"The Orange Park Open"
The Golf Club at Fleming Island
Northern Florida's Junior Golf Foundation
The North Florida Junior Golf Foundation is the area's only not-for-profit organization committed to providing opportunities to junior golfers interested in gaining experience in junior golf tournaments and/or to compete for the love of the game. Based in Jacksonville, Florida, the NFJG Foundation runs the only area's premier Junior Golf Tour and is the only junior tour sponsored by the PGA Tour, Web.com, The Tom Burnett Golf Academy, and the Northern Chapter PGA.
Endorsed by PGA Professionals of the Northern Chapter, North Florida Section of the PGA, The NFJG has several tours designed to fit junior players' specific game level:
The North Florida Junior Golf Foundation is the pinnacle organization for junior golf in the North Florida area. The Board of Directors, Tournament Director, staff, and volunteers will work with the golf community to develop and operate a junior golf tour that is professional, positive and champions the journey of junior golfers in developing their game. The organization and members will grow in size and standards to meet the needs of this junior golf community. The Board will function as the policy maker, oversee the operations of the organization and fulfill the strategic plan. The Committees will drive the major functions of the organization to reach out in the community and bring in the necessary resources to continually move NFJGF in a forward direction as an advocate of junior golf. NFJGF will hire, support, and financially compensate professionals to run events and operate the infrastructure of the organization. The NFJGF is well known to all in the golf community – local professionals, golf professionals, golf course members, country club members, public and private school golf teams and coaches, and parents and backers of junior golf.
NFJGF provides local junior golfers, ages 7-18, an opportunity to be a member of the organization which will allow them to play in competitive tournaments that are affordable, professional and are consistent with the USGA Rules of Golf and the Conditions of Competition. The tournaments and events provide an opportunity for junior golfers to build a solid foundation, gain tournament experience, and compete among their peers for the love of the game. The experience will help prepare junior golfers, if they so desire, to compete in any State or National event. NFJGF will also promote, fund, and manage a scholarship. NFJGF will strive to provide scholarships to junior golfers that have participated as a member, uphold the values of the organization, and pursue a degree at an accredited college or university.
The values governing NFJGF will be to operate the organization and impact young people with integrity, honesty, and fairness. We will promote the values of self-esteem and pride in our events, with our members, among each other and the community. Our decisions will be made with an objective, fact-based thought process. We will work together to nurture independent thinking, which fosters taking responsibility for one’s own actions.
Contact our junior golf foundation in Jacksonville, Florida, to explore our resources for your young player. We provide local children and teens with information about junior golf tournaments.
Take the Challenge!
Meet Dr. Dan!
Dear Members of the NFJGT:
We are excited to tell you about specialized mental game coaching offered exclusively to members of the NFJGT by Dr. Dan Vosgerichian. Programs are set-up in a strategic four-tier-system to guide golfer’s learning and maximize each golfer’s opportunity to succeed.
The order of tiered programs are:
Tier 1: Mental Golf Workshop Profile
Tier 2. Pre-Shot & Post-Shot Routine Development
Tier 3. On-Course Playing Lesson
Tier 4. Personalized MP3 Audio Development
Please click here for details regarding these programs and pricing. For even more details, please go to NFJG.org.
Following each tier, participating golfers will receive personalized materials to summarize each coaching session. Materials will be posted on Edufii - an online coaching application, so participating golfers can access their session summaries from their computer, tablet, and cellphone.
A portion of proceeds from each program will be donated directly back to the NFJGT. If you have questions regarding programming or wish to schedule please contact Dr. Dan directly at mailto:DrDan@DrDanV.comor (321) 236-3645.
In The Spotlight
As the Executive Director of the NFJG Foundation and Premier Junior Players TOUR I have the honor and privilege to view and evaluate over 300 junior tour players while they perform on and off the course. The NFJG TOUR junior players are from all ages (7-18), with different cultural and ethnic backgrounds and gender. For me and my Staff, it is a special moment to pick one of our many talented players from the field of players to give them an “In The Spotlight” moment.
In the Spotlight this month is NFJG TOUR Player Connor Dzion.
