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2014 Mizuno Race 2 Rockliffe under starter's orders

March 31, 2014

Durham's successful junior golf order of merit - the Mizuno Race 2 Rockliffe - continues to go from strength to strength.

The 2014 competition will feature new qualifying events after a season in which more than 140 boys and girls played over 800 rounds of golf between them in a bid to be one of finalists who competed at Rockliffe Hall.

This year will see the 16 qualifying events start with the Durham County Junior Golf Society Spring Meeting on April 17 building up to the grand final on August 31.

The full list of qualifying events is:

April 17 DCJGS Spring Meeting Hartlepool GC

May 5 DCJGS Green & Crombie Trophy Whickham GC

May 26 Junior Open Billingham GC

June 8 Junior Open Ramside Hall GC

July 6 Junior Open Brancepeth Castle GC

July 21 Junior Open Houghton Le Spring GC

July 25 Junior Open Dinsdale Spa GC

July 28 Junior Open Wearside GC

July 31 Junior Open Crook GC

August 5 DCJGS Jack Golightly South Moor GC

August 7 Junior Open Chester Le Street GC

August 12 Junior Open Boldon GC

August 15 Junior Open Bishop Auckland GC

August 18 Junior Open Beamish Park GC

August 21 Junior Open Tyneside GC

August 25 Junior Open Durham City GC

August 31 Grand Final Rockliffe Hall GC

The Mizuno Race 2 Rockliffe is now in its fourth year and is proving an ideal environment in which young golfers can develop their skills by playing competitively against those of a similar ability on a variety of courses.

Carl Moorfoot, from Woodham GC, became the third Race 2 Rockliffe champion, winning a set of Mizuno clubs, while Natasha Martin, from Beamish Park GC, won the 2013 nett championship.

The Race 2 Rockliffe order of merit is again completely free to enter and open to any club member in County Durham with a CONGU Handicap (max 28 boys/36 girls) aged under 21 on 01.01.14.

The competition is once again backed by Mizuno Golf and Rockliffe Hall.

Says Jonathan Ward, County Development Officer for the Durham County Golf Partnership: "We are delighted with the way the Race 2 Rockliffe continues to develop as one of the country's premier order of merit competitions for juniors.

"Competing on different courses against players of a similar ability is a great way for the young players to develop their golfing skills and test themselves against their peers.

"Thanks to the continuing support of Mizuno and Rockliffe Hall, the end of season final will again be a day to remember with some great prizes on offer and a golf course to match."

Players can find further information, registration details and rules by visiting the Durham County Golf Partnership website

Registrations will close at the fifth event on the schedule while those registered must compete in a minimum of five events to be eligible to qualify for the final.

Competitors can also follow their progress by liking the Race 2 Rockliffe Facebook page.

The Durham CGP are also looking for further sponsors to support the cost of scoreboards, trophies and banners at the final. So if any local businesses would like to enjoy some great exposure please contact Jonathan at

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