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 FREE! Click 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
Registration for Nationals is OPEN! Below are the 2023 Junior National Events taking place this year.
- Host: Hampton Golf Course, July 23-27
- Location: Hampton, NB
- Host: North Bay Golf & Country Club, Aug 13-17
- Location: North Bay, ON
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.
- NextGen Atlantic Championship
- NextGen Quebec Championship
- U19 NB Junior Championship
- U13 & U15 NB Championship
- PEI Amateur
- East Coast Junior
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.
This is going to be a great season!
The GNS Team