Born in Jacksonville, Florida Connor joined the NFJG TOUR in the fall of 2014 and has been an active member and player ever since. At the young age of two Connor was destined for a life which included golf in his normal daily routine. Never having a professional lesson he has developed into a top contender in the ranks of junior golf and is eager to take his game to the collegiate ranks. Connor’s current handicap is 3 at his home course – The Champions Club at Julington Creek.
Connor attended Durbin Creek Elementary, Fruit Cove Middle School and attends Creekside High School. Connor has a 4.3 GPA, will graduate from Creekside High School in May of 2017 and will venture into the college world. Connor has been accepted to four colleges including University of North Florida, USF, UCF, and FSU He is currently waiting on a decision from the University of Florida (UF) where he wishes to attend. If not accepted to the University of Florida Connor will attend the University of North Florida. His focus will be on obtaining a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and his goal is to open a joint practice with his older brother Colin who is currently studying Physical Therapy.
Connor has had an outstanding middle school and high school golfing career. He was the #1 ranked player for both and has lettered four straight years. Connor was a member of the ALL County Team for St. John’s County in 2015 and 2016 and was a member of the ALL Regional Team in 2015.
Connor played in 20 NFJG TOUR events winning the “2016 Orange Park Open” and the “2015 Spring Break Classic” and finished Runner-up in the “2016 TOUR Championship”. Connor has 15 top 10 finishes. Connor won the North Florida PGA series #3 Event (NFPGA) at World Golf Village and was the Boys Division Overall Winner. He placed 2nd at the NFPGA Junior Championship at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Florida.
Connor’s community service includes teaching/mentoring/coaching youth flag football for Creeks Athletics Association, refereeing for the youth and adult flag football leagues and is an intern at Creekside High School. Connor is a strong supporter of his home owners association and in two neighborhood communities. He has assisted with hurricane Mathew clean-up, helped the elderly take care of their lawns, decorate homes for Christmas and has taken care of the lawn/property of vacant homes making the community look better.
When NOT competitively golfing Connor enjoys coaching 14U flag football; refereeing both adult and youth flag football, golfing recreationally, watching Pittsburgh Steelers football, fishing, spending time with his family and/or girlfriend and most importantly taking his Mimi (grandma) out on dates.
Congratulations and THANK YOU Connor Dzion for a job well done!
In The Spotlight
"In the spot light " this week is Logan Neel, one of our Boys 16-18 Superstars!.
At the young age of eight Logan picked up his first club participating in junior camps and local junior tournaments. At the age of ten Logan gave up the clubs for a bat as his passion became baseball. At the age of 15 and wanting a sport change Logan once again became passionate for the game of golf.
Logan joined the NFJG TOUR in the spring of 2015 and has played in 25 TOUR events since. Logan is proud to claim The Golf Club at South Hampton as his home course. Marked with consistency Logan has finished in the top ten in 18 of his 25 NFJG TOUR events and recently earned his first TOUR Championship at the Amelia National Country Club while competing in the Web.com Junior Player Tour Event, “The National Challenge” Logan posted his lowest score to date on tour with a four over par 76. Two weeks later Logan also claimed victory at the “Open at the Hills” played at Hidden Hills Country Club. Logan is currently 2nd in the Player of the Year points standings, 600 points behind the leader.
In the public life, Logan is much more than a leader on the golf course he is a leader at school and in his community. A senior at Creekside High School Logan maintains a 4.25 weighted GPA. He is a member of the National Honor Society and is active in the Cyber Security Academy. As President of the Interact Service Club his main goals are to help make the community a better place by finding local events that need volunteer help, making international connections, and developing leadership skills.
o Recently Logan organized “Project Operation Christmas Child” where the club collected over 75 shoe sized boxes filled with toys and toiletries that were donated to less fortunate kids across the world
o In addition Logan organized volunteers for a walk to raise awareness for childhood food allergies
Logan is considering all college options, but has his eye on the University of North Florida where he hopes to play golf and start his degree in Information Systems.
Interests include: golf, surfing, helping others, and spending time with family and friends. He works part-time for Gate Petroleum at the corporate office in the Information Technology department as a Desktop Support Technician and has taken part in major projects for the company.