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JNJG State Talent Development Program

The Srixon Talent Development Program aims to develop identified talented NSW boys and girls that have the potential and aspiration to be highly ranked state and national players and future members of State and National teams and High Performance Programs.

JNJG Talent Development Program

 The Jack Newton Junior Golf Boys and Girl’s State Talent Development Program was established in 2012 with the aim of identifying and developing players that have the potential to be elite amateur players at a national and international level in the future.

Nominations for the 2021 Development Squad are now open. You can find the nomination form by clicking the following link 
2021 Development Squad Nomination Form


Aim of the Program

To identify as early as possible junior players (u/18) that have potential to excel at a higher level of competition and to nurture and support these players through the provision of appropriate training and resources.

Objectives of the Program

  • To develop the person not only the golfer
  • Commence the education and process of long term athlete development (LTAD)
  • Educate players on the requisites of being an Elite Amateur player and potential successful touring professional
  • Educate players on the High Performance Player Development and Competition Pathway within NSW and Australia
  • Provision of the most appropriate environments to accelerate their learning and performance
  • Support players home based coaching and training programs
  • Provide access to the Golf NSW/JNJG High Performance Team
  • Provide access to Golf NSW/JNJG technologies 
  • Develop players for NSW Interstate Junior Teams
  • Closely monitor the progress of the states most talented juniors

Nomination Criteria

Application into the program is via completion of a nomination form.  

Criteria for nominating:

  • Be an Australian Citizen
  • Attending Secondary School
  • A member of a Golf NSW affiliated club
  • NOTE: There were changes to the age eligibility of the 2020 Development Squad. Players are now eligible as long as they are not 18 before the commencement of the Jack Newton International (28th September 2021)

Selection Process

The Boys and Girls Squad will be selected from received nominations by a panel of selectors convened by JNJG.

Selection Guidelines

Subjectivity is an important element of selection into this program. Each athlete will be considered against criteria below:

  • Handicap guide: 8 or below (Girls), 4 or below (Boys)
  • Motivated and commited to improving all aspects of themselves on and off the golf course
  • Demonstrated desire to develop their golfing abilities through regular practice, training, coaching and tournament participation
  • Demonstrates attitudes and behaviours that will help raise the standard of the Talent Development Program
  • Would be seen as a good representative of JNJG, Golf NSW, and the sport of golf


JNJG Targeted Talent Program

In 2021, the Targeted Talent Squad will be formed from a smaller group of Development Squad Players. In addtition to training with the Development Squad, the Targeted Talent Squad will also be asked to attend additional training activities throughout the year. More information on the Targeted Talent Program can be found here - Click Here

To be considered for the Targeted Talent Squad in 2021, you must nominate for the 2021 Development Squad.


Program Timeline

The program generally runs from June till December.

The program is a combination of compulsory training camps, fitness assessments, nominated competitions and completion of development activities as directed by program staff or service providers.

The 2021 Proposed Program is below. This may be subject to change.


Program Cost

$440 GST Included 

Program Inclusions


  • Three weekend squad training camps (includes meals, accommodation, golf).  Please note -  It is the squad member’s responsibility to get to and from the listed venue for the training camps
  • Physical Development Program
  • Golf Mental Skills Development Program
  • 12 Month subscription to online stats program – ShotstoHole
  • Development Squad Uniform
  • Access to JNJG Development Squad Program Staff
  • Access to JNJG technologies
  • Potential opportunity to be selected to compete in Interstate and International tournaments.


Nominations for 2021 will open on May 10th, and the nomination form will be avalaible here. Click Here


Please contact JNJG Development Squad Manager - Heath Canning if you have any questions.