DURHAM County Golf Union Juniors section has paid tribute to Mizuno Golf UK and Rockliffe Hall for helping to making a mini-tour a success for the seventh year in a row.

The partnerships have meant the Mizuno Race2Rockliffe has been staged for the seventh time and it is hoped 2018 will be even bigger.

Jordan Pout, the Mizuno Race 2 Rockliffe initiative manager for the Durham County Golf Union Juniors, said: “We really appreciate Mizuno Golf UK’s support on a continuous basis and also Rockliffe Hall for their support as host venue.

“The event has been a great success year after year and the Durham County Golf Union Juniors look to make this year an even greater success than before with the new changes and technology we are able to use throughout the season.”

The Mizuno Race2Rockliffe is an order of merit series which aims to get junior golfers from across County Durham with a CONGU handicap playing competitively and to gain points through playing at different courses between April and August.

They go on and qualify for a place at the grand final held at Rockliffe Hall.

Free registration is now open on the Durham County Golf Union website.

CLUB golfers throughout Great Britain & Ireland will have the opportunity to tee it up at Carnoustie shortly before the world’s greatest golfers compete at The Open in July.

A group of 42 men and women will compete in pairs in a stableford competition in the second staging of The R&A’s nine-hole championship final after securing their places through qualifying events.

The final will be held on Saturday, July 14, over the first four and last five holes of the championship course at Carnoustie. Finalists will be presented with the challenge of tackling the 16th, 17th and 18th holes of the renowned Angus links, considered by many to be the toughest finishing holes in golf.

Qualifying events are open to men, women, boys and girls who are club members with a CONGU handicap. Visit randa.org/ 9HoleChampionship for more information.