The organisers of the south’s most high profile youth golf tournament, Pukka Pads Junior Scratch Open, are pleased to announce that HSBC has pledged to support this year’s sporting event.

Following the success of last year’s tournament, HSBC has come onboard almost immediately joining Parkstone Golf Club as a second title sponsor.

Last year more than 50 budding young golfers descended on Parkstone Golf course to take part in the tournament, with numbers expected to succeed that for this year’s August 2 competition.

Pukka Pads managing director and event organiser, Chris Stott, said: “We are delighted HSBC has pledged its support for Pukka Pads Junior Scratch Open. Working with such credible companies as Parkstone Golf Club and HSBC gives the competition every opportunity to push the boundaries even further into next year.”

Pukka Pads Junior Scratch Open is divided into three categories – 18 and under, 16 and under and 14 and under, with £2000 worth of prizes available from Parkstone’s Golf Club Shop.

Closing date for entries has been extended to Sunday July 22, for an entry form visit Parkstone Golf Club’s website or phone 01202 707138.