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Introducing the Daily Mail as the new Headline Sponsor for 2024

The World Junior Golf Championship (WJGC) is pleased to announce their partnership with the Daily Mail, as principal sponsor for 2024. 

Following a hugely successful inaugural WJGC in Portugal in February 2023, the second edition will take place between the 20th and 22nd February 2024 in Spain, at the Villa Padierna Palace Resort, giving junior golfers the chance to start their season with a high-quality international tournament.

Director of the WJGC, Neil Randall, added: “In 2024, we will be taking the WJGC to Spain, to the superb Villa Padierna Palace Resort. Having hosted the Ladies European Tour Spanish Open in 2022, we know that it will provide a brilliant setting for the second edition of this major international event on the junior golf calendar. With the support of the Daily Mail, we look forward to bringing junior golfers from around the UK, Europe, and the rest of the world, an even bigger and better tournament.”

Steve Adams, fellow director of the WJGC said: “We are delighted that the Daily Mail has put its support behind the WJGC. Having such a big name, long connected with the game, as title sponsor, can only add to the tournament’s growing prestige.”

Lee Clayton, Mail’s Global Publisher of Sport, said: “Golf has the capacity to change lives, to help inspire participation, build important social skills and lasting friendships. That’s why the Daily Mail, whose own historic roots in this sport go back over 100 years, is so passionate about supporting the next generation of youngsters from all backgrounds and in doing so, help grow this wonderful game.”


About the Daily Mail World Junior Golf Championship:

  • Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Resort, Marbella, Spain
  • 18 February 2024: putting competition, followed by opening ceremony with flag parade
  • 19 February 2024: official practice day
  • 20-22 February 2024: tournament days
  • The format will be a 3-day, 39-hole stroke play event for juniors aged 7&Under and 54-hole stroke play event for juniors aged 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 and 16-18 years; gross scoring only
  • Within each age division, there will be separate trophies (top 3) for boys and girls
  • The event for divisions 14-15 and 16-18 years will carry World Amateur Golf Ranking® points
  • The older divisions will tackle the Alferini Course, with its many natural features and hazards, a true Championship course described as “pure golf indulgence”, while the younger divisions will play the Flamingos Course, with its undulating greens and stunning views of the Mediterranean
  • Entry into the tournament: direct application only, subject to maximum handicaps or scoring requirements: 16-18 division, WHS index of 6 or below; 14-15 division, WHS index of 8 or below; 12-13 division, WHS index of 12 or below; younger players are required to submit 3-6 past official tournament scores with their application

To apply to play in the Daily Mail World Junior Golf Championship, go to the event’s dedicated website:

  • Closing date for applications: 15 December 2023


About the Daily Mail:


The Daily Mail is the leading mid-market daily newspaper in the UK. Established in 1896, it is hugely influential and an integral force in the British cultural and political landscape. With a proud tradition of editorial integrity and campaigning journalism, the Daily Mail is a trusted news brand and last month, it became the largest news publisher on TikTok with over 7-million followers.


About the WJGC:

The WJGC is an international junior golf tournament, co-sanctioned by the British Junior Golf Tour (BJGT). The BJGT is the leading junior golf tour in the UK and a DP World Tour Approved Golf Development Programme, with 18 years’ experience of delivering quality junior golf competitions for junior golfers of all abilities, aged 5-18 years. Many players, both boys and girls, who have gained valuable experience on the BJGT, have gone on to represent their national teams at amateur level, and have been filtering through to the professional ranks, and right to the very top, with some players now on the Ladies European Tour, DP World Tour, and the PGA Tour. To find out more about the BJGT, visit: