The South Gippsland District Golf Association, Junior Committee has a very active junior program running throughout the District. These programs are run in conjunction with funding grants from the Victorian Golf Foundation.
Primary Schools – My Golf Program
The District owns 2 My Golf kits, 1 of which are utilized at the western end of the District and serving schools in Loch; Poowong; Bena; Korumburra; Leongatha; Tarwin Lower; Inverloch; Wonthaggi through to Phillip Island. The remaining kit is located at Leongatha Golf Club and service schools from Meeniyan; Buffalo; Foster; Fish Creek; Toora & Welshpool. These kits are available for loan to primary schools within the District, free of charge and remain with the school for the duration of the program, generally on a term basis.
Junior Training Squads
The District Junior Committee has both a senior training squad for junior golfers aged 14 to under 18 years, and sub-junior training squad for junior golfers aged 10 – 13 years. The squads consist of some 15 juniors under the coaching by P.G.A. golf professionals. The squads are formed on an annual basis, and receive coaching under squad conditions every 4 to 5 weeks. District Clubs may seek to nominate a junior through their club’s junior liaison officer. The squads receive coaching in all aspects of the game, including long & short game, chipping and putting. Both squads are funded through a grant from the Victorian Golf Foundation.
The junior pennant season in held throughout February each year. The competition is played under match-play conditions, and is a handicap competition Teams consist of 5 players.
South Gippsland Junior Classic
With the ongoing assistance of a grant through the Victorian Golf Foundation, the District conducts its major junior event each year in April at Lang Lang Golf Club. Since its inception in 1996, the event has continued to grow and attracts a large field of players from around Victoria. Past winners include Aaron Baddeley, John Sutherland & Ben Meyers, all who have gone onto forge successful professional careers. The 2015 event will be held on Friday 10th April at Lang Lang Golf Club.
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Conditions of Entry Click HERE 2015 Victorian Primary Schools Golf Event. The 2015 Victorian Primary Schools Golf Event will again be held this year. Qualifying events will be held throughout the State, with the South Gippsland qualifying event to be held at Wonthaggi Golf Club on Monday 26th October 2015. The Regional finals with be held at Drouin Golf Club on Monday 16th November 2015. All entries for the 2015 Victorian Primary Schools Golf event are to be made online through the Golf Victoria website at www.golfvic.org.au Entry fee for the event is $10.00 per player, and entries can be made as an individual or through your school co-ordinator and enter with your school group. Whichever way, you will need to notify your school representative of your involvelent in the event
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South Gippsland Junior Golfer of the Year
Both the South Gippsland Junior Classic & the local tournaments held throughout the year are qualifying rounds for the South Gippsland Junior Golfer of the Year award.
Rising Star Award
An annual award is also made for the South Gippsland Rising Star, being a junior who shows potential through his/ her development.