Junior Golf Newsletter – April 28th, 2023

Hey NS Junior Golfers!

Welcome to all returning junior players and a special welcome to all new junior golfers to the game!  As the season begins, now is a great time to get out on the course, driving range or backyard to enjoy the sunshine and to hone your golfing skills.  We are super excited to share with you many amazing clinic and tournament opportunities.  So, grab a club and get out there! 

We aim to be your go-to place for information on tournaments, lesson programs, clinics and fun! We have an action-packed 2023 season coming and please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions whatsoever…that goes for you too Mom or Dad…we are here to help!

There are many initiatives within development and we will continue to communicate as new information becomes available.

And BTW…we’ve changed our name to Golf Nova Scotia! Pretty cool!

BRAND NEW….2023 Golf Nova Scotia Junior Invitational Tour!

The inaugural Golf NS Junior Invitational Tour is a key component of our Junior Development Pathway. Some are new tournaments, some are existing tournaments and some are resurrected events. The invitationals are hosted and executed by member clubs and we are supporting these events by providing organizational resources, marketing, parent support, tour swag, and an Order of Merit Program.  

This series of one-day events invites both the accomplished and the “new to competition” golfers. More experienced players will enjoy high-level competition with their peers while newer players will enjoy the introduction to competition. Please stay tuned for more information to come on the GNS Junior Invitational Tour next week and please click here to view the schedule.

BRAND NEW…2023 Girls Junior Invitational!

The Girls Junior Invitational is an exciting initiative that aims to promote the growth of the game amongst young female players. This event is designed to give junior female golfers the opportunity to gain valuable competitive experience on a championship course. We strive to create a more inclusive golf environment, where female players of all ages and abilities can feel comfortable and supported in their pursuit of their golf goals. We hope that this event will help to foster a sense of community amongst female golfers and create a more positive and encouraging atmosphere for players of all levels. 

The inaugural event will take place on August 3rd at Chester Golf Club and will offer unique experiences for all levels of play. Experienced players will compete in an 18-hole tournament and younger golfers will enjoy 9-holes. Please stay tuned for more information coming in the next few weeks. 

BRAND NEW…Junior Webinar Series 

Join us each week as we explore new topics to improve your game, increase your golf knowledge, and explore the opportunities the game of golf provides.  All juniors are welcome and it’s FREEClick here to register

April 20th: 7-8pm – The Junior Golf Pathway – The new Junior Invitational Tour 

Presenter: Sara Wilson, Technical Director, GNS (Recording Available

April 27th: 7-8pm – Understanding the College Recruitment System 

Presenter: Ryan Neceski, NLU Sports 

May 4th: 7-8:30pm – Rules of Golf – What has changed? 

Presenter: Ruth Christian, GNS Level 3 Referee 

May 11th: 7-8pm – National Team Canada Program – Working with our World Class Athletes 

Presenter: Jeff MacDonald, PGA of Canada High-Performance Coach, Assistant Coach-Team Canada

May 18th: 7-8pm – Keeping an accurate golf handicap – what you need to know

Presenter: David Bolton, Governor and Handicap Education Chair-Golf Canada


2023 GNS Jaguar Land Rover Junior Boys & Girls Championship 

The 2023 Golf NS Jaguar Land Rover Junior Boys & Girls Championship is being held July 3rd-5th hosted by KenWo Golf Club. Juniors can register now for the event by clicking here. 

National Championships 

Registration for Nationals is OPEN! Below are the 2023 Junior National Events taking place this year. 

Canadian Junior Girls Championship 

Canadian Junior Boys Championship 

More Championships… 

Be sure to check our website for information on additional events such as the Golf Canada Next Gen events and other championships happening here in Atlantic Canada. See below the junior events near Nova Scotia. To see all Junior events, click here.

2023 Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship

Junior Female Clinic – Ashburn Golf Club

Ashburn Golf Club is hosting the 2023 Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship and Golf Nova Scotia will be hosting a FREE clinic during the event. Delivered by female PGA of Canada Golf Professionals, the clinic will take place on August 2 and more details will be available soon. 

Provincial Junior Skills Challenge 

Junior Skills Challenge is an online and interactive program that focuses on developing the key golf skills of putting, chipping, and driving. An online leaderboard allows site coordinators to upload players’ scores so they can track their improvement. The National Leaderboard shows the rankings of participants within their age grouping. Courses in NS will host a local competition and we will post those locations once confirmed.

All NS juniors are invited and encouraged to participate in the 2023 GNS Provincial Junior Skills Challenge on July 7th, 2023 at The Links at Brunello. 

Click here to register for the Junior Skills Challenge.

This is going to be a great season!

The GNS Team