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The Territory

The Lower and Mid North Coast stretch south from Bulahdelah, north to the magnificent Clarence Valley with Grafton as its hub.  Contained within the thin strip of land are some of the finest beaches, rainforest, dairying, agricultural and National Park areas in NSW.

From the white sand to the beautiful hinterland they also encompass splendid golf courses. The courses are in abundance with usually less than a half hour drive between neighbouring clubs.

The Central North stretches from the fine merino studs of Walcha though to country music capital in Tamworth, across the fertile Liverpool Plains, through the koala capital of Gunnedah and onto the cotton country at Boggabri. It is a very diverse area and boasts some of the finest inland courses in NSW.

The Northern Inland Academy of Sport provides excellent tuition to promising junior golfers from the Central North area. It is based in Tamworth with Brock Sampson the head coach.

The North Coast Academy of sport services the Mid and Lower North Coast areas. It is based at Bonville with Brendan Barnes providing the tuition.

Port Macquarie High School (Lower North Coast), and John Paul College in Coffs Harbour (Mid North Coast) are trialling a pilot program to have golf introduced as a module for the Sport, Leisure and Recreation in Stage 6 and  in the Physical Activity and Sports Studies classes for Stage 5 students. The program provides students the opportunity to become AA Active After-schools Golf Coaches. This will enable them to teach golf to Primary School students in the Active After-schools Communities program.

Schools that participate in the school golf program provided by Jack Newton Junior Golf have the prospect of being Northern NSW MyGolf Champions. The event is for students who are not members of a golf club but are developing an interest in the sport.

All clubs warmly welcome any new potential junior member to join their Cadet schedule. A phone call to the nearest club would provide all the details on times, costs etc to becoming a junior member.

The Manager

 Ray was a teacher with over 30 years experience and his last position was acting Head Teacher of Science at Port Macquarie High School.   He was North Coast Combined High Sschool Golf Convenor from 1994 until 2011. Over that period of time Ray has taken North Coast golf teams to State Carnivals all over NSW. He has successfully run three State and National School Golf Championships.  Ray was awarded Life Membership of both the North Coast and NSW Combined High School Sports Associations for his services to school golf.  Ray is the President of the Lower North Coast District Golf Association, a position he has held for the past eleven years.  Ray has a long background in the sport and a keen interest to see more junior player participation at the grassroots level

Golf Clubs

Bulahdelah Barraba Bellingen
Boggabri Bonville Bowraville
Camden Haven CEX Urunga Ladies Club Taree
Coffs Harbour Coomba Park Crescent Head
Dorrigo RSL Forster-Tuncurry Frederickton
Gloucester Grafton District Gunnedah
Harrington Waters Kempsey Krambach
Longyard Macksville Manilla NSW
Nambucca Heads Island Nundle Port Macquarie
Quirindi RSL Sawtell South West Rocks
Spring Ridge Tallwoods Tamworth
Walcha Wauchope Werris Creek
Wingham Woolgoolga RSL  

District Golf Associations