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JNJG State Talent Development Program

The Srixon Talent Development Program aims to develop identified talented NSW boys and girls that have the potential and aspiration to be highly ranked state and national players and future members of State and National teams and High Performance Programs.

JNJG Talent Development Program

 The Jack Newton Junior Golf Boys and Girl’s State Talent Development Program was established in 2012 with the aim of identifying and developing players that have the potential to be elite amateur players at a national and international level in the future.


COVID-19  2020 Program Update - July 2020

As you are all aware, COVID-19 has created many hurdles for the community so far in 2020. This being the case, we have postponed all Player Development Activies until later in the year. As a result, the 2020 State Player Development Program did not begin in June as originally hoped.

As of 9th of July, 2020, restrictions have eased to a point where we can consider the potential of conducting camps in September and November. With that in mind, the 2020 program will consist of 2 training camps, held at Riverside Oaks. More details on dates can be found below. Our intention is to commence the nomination process with the goal of being able to conduct these 2 camps.

However, it is important to note that the nature of the pandemic suggests that changes to the schedule are possible, and may occur quickly. 



Aim of the Program

To identify as early as possible junior players (u/18) that have potential to excel at a higher level of competition and to nurture and support these players through the provision of appropriate training and resources.

Objectives of the Program

  • To develop the person not only the golfer
  • Commence the education and process of long term athlete development (LTAD)
  • Educate players on the requisites of being an Elite Amateur player and potential successful touring professional
  • Educate players on the High Performance Player Development and Competition Pathway within NSW and Australia
  • Provision of the most appropriate environments to accelerate their learning and performance
  • Support players home based coaching and training programs
  • Provide access to the Golf NSW/JNJG High Performance Team
  • Provide access to Golf NSW/JNJG technologies 
  • Develop players for NSW Interstate Junior Teams
  • Closely monitor the progress of the states most talented juniors

Nomination Criteria

Application into the program is via completion of a nomination form.  

Criteria for nominating:

  • Be an Australian Citizen
  • Attending Secondary School
  • A member of a Golf NSW affiliated club
  • NOTE: There are changes to the age eligibility of the 2020 Development Squad. Players are now eligible as long as they are in Year 12 or below.

Selection Process

The Boys and Girls Squad will be selected from received nominations by a panel of selectors convened by JNJG.

Selection Guidelines

Subjectivity is an important element of selection into this program. Each athlete will be considered against criteria below:

  • Handicap guide: 8 or below (Girls), 4 or below (Boys)
  • Motivated and commited to improving all aspects of themselves on and off the golf course
  • Demonstrated desire to develop their golfing abilities through regular practice, training, coaching and tournament participation
  • Demonstrates attitudes and behaviours that will help raise the standard of the Talent Development Program
  • Would be seen as a good representative of JNJG, Golf NSW, and the sport of golf

Program Timeline

The program generally runs from June till December.

The program is a combination of compulsory training camps, fitness assessments, nominated competitions and completion of development activities as directed by program staff or service providers.

The 2020 Program, as of July 9th 2020 is below. This is subject to change due to possible retrictions in place.


Program Cost

$290 GST Included 

Program Inclusions


  • Three weekend squad training camps at Riverside Oaks Golf Course (includes meals, accommodation, golf).  Please note -  It is the squad member’s responsibility to get to and from Riverside Oaks Golf Course for the training camps
  • Physical Development Program
  • Golf Mental Skills Development Program
  • 12 Month subscription to online stats program – ShotstoHole
  • Squad Uniform
  • Access to JNJG Development Squad Program Staff
  • Access to JNJG technologies
  • Potential opportunity to be selected to compete in Interstate and International tournaments.


Nominations have closed for 2020, more information will be available for the 2021 program in the new year.


Please contact JNJG Development Squad Manager - Heath Canning if you have any questions.