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.
The Connor "Peanut Dzion" Memorial
- Florida Junior Tour List of Exemptions
- American Junior Golf Association-List of AJGA PBE Stars
- Web.com TOUR Championship Shootout Qualifying
- Jack Nicklaus Award
In The Spotlight
"In the spot light " this month is , one of our past NFJG TOUR Superstars and former staff member Emily Tillo!.
Emily is currently a Communications Coordinator at the PGA TOUR Headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
Emily played on the NFJG TOUR from 2007 to 2012 and played in 34 events, winning 12 times with a low round of one under par 71.
After attending Stanton College Preparatory school in Jacksonville, Emily received golf and academic scholarships to Boston University.
In May of 2013—after her freshman year of college—Emily joined forces with the NFJG TOUR and became a Rules Instructor and Rules Official working with the Tour during the summer months. She reunited with the NFJG TOUR Staff, helping them out during her days back in her hometown.
While at BU, Emily majored in finance and minored in journalism, and she graduated with a cumulative GPA of 3.94 in May of 2016. Five days after graduation, Emily started her full-time job at the PGA TOUR and has been loving every minute of it!
Emily was named the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Patriot League Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the 2016 Boston University Athletics Woman of the Year and the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year Top-30 Honoree:
After being named the Boston University Athletics Woman of the Year and the Patriot League Woman of the Year, she became the first student-athlete in Boston University history to be named one of the top-30 honorees for the NCAA’s Woman of the Year award. The award “honors the academic achievements, athletics excellence, community service and leadership of graduating female college athletes from all three divisions.” Ten women from each of the three NCAA divisions were selected from a pool of 142 conference nominees and an initial pool of 517 school nominees nationwide.
Emily was also a member of the Scarlet Key Honor Society: she was one of 48 students in the class of 2016 (approximately 1% of the class) nominated for induction into this activities society at Boston University.
Her accomplishments/awards while a member of the Division-I women’s golf team included:
- Golf scholarship recipient
- Co-captain during her junior and senior years
- Received the 2016 Patriot League Sportsmanship award.
- Holds the team record for low individual round (68) and low individual 36-hole score (68-75—143)
- Women's Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team: 2014, 2015, and 2016
- 2015 Patriot League Championship runner-up, with scores of 77-74-77 (one of three golfers to shoot all three scores in the 70s), helping the Boston University women’s golf team claim its first conference title in program history and receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Regional Tournament
- Led the team at the 2015 NCAA Regional tournament in San Antonio (75-75-74)
- Individual Champion of the 2014 Dartmouth Invitational by three shots (70-74)
- Finished the 2014-2015 year with the lowest scoring average (76.04) of any Patriot League women’s golfer
- One of four student-athletes chosen to present to the Board of Trustees’ Athletics Committee, December 2015