Jack Newton Junior Golf

Name of Organisation:

Jack Newton Junior Golf (JNJG)

How long has your organisation been in Canberra?

JNJG was founded in 1986 and has operated in ACT and NSW for that time.  In 2012 JNJG employed a Territory Manager in the ACT Monaro region for the purpose of developing and promoting junior golf.

What age groups do your organisation work with?

Infants – Yr 12 (4yrs to 18yrs)

What is your most popular event or clinic?

MyGolf for schools program.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened in your office, or during an event?

There was a wonderful moment out on the course when a young St. Matthews boy was standing over his ball on the 3rd tee.  This young man had the biggest smile on his face and was taking a little longer than usual to take his shot.  I thought to myself, I wonder what Adam (name changed for privacy purposes) is doing?  Probably doing his mental check of all the things he has learned this morning.  A little while later Adam popped his head up, looked at me and said, “I just can’t stop smiling.”  He was having the time of his life.

What is a fun fact about your organisation? 

We have been operating for 30 years.

Who is the most well-known person to come from your club?

Jack Newton himself.

Jack won the NSW Schoolboys Championship at the ages of 15, 16 and 17.  He turned professional in 1970 at the age of 20 and won in over 13 countries including Europe, USA, Africa, New Zealand and Australia.  Jack is an Honorary Member of the Australasian PGA Tour, Honorary Life Member of the USA PGA Tour, and in 2007 was awarded an OAM for his charity work and contribution to golf.  In 2016 Jack was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.

How can schools get in contact?

Our local region Manager is Sue Harrison, E: sue@jnjg.com.au M: 0431550857

Our head office is in Arncliffe, Sydney, P: 02) 9567 7736



January 24th, 2017 | Category: Community Profiles

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