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.
In The Spotlight
As the Executive Director of the NFJG Foundation and Premier Junior Players TOUR I have the honor and privilege, plus the advantage to, on a weekly basis view and evaluate over 300 junior golf 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. 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 spot light this week is a young man who at the age of seven shot two under par on a course with an alley named after Ben Hogan, “Hogan’s Alley” The Hyde Park Golf Course was the host of the "Greater Jacksonville Open" and is the host and sponsor for the “Dr. Gordon Ira Golf Classic”, a major NFJG TOUR event. At this event Phillip Dunham made NFJG TOUR history. He was the first Foundation TOUR Player to post a score under par. The first Foundation Tour Player to record an “Eagle Three” and the first Foundation TOUR Player to record a PERFECT scorecard, eight pars and an eagle.
Phillip is one of many outstanding players on the NFJG TOUR and this week is deserving of recognition. With his recent win at the "Plantation Bay Open" posting a score of one under Par 35 he is named our "Player of the Week"
- Phillip Dunham – Foundation TOUR – (8 yrs old)
- 2014-2015 Player of the Year
- Events Played - 15
- Wins 7
- Runner ups - 4
- Low round -2 under 34
- Low tournament – Dr. Gordon Ira Golf Classic -2 par 70
- 2015-2016 Fall Tournament Series Winner
- Events Played 8
- Wins - 7
- Runner-up - 1
- Low rounds this season – two -1 par 35’s
- The Golf Club at North Hampton
- Club DeBonmont at Plantation Bay and even par at Amelia River
- Scoring average 39.66
- 2014 U.S. Kids Golf World Champion for Boys 6 Under
- 2015 U.S. Kids Golf World Champion for Boys 7
"Plantation Bay Open"