There’s an extra incentive for competitors at the impending Cobra Puma Junior Championship and Drummond Golf Junior Amateur to perform well with four exemptions on offer to represent GolfWA in September’s Jack Newton Junior Classic.
The winner or highest-placed eligible boy and girl at each of the events (4 athletes in total – eligibility criteria below) will be invited to attend a fully funded interstate trip to NSW to contest the prestigious Jack Newton Junior Classic at Cypress Lakes Country Club in NSW from September 25-29.
Explaining the decision, Marc Pike, GolfWA’s Game Development and High Performance Manager, said: “Offering players the chance to represent GolfWA at the Jack Newton emphasises the value we place on the Cobra Puma Junior Championship and the Drummond Golf Junior Amateur.
“This incentive increases what is at stake and provides huge development opportunities for players aspiring to make the 2024 GolfWA Interstate Junior Squad. It also provides valuable interstate travel experience with the GolfWA team and the chance to compete against some of the nation’s leading young talents.”
The Jack Newton routinely attracts many of the best juniors from Australia and overseas to compete in individual and team competitions. The strength of the field makes it a significant event in terms of Order of Merit ranking points.
GolfWA representative information
- The event is fully funded by GolfWA (Flights, travel, accommodation, uniform, breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- GolfWA will provide a male and female chaperone to look after the teams from departure to return
- The successful 4 athletes (2 boys, 2 girls) will be joined by 4 representatives (2 boys, 2 girls) selected by GolfWA
- Athletes must be eligible for selection into the 2024 GolfWA State Junior Squad: i.e. be U18 as of the first day of the Australian Junior Amateur Championship, April 9, 2024
- Athletes must be 15, 16, or 17 years old (as of Tuesday, September 26) aligning to Jack Newton Junior conditions, or 14 years old if you are:
– Placed in the Top 25 of the Golf Australia Girls Order of Merit (after completion of both the Cobra Puma Junior and Drummond Golf Amateur Championships)
– Placed in the Top 50 of the Golf Australia Boys Order of Merit (after completion of both the Cobra Puma Junior and Drummond Golf Amateur Championships)
- The highest placing boy and girl who meets the above conditions will be selected*
- If a boy or girl (that meets the conditions of selection) is the highest placed in both the Cobra Puma Junior Championships and the Drummond Golf Junior Amateur Championship, the next highest-placed boy or girl from the Drummond Golf Junior Amateur Championship will be selected
Jack Newton Junior Classic information
- Runs from Monday, September 25 – Friday, September 29, 2023, at Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club in NSW
- Departure on the morning of Sunday, September 24 to Sydney
- Return to Perth on the afternoon/evening of Saturday, September 30
*GolfWA reserves the right to change the selection criteria