Youth tour starts play

By Richard Greene | Published Saturday, June 21, 2014

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Young golfers will take the links Monday at Runaway Bay for the second stop of the North Texas Junior Golf Tour.

The first-year tour started Friday at Cross Timbers in Azle.

Terry McCutcheon, who was the coach of the state-qualifying Paradise golf team this past spring, put together the tour that features six tournaments through the end of July.

“It’s something that I’ve wanted to do for several years,” he explained. “The goal is to give junior golfers a chance to play tournament golf in our area. There’s junior tournaments in the Metroplex and Wichita Falls. This is something available to play in our area.”

McCutheon added that he’s tried to keep the costs down and play on area courses in Wise, Parker, Jack and Montague counties. The tournaments are $30 each.

Seventeen golfers teed up Friday at Cross Timbers. There’s 20 signed up for Monday’s stop at Runaway Bay.

There are four divisions for the young golfers: 8-and-under coed, 9-11 coed, boys and girls 12-14 and boys and girls 15-18.

“The 11-and-under play nine holes with shortened tees,” McCutcheon said.

The stop after Runaway Bay will be Decatur Country Club June 30. The tour then heads to Nocona Hills July 7. The final two tournaments are Cross Timbers July 25, and Jacksboro July 28.

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