junior membership.

For more information on how to become a Faldo Futures venue for 2024, visit www.faldoseries.com/the-faldo-futures/.

Rory McIlroy won the Faldo Series U15 Junior Final in 2004. The new Faldo Futures Series will be aimed at kids aged 7-12.