The John Letters Academy in Huddersfield held host to the first stage of ‘Golf Factor 2‘ over the May Bank Holiday weekend.

Over 100 junior golfers, aged between 8 and 16, auditioned for a group of judges that included John Andrew (Class AA PGA Professional), Tom Denby (PGA Professional), James Beattie (John Letters Academy Junior Development Coordinator) and Duncan McCarthy (Certified Mind Factor Coach & PGA Professional).

The contestants had to hit a variety of shots and show off their golfing skills in front of the panel.

John Andrew, founder of the Golf Factor concept, said: “This year’s Golf Factor was another excellent turnout of talented young golfers. It was great to see lots of girls as well as boys, showing that the sport is growing in that area.”

Andrew added: “We are very hopeful of finding some great talent which we can help and nurture to greatness and continue our successful work from the first Golf Factor in 2009.”

41 young golfers have made it through to the next stage, with stages two and three taking place at the John Letters Academy on Sunday, June 6.

There are only 12 places up for grabs for the Grand Final to be held at Willow Valley on Saturday, June 19, meaning the pressure is on the contestants to impress.

For more information on Golf Factor please phone the Pure Sports Marketing team on 01332 866445 or email to

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