The R&A has confirmed their continued support for Sir Nick Faldo’s global junior Series and growing opportunities for the next generation of golfers
The R&A is to continue its full support of the Faldo Series, the most recognised junior golf event in the world founded by six-time Major Champion Sir Nick Faldo.
The R&A has provided funding to the Faldo Series since its inception in 1996 and it was the first named player initiative to be supported by the governing body. Proceeds generated by The Open are used by The R&A to invest in the growth and development of golf around the world. This support will continue to play a particularly crucial role in facilitating tournaments in new golfing regions, as well as furthering the development of junior golf by inviting world class coaches to lead clinics at Series events.
Over 40,000 participants, aged 12 – 21-years-old, have competed since the Series began. Notable alumni include the 2014 Open Champion Rory McIlroy and 2016 Masters Champion Danny Willett as well as fellow Tour professionals, Yani Tseng, Megan Khang, Carly Booth, Joaquín Niemann, Eddie Pepperell and Rashid Khan.
The Faldo Series is recognised as the only global amateur series for boys and girls, giving competitors the opportunity to play in World Amateur Golf Ranking® counting events, while testing themselves against the very best juniors around the world.