Essex Kent Junior Golf Hughes Tour

The Essex Kent Junior Golf Hughes Tour has been rebranded, from its original name, "The Southland Junior Tour". The Hughes Family is very proud of their Life-Golf connections and are excited to provide funding for the tour as the main sponsor. The Essex Kent Junior Golf Hughes Tour is a junior tour which provides an outstanding golf tournament experience for juniors aged 6 to 18 in Essex Kent Counties.

Both the 9-Hole and 18-Hole tours combines a fun competitive spirit, education on the rules of golf and standard golf etiquette all while stressing the importance of respecting their fellow players and the course. Participants are selected on a first come first served basis. The tour members have the opportunity to play some of the regions finest courses while forging relationships that will last a lifetime.

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JUNIOR HUGHES TOUR CANCELS 2020 SEASON

ESSEX & KENT COUNTY GRASS ROOTS JUNIOR TOUR LOOKS FORWARD TO 2021 SEASON

June 6th, 2020 - Today, the committee of the Essex Kent Junior Hughes Tour announces that, due to the events surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the Tour will not stage any of its scheduled 2020 tournaments.

Hughes Tour Director Kevin Layte, Head Professional at Rochester Place Golf Resort, said, "The Hughes Tour committee is heart-broken over its decision, but the well-being of our junior golfers is our concern at this time. Tournaments, from junior golf tours to the PGA Tour Canada, have been cancelled around the globe due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Logistics for tournament golf are unclear currently and are on hold by Golf Canada."

The Essex Kent Junior Golf Hughes Tour provides a worthwhile and affordable activity but more importantly it helps develop character, honesty, integrity and good sportsmanship. Lifelong lessons are taught and experienced in the game of golf which provide our youth with a better understanding that no matter what you do in life you will have good and bad bounces along the way,” said Layte. The safety of our competitors, volunteers, families, host course staff, as well as other friends of the tour in this time of pandemic and uncertainty has to come first.We thank those golf facilities for their willingness to host our events in 2020 and look forward to holding tournaments on their golf courses again in 2021 and beyond.

"For more than fifteen years now the Hughes Tour has provided junior golfers in Southwestern Ontario with an opportunity to compete in a tournament setting, while learning life's lessons through golf," Layte added. “Over the years we have awarded more than $40,000 in bursaries. We want to thank our sponsors Ryan and Terri Hughes for their commitment moving into the 2021 season."

With no tour commencing the committee will be offering free virtual golf lessons and in the coming weeks we will be releasing a list of public golf courses that will be offering a discounted junior green fees. Parents who have paid will receive full reimbursement.

Essex Kent Junior Golf Hughes Tour Schedule

18 Hole Tour 2020

Junior Boys:

Ages 11-13 years old.

Boys:

Ages 14-16 years old.

Girls:

Ages 11-18 years old. (Limited to 80 players)

Registration Fee:

$300 includes EK Junior Golf Hughes Tour shirt and ticket to awards banquet on August 31, 2020 at Essex Golf Club.

Dates:

Parent/Child Kickoff
Kingsville

Sunday May 24 - 3:45 PM

1
Fox Glen

Sunday June 28 - 1:00 Rules; 2:00 PM Shotgun

2
Sutton Creek

Monday July 13 - 2:00 PM Shotgun

3
Ambassador

Thursday July 30 - 2:00pm Shotgun

4
Seven Lakes

Tuesday August 4 - 8:30am Shotgun

5
Erie Shores

Saturday August 8 - 1:00pm Shotgun

6
Beach Grove (Optimist qualifier)

Monday August 10 - 9:00am Shotgun

7
Rochester Place

Friday August 14 - 8:00am

8
Pointe West

Monday August 24 - 8:30am Shotgun

9
Tilbury

Sunday August 30 - 1:00pm Shotgun

10
Essex

Monday August 31 - 1:00pm Shotgun Dinner and prizes following golf<

Times are subject to change

9 Hole Tour 2020

Boys & Girls:

Ages 6-10, 11-12 years old, and 13-14 years old. (Limited to 54 players)

Registration Fee:

$160 includes EK Junior Golf Hughes Tour shirt and ticket to Pizza Party on August 15, 2020 at Seven Lakes.

Dates:

1
Tilbury Golf Club

Friday June 26 - 5:30pm Shotgun

2
Oxley Beach

Saturday July 11 - 1:00pm Shotgun

3
Talbot Trail

Saturday July 18 - 2:00pm Shotgun

4
Woodland Hills

Saturday July 25 - 11:00 am Shotgun

5
Rochester Place

Friday August 7 - 12:00pm Shotgun

6
Seven Lakes

Saturday August 15 - 2:00 pm Shotgun (pizza party following golf)

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Our Sponsors

The Hughes Family