State Team Selection Protocol

Published: October 18, 2022
Last Update: September 5, 2023

Golf NSW State Team Selection Protocol

The following guidelines outline the selection criteria for the NSW and ACT Junior & NSW (Senior) State Team to compete in the Australian Interstate Team matches. 

Each team will comprise five (5) male and five (5) female members.

Essential Criteria

  • Membership of an affiliated NSW Golf Club (or ACT & surrounding golf clubs for ACT Junior Team).
  • Age eligibility for team selection (Junior Teams only): Players must be under 18 as of April 10, 2023.

Selection Process

The NSW Selection Panel, appointed by the Golf NSW Golf Committee, will use several benchmark indicators and tournament results to guide the selection of players for the 2023 Australian interstate teams & Junior Teams matches.

The list of benchmark indicators below is not all-encompassing, nor are they in priority order or weight:

The list of benchmark indicators below is not all-encompassing, nor are they in priority order or weight:

  • World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR).
  • Golf Australia Order of Merit Rankings (GA OOM).
  • Inter Club Pennant, NSW Regional Open Series, and the NSW Country Championship
  • Results in Season 2023-24 PGA Tour of Australasia (PGATA)events (NOT TPS Junior events).
  • Participation and results in “important events”. See list of important events below for each team.

NSW and ACT Junior Teams – Important Events

Event   Date
JNJG International (JNJG) Sep 26-29, 2023 
Fayde Junior Match Play (JNJG)Oct 5-6, 2023
Brett Ogle Junior Masters (JNJG)Nov 18-19, 2023
Bonville Champions Trophy (JNJG) Dec 4-7, 2023 
ACT Week of Golf (JNJG) Jan 2-5, 2024 
Australian Amateur (GA) Jan 16-19, 2024 
Avondale AmateurJan 22-25, 2024 
NSW Medal & Amateur (GNSW)Jan 30- Feb 3, 2024 

NSW Team – Important Events

Event  Date 
Master of the AmateursJan 9-12, 2024
Australian AmateurJan 16-19, 2024 
Avondale AmateurJan 22-25, 2024 
NSW Medal and AmateurJan 30 – Feb 3, 2024 
Concord CupFeb 15-17, 2024 

Team Announcement(s)

  • NSW & ACT Junior Teams – named early/mid-February.

    (Athletes selected in the NSW and ACT Junior teams are expected to enter and play in the Australian Junior Championships in the week prior to the Interstate Series).
  • NSW Senior Team – named late February/early March

Selected athletes are expected to be exemplary representatives of Golf NSW and the sport while participating in the Australian Interstate Teams matches.

Athletes will also be required to agree to a representative player agreement, and be bound by the Golf Australia and Golf NSW Code of Conduct 

Information about the events can be found on the following websites:

Golf NSW –
Golf Australia –
PGA of Australia –
Avondale GC –
Concord GC –
Master of the Amateurs –

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