THE Junior Golf Factor tees off this weekend, when 150 young golfers descend on the Galpharm Stadium Driving Range hoping to win through to the next stage of the talent search which offers a first prize worth around £5,000.
The brainchild of PGA Pro and owner of sponsoring companies Direct Golf UK and John Letters, John Andrew, the competition is aimed at discovering new young talent in Yorkshire and helping them develop their potential.
Along with Stuart Armstrong, who is the talent development manager from England Golf, they have agreed a programme of funded golf coaching for all the contestants.
Those who are successfully chosen this weekend by a panel of judges, including Andrew, will be invited to take part in stage two which will involve a further test.
Later in the event, those who have progressed will be tested on their ability on a course in the Huddersfield area.
The winner is lined up for golf equipment support for 12 months, psychology from Karl Morris, who has recently addressed the Halifax, Huddersfield Union team, a structured fitness programme and membership of a gym.
There are also similar prizes on offer for the two runners-up.
The first stage this weekend starts on Saturday from 9am until 7pm and will run at the same times on Sunday, when the Stadium Driving range is hosting a Festival, which includes an exhibition and a demonstration by PGA pro Dan Skelcher.