Development Junior Golf

Golf New Brunswick renews its commitment to Member Facilities and Junior Golf

FREDERICTON, NB- Golf New Brunswick (Golf NB) is pleased to announce the renewal of the Golf NB Learn to Play & Junior Skills Challenge Subsidy Program to help support the development of club-level junior golf programs in New Brunswick.

 The mandate of the Golf NB Learn to Play & Junior Skills Challenge Subsidy Program is to support club-based junior golf initiatives and programs that will have a significant impact on growing the game of golf in New Brunswick. 

Golf NB Junior & Player Development Chair, Evan McFarlane, “The unveiling of this program in 2021 was an exciting development for junior golf in the province and a massive success for clubs that utilized the subsidy. We are thrilled to continue to provide financial resources back to our dedicated member clubs in 2022.”

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The continuation of the Golf NB Learn to Play & Junior Skills Subsidy Program represents a collaboration between Golf NB and their partner facilities. The 2022 program will give member clubs across the province the opportunity to access funding to assist with their club’s Junior Programming by using the Golf Canada Learn to Play Curriculum and Jr Skills Challenge.

Facilities can access program information and resources through the Golf NB Member Club Resource Hub.

About the 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. The online leaderboard allows instructors to upload players’ scores so they can track their improvement. Using the data, players are ranked nationally by age group, and by scores on the National Leaderboard. Top competitors nationally are invited to compete in the annual Junior Skills Challenge National Event.

Golf New Brunswick (Golf NB), a not-for-profit organization founded in 1934, is the official governing body for amateur golf in New Brunswick.  In January of 2006, the New Brunswick Golf Association (NBGA) officially merged with the New Brunswick Ladies Golf Association (NBLGA), resulting in one united governing body for amateur golf in the province.  Programs offered by Golf NB to its 48 partner facilities and 7,600 individual members include provincial championships, rules of golf education, course rating and handicap services, and junior golf development programs.