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.
NFJG TOUR Players Dominate Qualifier
Congratulations to our many NFJG TOUR Players moving on in their quest to reach Augusta National!
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 spot light " this week is Charles Collings, one of our Elite Tour Boys 13-15 Superstars!.
Charles started playing golf in the spring of 2012 while living in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Charles won his first golf tournament in June of 2012, “The Lancaster Junior Overlook Open” (9 holes). In June of the 2014 The Collings family moved to the Sunshine State and now reside in Jacksonville, Florida. Home course for Charles is the beautiful Jacksonville Golf and Country Club.
Charles has played in 31 NFJG TOUR events and has five TOUR wins with four wins in 2016 which include The Orange Park Open, The Spring Break Classic, The Plantation Bay Open and The Holiday Classic. In 2014 Charles posted a score of 80 for his first event with the NFJG TOUR and he recently posted his best NFJG TOUR score of even par 72. Charles is the NFJG TOUR Spring Tournament Series Winner and is currently in the third spot in the overall Player of the Year points standing with 7900 points and 1000 behind point leader.
Charles is entering his junior year at Providence High School and currently has a 3.94 weighted GPA. His interests include - Golf, working out, going to the beach and spending time with his family. Charles is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Providence High School and attends the Church of Eleven 22. Charles turned 16 on May 19 and recently got his driver's license. Charles has a neighborhood lawn service and will be working in the press box for the Jacksonville Jaguars this fall. Charles BIGGEST fans – his Parents - Zane and Kathy and younger sister Emily (age 10) 🙂
In The Spotlight
"In the spot light " this week is Chloe Schiavone one of our Girls Division (13-18) Superstars!.
Chloe was raised in the Ortega area of Jacksonville and attended St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School from age 1 through 5th grade. She has been at the Bolles School since 6th grade and is in 9th grade now having attained first honors each semester. Chloe has been a multiple sports star excelling in soccer, basketball and baseball/softball before focusing exclusively on golf. She also enjoys playing the piano and reading. She started swinging a golf club at her family’s summer home at the Greenbrier Sporting Club in West Virginia at age 3 although she did not play a full nine holes until she joined the Bolles varsity girls golf team as a 6th grader.
Chloe has played number one for the Bolles varsity team since 7th grade and shot 76-78 at the state tournament as an eighth grader. She joined NFJG in 2013 and has had played in 26 NFJG TOUR and Web.com Junior Player TOUR events with 13 wins on the tour.
She had the privilege of playing with Lee Trevino this past summer at the Greenbrier which was a great experience. She had an amazing summer winning four consecutive tournaments beginning with a one day NFJG event at her home course at Timuquana Country Club shooting a 75. Her next event was the US Kids Golf Teen World Championships at Mid Pines in Pinehurst. Players from 38 countries competed in this event. She completed her wire-to-wire win of her division with rounds of 72-77-74, winning by five strokes. This win placed Chloe in the Van Horn Cup, where the top two American girls faced off against the top two Internationals in a four-ball match on Pinehurst No.2. She shot a one-under 71 on her own ball and her team won by six strokes, helping the U.S. team prevail.
This past summer Chloe travelled to Bridgeport, WV, to play in the West Virginia Women’s Amateur held at Bridgeport Golf Club. She won the tournament in grand style, shooting 68-78-74 on the par 73 course, to win by three strokes. She finished her first round going birdie-birdie-birdie-eagle-eagle, to score seven under on the last five holes. Her first round 68 also broke the women’s course record.
Chloe dreams of playing golf at a Division one University (such as Notre Dame, Arizona State, or Stanford) followed by a career on the LPGA.