Why South Wales and South West Local Tours
South Wales Local Tour & South West Local Tour
Hello and welcome to the official SNAP Sponsorship profile of the South Wales Local Tour & The South West Local Tour. We're delighted to announce that we’ve now partnered with SNAP Sponsorship and we’re looking for sponsors who are excited about affiliating themselves with fast-growing UK junior golf tours, part of the global U.S. Kids Golf company.
We strive to craft a partnership with our sponsors that meets their specific objectives, whether that be community gifting, social responsibility (CSR), direct sales or brand building. We’ll work with you to develop a partnership which meets both your objectives and adds value to our members — supporting our organisation's ongoing work in the community to remove barriers and make sport enjoyable, accessible and sustainable for all. Whatever your motivation, find out more below. Thank you for visiting our profile.
Why Sponsor Us?
Association with excellence
The South Wales Local Tours is about to enter its third year following on from the great successes of our first season where 16 players qualified for the European Championship 2022 and 6 players qualified for the World Championship.
The second season which concluded with the Tour Championship at Llanwern Golf Club on 16 October, will see more players qualifying for these events, especially as the tour grows in numbers as it has from Season 1 to Season 2.
Due to the success of the South Wales Local Tour, a new Local Tour will be launched next season, The South West Local Tour, which will attract more players from England and also provide further opportunities for players to qualify for these big events.
I have personally been recognised as a TOP 50 Kids Coach globally for 2021 and expect to achieve this recognition again in 2022.
Increased brand awareness and global reach
We are the fastest growing Junior Golf Tour in the UK with the exposure and reach globally through U.S. Kids Golf. With us you have the best of both worlds with the benefits of us being relatively small UK tours with fast decision-making processes but with the reach, reputation and visibility of a large, global brand behind us.
The South Wales Local Tour & The South West Local Tours have an array of sponsorship opportunities which can be tailored to meet your objectives. Through sponsorship, our organisation will promote your company in a wide variety of ways enriching the profile of your business within our community.
Get involved in grassroots sport and remove economic barriers making sport affordable and accessible for all
Sponsorship of a grassroots sport delivers a much higher return on investment than traditional advertising. This is because sponsorship allows your business to become directly involved in activities that are highly valued by local consumers.
Consumers are known to form strong positive associations with sponsors who support the development of grassroots sport and contribute to the local community. With eight out of ten consumers preferring to believe in what a company does rather than what it says, it’s easy to see why many businesses are choosing to sponsor tours like ours as a way of maximising their marketing return.
By directly supporting us, you’re helping to remove economic barriers — making sport affordable, accessible and inclusive for all. Contact us now to find out more and explore what South West Local Tours can offer you!
The Organisation Today
U.S. Kids Golf Local Tours are created to provide boys and girls, ages 5 to 18, with the opportunity to advance their skills in the game in age-appropriate competition without having to take the time and incur the costs of having to travel long distances.
A Local Tour consists of between six and eight one-day tournaments including a season-ending one-day Local Tour Championship. Players earn awards and points for each tournament.
All local tour events are hosted by different golf clubs through the season.
U.S. Kids Golf hosts more tournaments than any other organisation in the world, with more than 1800 tournaments globally each year. Each event is noted for its attention to detail, welcoming culture, and emphasis on family enjoyment. From first-time participants to the most advanced young players in the world, U.S. Kids Golf is the ideal way to hone skills, measure improvement, and compete in a fun, friendly, and family-focused setting. Every player competes within their own age/gender and on scaled yardages based on the Longleaf Tee System.
- * Consists of 6 to 8 one-day tournaments
- * Yardages are scaled based on age and gender
- * Parent caddies are strongly encouraged
- * Entry is first-come, first-served
- * No limit on number of Local Tours or number of events played on any Local Tour
- * Players Priority Status invitations to our Championship Events
The History of Our Tours
I started the Welsh Kids Golf Tour in 2018 as a progressive level from my Junior Academy. I moved to Wales in 2017 after coming home from South Africa in October 2016. I provided free lessons in schools as part of their Physical Education Curriculum and then offered free Holiday Camps. I recruited children into the LBG Junior Academy from these initiatives and soon went from zero children to 120 children in a short period of time.
Using the U.S. Kids Golf Player Pathway, I coached the children through the levels and then created the Welsh Kids Golf Tour to give the children the experience of tournament golf and it became an important progression for the Academy. U.S. Kids Golf then approached me to become part of their global Local Tours and the Welsh Kids Golf Tour became a U.S. Kids Golf Local Tour, the South West Local Tours.
We now have around 65 players and their families attend each event and that is increasing rapidly year-on-year. The golf clubs (as host venues) and the sponsors we’ve had for this season have gained incredible exposure through the local tour.
Next season the South Wales Local Tour will have more events in its season and the South West Local Tour will be launched with 8 events and 1 Parent & Child Event.
I will continue to grow both of the Local Tours every season to reach as many junior golfers as possible. More players will qualify for the big events and bigger events will be created within the Local Tour areas. There’s already a 2-day tournament being planned for next season, based on the “Florida Cup”. The Bromley Mardon Cup will see players from the following Local Tours in the United Kingdom compete against each other in a 2-day event:
- South Wales Local Tour
- Somerset Local Tour
- Northern Ireland Local Tour
- North London Local Tour
- South London Local Tour
- East Midlands Local Tour
Both local tours will continue to expand with an ambition to increase our numbers competing at the European and World Championships, with a view to gain exposure and hopefully produce a World Champion!
Naturally, we want to support our sponsors and build them in to our business on a strategic level — allowing all of our partners to benefit from our ever-improving facilities, expanding audience and our community involvement.