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The Senior Open 2023 – Presented by Rolex – Junior Steps Challenge

The Senior Open 2023 – Presented by Rolex – Junior Steps Challenge

Wales Golf will run a virtual competition encouraging clubs to complete ‘most junior rounds’ played during the month of June 2023.

All handicap qualifying scores recorded including General Play and Competition will be assigned a number of steps (9 holes = 5,000 steps) or (18 holes =10,000 steps). Golf clubs will be encouraged to run fun competitions, or get juniors to submit handicap qualifying scores during the month to inspire juniors to get out onto the course and play ahead of The Senior Open 2023 – presented by Rolex at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club. 

Please note: For your junior’s rounds to be registered for the Step Challenge they must be part of your club’s membership database on the WHS Clubhouse system so that their cards can be counted  

A few useful reminders 

  • A junior can be added to the WHS Clubhouse system before they have a handicap.  
  • Your players can use the Wales Golf app to submit general play scores before OR after they have got their first handicap. For those without a handicap, once they have submitted three cards, they will then gain their first handicap.  

For more info on the app click here

  • Please make sure you input an accurate DOB for your junior members as this is the method through which the system recognises them as a junior.  
  • If you have juniors who join or leave your club or are secondary members with you, please make sure your membership database reflects this accurately. 

Terms and Conditions  


The Junior Steps challenge in collaboration with The Senior Open presented by Rolex is designed to get juniors to play more golf throughout the month of June.  Following on from The R&A and Wales Golf’s “Golf is good” campaign pilot, health and well-being are the driving force behind this challenge.  Juniors will be encouraged to submit their scores through Club/ Junior competitions or general play scores.  

  • 9 hole round = 5000 steps 
  • 18 hole round = 10000 steps 

The top 3 clubs with the highest step count throughout the month of June will be in with chances to win tickets to the Seniors Open held at Royal Porthcawl, Wales Golf High-Performance Masterclass and various golfing goodies for your Junior section.   

Competitions rules  

  1. All competitions / General play scores must be in accordance with the R&A rules of golf. 
  2. Each round submitted must consist of either 9 or 18 holes.  The conversion into steps will be carried out using the metric below by Wales Golfs Development Team
  3. Can be played on any course providing the card is submitted, via WG App, or an organized club / junior competition 


  1. Juniors must be a member of a Wales Golf Affiliated Club 
  2. Entries will only be accepted from players who were under 18 years of age at 00:00hrs on 1st January 2023.
  3. Every participant must be registered on the Wales Golf Clubhouse system  


How to report Junior scores  

  1. 9/18-hole scores must be entered through the Wales Golf App throughout the month of June to count towards the total number of rounds.
  2. All scores entered must be from official club course-rated tees. 3.
  3. Club competitions or general play scores will count towards the final total number of rounds for the month. 

The Senior Open – Presented by Rolex 

July 27 – 30 2023, Royal Porthcawl, Wales 

Europe’s only Senior Major Championship will visit the South Wales venue for the third time when the 36th edition of The Senior Open Presented by Rolex takes place from July 27-30, 2023,


Buy Tickets here 

Further information here