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.
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Meet Dr. Dan!
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 spot light " this week is Olivia Whitten, one of our Girls Division (13-18) Superstars!.
Olivia is currently a sophomore at Flagler Palm Coast High School and is enrolled in a Pre-International Baccalaureate Program with a GPA of 4.5
Olivia joined the NFJG TOUR in March during the 2013-2014 season. Playing in her first event at The Golf Club at Eagle Harbor in the Rising Tour Girls 12-16 Division. Olivia posted a score of 115, roughly her average until she became a student of Marsh Creek Country Clubs Head Golf Professional Cary Splane. Within months Olivia’s game immensely improved and she was soon recording scores in the 80’s.
Olivia won five time during the 2013-2014 season as her competitive appetite was heightened. Her low score was an 85. During the 2014-2015 season her low score was a 77 and to date her low score is a 75 achieved during this past “Spring Break Classic”.
In all Olivia has played in 47 NFJG TOUR events and has won 16 times. She won eight times during the 2014-2015 season and three times during this current season. Olivia’s major wins include the “2015 Greater Jacksonville Junior Championship”, “The World Golf Village – Hall of Fame Invitational”, the “Titleist Invitational” and the “I’ve Got a Dream Invitational”. Olivia has also earned her way onto two NFJG TOUR winning Cup Teams.
Olivia is the #1 player on her high school golf team and as a freshman was awarded the Player of the Year award. She has played in High School Regionals as an individual for the past two years and this year has been invited by the Daytona Beach News Journal to attend a banquet recognizing outstanding athletes in the Volusia Flagler Counties. Olivia is currently ranked the #2 female player in the county.
Olivia is a lover of music and is a member of the Flagler Palm Coast High School Marching Bulldog Band in the fall and Symphonic 1 Band in winter and spring. She plays the Piccolo and Flute. Olivia interests also include Science and Art.
Active in the community, Olivia participates in fundraising for the FPC Band and is a member of the Community Problem Solvers, and plays flute for the Santa Maria Del Mar Catholic Church.
This Summer Olivia is headed overseas to Scotland to watch the British Open and plans on playing in the Florida Women’s Amateur and the FSGA Girls Junior Amateur.
Outstanding Olivia and we wish you all the best!