Golf Nova Scotia is committed to providing opportunities for junior golfers in Nova Scotia. The Junior Invitational Tour will kick off in 2023 as an essential component of our Junior Development Pathway. Building on the success of local club invitationals, Golf Nova Scotia will support member clubs in growing their events by providing organizational resources, marketing, parent support, tour swag, and an Order of Merit Program. The series of One-Day events are designed to be an introduction to competition.
There are lots happening this summer for junior golfers. 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.
Junior Webinar Series Schedule
April 20th 7-8pm The Junior Golf Pathway – The new Junior Invitational Tour
- Presenter: Sara Wilson, Technical Director, GNS
- Recording of Webinar 1
April 27th 7-8pm Understanding the College Recruitment System
- Presenter: Ryan Neceski, NLU Sports
- Recording of Webinar 2
May 4th 7-8:30pm Rules of Golf – What has changed?
- Presenter: Ruth Christian, GNS Level 3 Referee
- Recording of Webinar 3
May 11th 7:30-8:30pm National Team Canada Program – Working with our World Class Athletes
- Presenter: Jeff MacDonald, PGA of Canada High Performance Coach, Assistant Coach Team Canada
- Recording of Webinar 4
May 18th 7-8pm Keeping an accurate golf handicap – What you need to know
- Presenter: David Bolton, Golf Canada Governor and Handicap Education Chair
- Recording of Webinar 5
Canada’s Junior Competitive Pathway is a valuable tool to assist players and parents in choosing appropriate competitions for junior aged players based on several factors including age, current tournament handicap and stage of development (based on the Long-Term Player Development Guide for Golf in Canada). The pathway also illustrates what level of PGA of Canada training / certification is recommended for coaching players at the various stages of development.
Contact your local golf course to inquire about any upcoming junior invitationals. Many are listed here on our website: CLICK HERE
Other competitions can be found here at MJT and CJGA.
If you are a member of a golf club a great place to start is your club championship.
Golf’s Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) guide encompasses all aspects of athlete progression – from early childhood through to adulthood. The framework is at the core of Golf Canada’s mission to develop players that can compete at the highest level within the sport.
Below are links and resources addressing important aspects of any young athlete’s development:
Post-Secondary Golf Opportunities
Athletes aspiring to pursue post-secondary opportunities will find important information on both US and Canadian Collegiate golf including the application process, admission requirements, training programs, and scholarships.
Obtaining a Golf Scholarship
The process of researching, interviewing and deciding on a university or college is a complicated and difficult process.
NCAA and NAIA Programs in the United States
There are numerous Universities and Colleges in the United States that offer complete golf programs with golf scholarships. The most complete source for a listing of schools in the United States can be found on Golf Stat.
Nova Scotia University Programs (Club Level)
Golf Nova Scotia hosts a University/Collage Championship each fall for students who are are in post secondary education in Nova Scotia. This tournament is available to the listed clubs above and any other organizations who reside in Nova Scotia and is considered a post-secondary education.
Other Programs in Canada
While producing some of the best amateur players in the world, the National Team Program provides young players with the best possible support service in facilitating their development.
Canada’s National Team Program has been enjoying tremendous success. For amateurs and young professionals, they are provided with the best possible support to facilitate their development.
For more information on how to make the national team and what it entails, click here.