Applications for the Victorian Junior Development Squads are now open.
It is an online application process through the Golf Vic website.
Golf Victoria will select 34 players to make up the U18 Squad, who will be invited to attend the U18 Junior Development Camp. Following this camp 12 boys and 12 girls will be invited to attend the talent assessment camp.
In both the U16 and U14 Squads, Golf Victoria will select 20 participants who will gain access to expert coaching at their respective camps.
Coaching will include strength and conditioning, musculoskeletal screenings and technical support.
The Victorian Women's Team have just taken out the Interstate Series being played this week in Tasmania.
The team has three of our regular juniors playing, lead by Su Oh at number 1, Julienne Soo playing at number 3 and Bianca Ling at number 5.
All three were undefeated in what was a truly great team performance. The other players in what was a very young team were Grace Lennon, Jo Charlton and Tilly Poulsen. The team captain was Jo Charlton and coach Darren Cole.
The Victorian Primary Schools Championship is underway after the first event was played at Ocean Grove GC. Make sure you don't miss out on playing in the biggest participation event in Australia as it comes to a golf course near you.
There is also a "Come and Try" aspect to each day, in an effort to get more school children playing the game....so get your friends to come along too.
Entries can be made online through the Golf Victoria website. Information and dates are included below.
SAJG in conjunction with the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Resort are please to announce the inaugural Yarrawonga Mulwala Junior Open to be played over 36 holes in July. It is the a new event, but sure to attract some attention at one of our most popular golf destinations.
The U21 tournament will be played on July 10 and 11, with round 1 being played on the Murray Course and round 2 on the Lakes Course.
Both rounds will count individually towards the 2013 Regional Series and Golf Vic state rankings.
REG SERIES MOVES TO GROWLING FROG - April 18, 2013
The next event in the Regional Series is being held at the beautiful Growling Frog GC in Yan Yean. It is the first time SAJG has held an event there and we look forward to what is sure to be a good test on the day.
Play is in the afternoon with a 2 tee start from 12 noon. Please note there will be a limited field in place, so get those entries in.
The new entry form covers all the events for the rest of the series, aside from the Yarrawonga tournament for which there will be a separate entry form and tournament information doc.
BUMPER FIELD AT VIC JUNIOR CLASSIC - April 12, 2013
A near capacity field of 65 eager juniors teed off in the Vic Junior Classic this morning at the Aust Pitch'n'Putt course. The weather was perfect and some great scores were returned, including some new age record scores.
Overall winners were first time winner Bodie Gardner, who returned a round of 55 and Nasya Sohail, with Nasya now winning 4 times in a row. A check of the event history sees Bianca Ling's 5 wins in a row in 2006/7 as the record.
New age record scores were returned by Angelique Vaxalis (U8 girls) and Nasya Sohail (U12 girls).
SAJG would like to congratulate all those juniors who have made state team selection. The number of young players making their way into the men's and women's teams is a reflection of our strong junior climate in Victoria.
Su Oh, Julienne Soo and Bianca Ling have all been selected in the Women's State Team, with the Girl's Team yet to be announced.
Brett Coletta, Frazer Droop, DJ Loypur, Ryan Ruffels, Lucas Herbert and Dave Micheluzzi comprise the Boy's Team, with Lucas and Ryan also selected in the Men's Team.
THE ROOKIE CLUB - March 12, 2013
SAJG and Golf Victoria have introduced a new membership structure for younger juniors, called "The Rookie Club". The membership in many ways mirrors the old SAJG membership, with member cap and bag tag, rookie event discounts and e communications.
The membership is open to juniors Under 15 (dob from 1999), and is primarily aimed at those juniors who have yet to join a golf club. Membership works on a calendar year basis and is timely with the SAJG Rookie Series about to tee off for 2013 on April 8 at Yarra Bend.
Antony Majstorovic (Waverley GC) and Shaye Marx (The Heritage) have taken out the first 2 monthly medals for 2013. Antony returned a total of 9 under and Shaye 2 under to gain their player's badges and be included in the playoff in January 2014.
Both have played some great golf over the past few months and it is great to see their golf scores and handicaps coming down.
Don't miss out on next month's medal...it is now open to all juniors!
STUART APPLEBY's MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT FOR JUNIOR GOLF
Today Stuart Appleby made a major announcement about the future of junior golf in Victoria. Twenty juniors were invited to join Stuart on the tournament range at the JBWere Masters, hitting shots in front of their golfing heros as the cameras rolled!
Shortly after, 5 lucky juniors were able to take part in Stuart's JBWere Masters media conference, announcing to a full media centre that Stuart Appleby Junior Golf and Golf Victoria will in 2012 join to form the development arm of junior golf in Victoria.
Both SAJG and Golf Victoria are pleased with the outcome of the announcement and hope that the golfing community will warmly embrace the move, which will bring about a more streamlined and efficient approach to the promotion, development and administration of junior golf.