Nike kit out young Tigers

Tiger's main sponsors kit out the Daily Telegraph entrants this year...

Ted Finnerty's picture
Thu, 22 Mar 2001

Nike Golf has announced that it is the official equipment supplier at this year¹s prestigious Daily Telegraph / Center Parcs Junior Golf Championship 2001, long recognised as the driving force in British junior golf, encompassing golf balls, apparel, golf bags, footwear and travel bags. Competitors in the tournament this year will use the Nike Precision Spin Control Ball, from the range that is the choice of Tiger Woods, David Duval, Aaron Baddeley and Michael Campbell.

Players in one of the most important Junior Golf tournament in the British calendar will compete in qualifying events staged at golf clubs throughout the UK between March and August. The winner of each qualifier then joins a national leaderboard, the leading 12 boys and 9 girls (ranked according to gross scores against Competition Standard Scratch) gaining a place in the 36 hole strokeplay final, in September at the Cloister Resort and Sea Island Golf Club, Georgia, USA.

All 36,000+ entries aiming to reach the final will feel what its like playing with the ultimate two piece performance golf ball, which offers players increased spin and Tour level feel.

It is anticipated over 1000 golf clubs will hold qualifying events, the individual winners of each of these club stages who make it through to the national leaderboard will also receive a championship Nike Dri-FIT polo shirt .

Nike Golf¹s proprietary Dri-FIT technology, which was developed in conjunction with Tiger Woods, transports moisture away from the skin to the surface of the fabric, keeping golfers dry, cool and comfortable on the course. The 21 winners who will make the trip to the heat of Georgia will no doubt welcome the Nike Dri-FIT technology as the temperatures reach the 100¹s!

All 21 finalists will be kitted out from head to toe with Nike Golf apparel, golf bags, caps, club travel bags and footwear so that they really look the part as they experience the thrill of a major golf tournament. The eventual winner will be crowned The Daily Telegraph / Center Parcs Junior Golf Champion, following in the footsteps of Justin Rose and Ryder Cup player Andrew Coltart amongst others.

Mike Kelly, Director of Communications for Nike Golf says, "The Daily Telegraph / Center Parcs Junior Championship is a very important tournament for us. We take great pride in helping to grow the game of golf and tournaments like this throughout the world help do that and allow Nike to market our products to new audiences."



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