Jack Newton Junior Golf
The Jack Newton Junior Golf Foundation was established in 1986 to introduce more young people to the game of golf and to nurture their skills and enjoyment of the sport. The objectives of JNJG are to establish and service a variety of golf programs for boys and girls that create pathways through the sport and cater for the beginner through to the elite.
Programs range from the Introduction of Golf in schools through to elite level tournaments, attracting the best from interstate and overseas. JNJG has a development pathway that caters for all levels.
JNJG is a non-profit organisation dependent upon the support and commitment of our sponsors. Receiving grants from the NSW Government, Golf NSW and our major fundraiser, The Jack Newton Celebrity Classic, provide the funds necessary to develop our programs. Our major sponsors include The Kinghorn Foundation, Srixon and Titleist.
JNJG activities include a variety of junior golf tournaments, camps and clinics for all levels of players with emphasis on school programs to introduce young children to golf. JNJG also assists clubs and regional areas in the development of their junior programs. Programs for indigenous and disabled young people are also a priority.
Within the philosophy of providing opportunities for all junior golfers of all ability levels is the statement of objectives of Jack Newton Junior Golf.
These objectives are
- to increase the participation levels of junior persons in golf throughout New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory;
- to promote and raise the profile of golf at the junior level and to the community generally;
- to introduce opportunities for golf participants in golf by establishing and developing golf coaching camps and clinics at Regional and State levels;
- to promote junior golf competitions and tournaments;
- to promote the Golf Australia Community Instructor accreditation scheme with a view to providing quality teaching and coaching at all levels;
- to ensure a sound future for golf in New South Wales and Australia;
- to develop and administer a scholarship scheme for the purpose of providing grants to talented golfers to assist in the development of skills (and subject to the rules of the R & A).