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An athlete at this level has become comfortable playing 18 holes, has established a Golf Canada Handicap and is consistently breaking 100. This athlete has typically participated in camps and clinics at their local facility and is beginning some individual instruction. While this athlete is probably playing multiple sports, they are dedicating time to some single day golf tournaments in the summer.
This golfer has an established Golf Canada Handicap under 18. Through playing a variety of single and multi-day events has established a Tournament Scoring Average (TSA). This athlete is likely still playing multiple sports but is dedicating time to golf training year round.
This golfer has established a Tournament Scoring Average(TSA) of under 77 (boys) or 85 (girls). Golf has become their main sport and they are training year round. This athlete is competing in many multi-day events including provincial and national championships. They are spending more one on one time with golf instructors and also fueling their body with proper nutrition and fitness programs.
“My child just completed a golf camp and loved it, what’s next?”
“My child just broke 100 for the first time, what’s next?”
“My child has played a few local 18 hole events, what’s next?”
“My child just qualified for their first provincial championship, what’s next?”
And so on…
Following an external review of junior competitive golf in Ontario it became very clear that answers questions were not readily available or very complex. The JGP aims to answer the question and provide resources for “what’s next” for your junior golfer through Athlete Benchmarks, Coaching, Competition and Talent Identification.
In December 2018 Dr. Peter Davis led a workshop with multiple industry stakeholders to create a framework for Ontario’s Competitive Junior Golf Pathway. PGA Members, Course Operators, Academy facilitators, and Tour Operators all worked together to create this framework which is summarized by four levels of development.