Welcome to The Claret Junior Tour. All content on this website is the acquired property of The Claret Junior Tour. The Tour is owned and operated by Keith and Fiona McColl.
*IMPORTANT* Disclaimer: We wish to make clear that while our professional experience was predominantly gained through working in the golf industry in St. Andrews, Scotland we do NOT have any association, nor are we in any way representing any business relationship with, any other golf industry organization from, or based in St Andrews, Scotland including, but not limited to, The R&A (The Royal and Ancient Golf Club) or St Andrews Links Trust.
Fiona and I are both thankful and personally grateful to have enjoyed a long working association with both of these organizations in our time prior to our arrival in the USA and we hold these iconic and professional golf entities in the highest regard possible. We would never wish to, or expect to, in any way benefit from any suggestion to the contrary and we hope this disclaimer makes that abundantly clear to our own clients. If you require any further clarification on this point please email me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome everyone to the 2022 season and a commitment and promise from Fiona and I that it is our intention to make this season our best yet!
The latest logo might be a little different to last year but we think it does a great job of reflecting the things that we do a little bit different from others and we think it captures well our own history in golf and the great game itself, first played in Scotland more than 600 years ago!
For many we will always be THE Highlanders. That was the name of our previous junior tour which was operated as a partnership business and it originally came about as it reflects both our own personal birthplace and that of the game. Those of you who know us already will know we are fiercely proud of the fact that our ancient game began in Scotland way back in the 1400’s! We are also proud to now call Florida and the USA “home” and we think there really is no better place to be living and working, with our junior golfers, to do our bit to help the future of our great game to thrive.
Over the last couple of years, as the original Highlander Junior Tour, we are pleased to recognize that we’ve managed to gain a bit of a reputation in junior golf for being just a little different!
We hope, if you’ve had the chance to play in any of our major championship events, that you enjoyed the unique atmosphere created by our award-winning bagpiper who plays as each of our major championship as attending competitors complete their final hole of play. As you will see from our new logo above we have clad our bagpiper in the deep red Claret and Yellow Tartan of the ancient Stewart Clan, who originate from the Highlands of Scotland . This is Fiona’s ancient family Clan and we are pleased to recognize it in our new logo. Bagpipes and golf are an ancient and loved combination around the globe, by many, and our new branding now also reflects this fact.
While we do of course hope that you like the logo we’ve come up with, our 2022 season, is really only about ONE thing. Junior Golf, and providing you, once again, with the very best tournament opportunities at great and supportive venues. We want you to challenge yourself as a young golfer and develop into the player you would hope to be. Some of those venues will be regular existing ones from 2021 but we are always working hard to ensure we can bring you lots of new venues to play in the year ahead!
Some things will be as before. All of our single day 18-hole events will continue to attract ranking points from GJGR (Global Junior Golf Rankings) and our 36-hole events will attract ranking points from both GJGR and JGS (Junior Golf Scoreboard). There will be some changes made to our operation this year BUT rest assured though we are not planning on changing the things that work well, only improving those tournament day things that we think need improved and freshened up!
Over the last two years we’ve made some great friends and we’ve enjoyed watching some incredible junior golf with you all. We have SO many great memories and we are very, very proud of each and every young player who shows immense character and spirit to compete in what is arguably THE toughest sport of them all!
We do hope you will join us during the 2022 season and allow The Claret Junior Tour to play our part in your junior players development as each of them takes their next step on their personal golfing journey.
We are open 24/7 for player registrations. Good luck players and thank you for your support.
Keith and Fiona McColl