By Sam Tremlett
Announced in the past week or so, the English golfer will sponsor the competition he won back in 1997.
Justin Rose To Sponsor Telegraph Junior Championship
Justin Rose has announced that he will sponsor The Telegraph's Junior Golf Championship with the finals to be held at Quinta do Lago in November later this year.
The three-round tournament, first played 35 years ago, will return to the Portuguese course after getting staged at PGA Catalunya last year.
Additionally Ladies European Tour professional Sophie Walker tweeted her support of Rose;
Justin Rose said; “I am delighted to announce my sponsorship of the Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championship, a tournament close to my heart since I won the title back in 1997.
“It's great to be involved in the championship and to have the opportunity to encourage and grow junior grass-roots golf. I can't wait to see some of this year's talent and good luck to everyone taking part!”
The finals, which will see 24 finalists - 12 boys and 12 girls - compete, will take place between the 10th and 15th November.
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Adam Sills, Head of Sport at Telegraph; “It’s great to have a player of Justin’s calibre backing this year’s championship. As a former winner who has gone on to be a world number one, he will provide plenty of inspiration for all this year’s junior competitors. I’m looking forward to another great championship in Portugal.”
CEO at Quinta do Lago Sean Moriarty said; “Justin is a former winner of the event and went on to become the world number one. The tournament will be a great opportunity to inspire and educate young people, as well as a fantastic event for the whole family to enjoy."
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A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.
A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well.
Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five.
Sam is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6
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