Golf is a great game for children to learn and something they will enjoy for a lifetime. Embracing the sport at an early age involves the following four key pillars:
Above all, it’s imperative that any activity is fun and engaging for juniors to keep them involved and excited about golf. Juniors, particularly at the introductory level, are looking for fun with their friends. Our programs encourage the enjoyable aspects of learning the sport.
Children are introduced to valuable life skills through the sport that will not only assist them on the course but also in everyday life. As a sport, Golf focuses on specific skills including respect, sportsmanship and perseverance.
Games are the best way for juniors to learn and develop skills while still having fun. Gol fnSW believes in learning through fun, team-based, inclusive games and activities which allow for skill repetition and progression.
The essence of the sport for juniors is to enjoy it while learning to develop proficiency along the way.
It is important from the outset, regardless of age or ability, that we deliver the message that golf is simple and easy to understand.
Golf NSW supports several initiatives for children from introducing them to the sport, right through to junior elite pathways.
The Jack Newton Junior Golf Foundation was established in 1986 to introduce young people to the game of golf and to nurture their skills and enjoyment of the sport.
JNJG is a non-profit organisation dependent upon the support and commitment of our sponsors. Grants from the NSW Government, Golf NSW and our major fundraiser, The Jack Newton Celebrity Classic, provide the funds necessary to develop our programs.
The primary objectives of JNJG are:
Key initiatives of JNJG include:
MyGolfis Australia’s national junior program to develop and promote participation in golf.
Run at golf clubs and facilities across New South Wales, and delivered by accredited PGA of Australia Members and Golf Australia Community Instructors, the MyGolf program is endorsed by GolfNSW, Golf Australia and the PGA of Australia.
An introductory program to the sport, the MyGolf program is designed for 5 to 12 year old’s and is the major driver of junior golf participation in Australia.
The aim of the MyGolf program is to increase participation in golf by children and provide a fun, accessible and satisfying introduction to the sport by promoting skills development.
As well as the social and fun aspects of the sport, the MyGolf Program highlights the accessibility of the sport to all in the wider community.
There are a few simple program philosophies that the MyGolfprogram has been based around:
The NSW Government provides up to $200 of vouchers annually to parents/guardians of school enrolled children for membership and participation programs at your local golf club.
The activity must be for no less than eight weeks’ duration, and provide a moderate to vigorous level of physical engagement.
Vouchers can be redeemed with your participating club, as membership fees or a block of coaching. Whatever your choice, your voucher will be invested in a sport your child can play for life.
Click on the Active Kids logo for more information.