Golf For Children

Golf For Children
Golf For Children

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.

There are plenty of reasons why Children should play golf too. Here are some more…

Junior Programs

Golf NSW supports several initiatives for children from introducing them to the sport, right through to junior elite pathways.

Jack Newton Junior Golf (JNJG)

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:

  • To increase the participation levels of juniors in golf throughout New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.
  • To raise the profile of golf at the junior level and to the community generally.
  • To introduce opportunities for participants in the sport by establishing and developing coaching camps and clinics at Regional and State levels.
  • >To promote junior golf competitions and tournaments;
  • To develop the Community Instructor accreditation scheme and to provide quality teaching and coach at all levels.
  • To ensure a sound future for the sport in New South Wales and Australia;
  • To administer a scholarship scheme to provide grants to talented golfers to assist in the development of skills (and subject to the rules of the R & A).

Key initiatives of JNJG include:

  • Camps and clinics for all levels of players with an emphasis on school programs to introduce young children to golf.
  • Junior golf tournaments.
  • Assisting clubs and regional areas in the development of junior programs. Programs for indigenous and disabled youth are also a priority.
MyGolf Junior League


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:

NSW Government Active Kids Program

On July 1st, 2023, new vouchers became available for the Active Kids program in line with the announcement by the Premier and Treasurer in June 2023.

One $50 Active Kids voucher is now available to all NSW children aged 4.5 to 18 years who are currently enrolled in school. This voucher will be valid until January 31st, 2024 and is not means-tested.

If your club is already a registered Provider, today you will have received communication from the NSW Office of Sport about the new vouchers and a small selection of assets to assist with the promotion of the program.

If your club is not yet an Active Kids Provider, click on the link below to register:

Register as an active Kids Provider

The Active Kids program is an excellent opportunity to grow your junior membership numbers and programs, and it costs your club nothing to be involved.

Being an Active Kids provider means families can use their vouchers at your facility as part payment for a junior membership.

For more information about the Active Kids Program, click on the following link. 


The FAQs pages on the Office of Sport website have also been updated with information on eligibility, voucher terms and conditions and other commonly asked questions. 

Contact Info

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Golf NSW on (02) 9505 9105

or email:

Mark Ingrey at:

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