ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — The Emerald Coast Junior Golf Tour held an event in Enterprise for the first time.
It was cut short due to weather but golfers still say it was a great event. 24 young golfers, ages 8-18, competed in the tournament at Enterprise Country Club.
The tour has around 100 players overall. Because many tour members are from the Wiregrass it added an Enterprise event to its calendar.
“We’re very excited to be here,” tour director Dennis Attaway said. “We’ve had quite a few members that are in this area and since we added this event we had quite a few join the tour as well as just come as non-members.”
13 players from the Wiregrass participated in Monday’s tournament.
Dothan native and Northside Methodist student Davis Moore was crowned the overall boys champion shooting an even-par of 36 over nine holes.
Moore has been on the tour for about a year and thinks it has helped his golf game.
“You just get more experience for tournaments,” Moore said. “It helps me not be so nervous. There’s a lot of good players out here. It makes me play better.”
Other players emphasized the tour’s valuable tournament playing experience.
“The pressure helps,” boys 10-11 participant Cooper Robley said. “It helps you get exposed to people you don’t know so it’s cool to play with different people.”
That’s exactly what the tour aims to do.
“First and foremost it’s for them to have an opportunity to compete against each other and have a good time and enjoy the game of golf,” Attaway said. “There are other opportunities as well. Some of our events are junior golf scoreboard ranked and that helps the kids get ranked high enough to get recruited to go on and play college if that’s what they wish to do.”
The tour offers 15 events. The next stop on the tour is the Bay Point Junior Classic on June 27.