Queensland Juniors set to reap rewards

Golf Queensland recently launched a one stop shop website to inform participants of the state’s junior clinics, programs and events.

The new Junior Golf Queensland (JGQ) website aims to bring most of Queensland’s junior golf programs together.

Queensland Juniors set to reap rewards Queensland Junior Golf

Adrian Hewat, Golf Queensland’s participation development manager, predicts that an integrated and collaborative approach for junior golf would benefit the industry and provide a stronger relationship.

“With the support of districts, clubs, golf coaches and teachers, we will be able to assist in participation growth,” he said.

“We don’t need to be single figure players to have fun on the golf course. Our catch phrase is ‘everyone’s a champion’ and it really does ring true.

“The industry needs juniors coming through the ranks, and there is no doubt Queensland has produced some of the country’s best golfers – look at Jason Day and Katherine Hull.

“But golf is a game for life and we are keen to assist in the development of as many young golfers as possible.”

Hewat said the industry already had some outstanding programs in place including the newly-launched Golf Australia program MYGolf, the PG-run Pump, Greg Norman Golf Foundation and Sunshine Coast Invincibles.

The new website is designed to be user friendly for juniors, to assist in their golf development while being fun and interactive. And as members JGQ, youngsters will also receive additional benefits such as golfing tips and equipment updates.

Further information is on www.juniorgolfqueensland.org.au.