With almost 500 entrants from across the world, the picturesque landscapes of the Hunter Valley are set to witness a golfing spectacle like no other when this year’s Jack Newton International tees off in just under a week’s time.
The event is the biggest junior golf tournament in the country and promises to be a spectacle of talent. Split into three distinct divisions and hosted at three different courses, the tournament will truly showcase the future of golf.
The Jack Newton International Junior Classic (15 – 17-year-olds) is the crown jewel of the event and will take place at the prestigious Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort. This lush and challenging course will play host to over 200 of the world’s most promising junior golfers.
Australia will be represented by players from almost every state and territory, while individuals from Canada, Fiji, Japan, Korea, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Samoa, Singapore, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America will bring international flair.
In the mix will be 16-year-old Amy Squires of Concord, who won the All Schools Stroke Championship last month.
“The international is one of the biggest junior tournaments and people come from all over the world. It will be good to see how you compare to those players,” she told the Newcastle Herald.
“I feel like I have a chance this year. Physically and mentally I am confident for the tournament.”
Also in the feild will be Ella Scaysbrook of The Australian, who won the NSW Junior, NSW All Schools Chmapionship and was part of the winning NSW Junior Interstate Team this year.
See how the two girls were feeling before they teed off at the NSW Junior Championship back in July.
Each one of these young talents will battle fiercely for the title of Jack Newton International Junior Classic Champion.
Meanwhile, just down the road at the Rydge Resort Hunter Valley, the Jack Newton International Sub-Junior Classic (14 years & under) will unfold. This serene location, nestled amid vineyards and rolling hills, is the perfect setting for the younger golfers.
Almost 200 players will compete in the Under 14’s Division, hailing from Australia, Korea, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Samoa, The United States of America, China, Denmark, Hong Kong and the Philippines.
Adding a fresh dimension to the tournament, the Jack Newton International 9-Hole Junior Classic (6 – 12-year-olds) has expanded into a four-day extravaganza following its successful launch last year. Designed to cater to the ever-growing “Juniors on the Move” level players and those yet to officially join a golf club and receive an 18-Hole Golf Australia Handicap, the 9-Hole Junior Classic will take place at the premier 9-Hole Singleton Golf Club. Around 50 junior golfers are expected, bringing even more excitement to the tournament.
Round one of the Jack Newton International will get underway from 6:15 AM on Tuesday, September 26.