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Northern Florida's Junior Golf Foundation
The North Florida Junior Golf Foundation is the area's only not-for-profit organization committed to providing opportunities to junior golfers interested in gaining experience in junior golf tournaments and/or to compete for the love of the game. Based in Jacksonville, Florida, the NFJG Foundation runs the only area's premier Junior Golf Tour and is the only junior tour sponsored by the PGA Tour, Web.com, The Tom Burnett Golf Academy, and the Northern Chapter PGA.
Endorsed by PGA Professionals of the Northern Chapter, North Florida Section of the PGA, The NFJG has several tours designed to fit junior players' specific game level:
The North Florida Junior Golf Foundation is the pinnacle organization for junior golf in the North Florida area. The Board of Directors, Tournament Director, staff, and volunteers will work with the golf community to develop and operate a junior golf tour that is professional, positive and champions the journey of junior golfers in developing their game. The organization and members will grow in size and standards to meet the needs of this junior golf community. The Board will function as the policy maker, oversee the operations of the organization and fulfill the strategic plan. The Committees will drive the major functions of the organization to reach out in the community and bring in the necessary resources to continually move NFJGF in a forward direction as an advocate of junior golf. NFJGF will hire, support, and financially compensate professionals to run events and operate the infrastructure of the organization. The NFJGF is well known to all in the golf community – local professionals, golf professionals, golf course members, country club members, public and private school golf teams and coaches, and parents and backers of junior golf.
NFJGF provides local junior golfers, ages 7-18, an opportunity to be a member of the organization which will allow them to play in competitive tournaments that are affordable, professional and are consistent with the USGA Rules of Golf and the Conditions of Competition. The tournaments and events provide an opportunity for junior golfers to build a solid foundation, gain tournament experience, and compete among their peers for the love of the game. The experience will help prepare junior golfers, if they so desire, to compete in any State or National event. NFJGF will also promote, fund, and manage a scholarship. NFJGF will strive to provide scholarships to junior golfers that have participated as a member, uphold the values of the organization, and pursue a degree at an accredited college or university.
The values governing NFJGF will be to operate the organization and impact young people with integrity, honesty, and fairness. We will promote the values of self-esteem and pride in our events, with our members, among each other and the community. Our decisions will be made with an objective, fact-based thought process. We will work together to nurture independent thinking, which fosters taking responsibility for one’s own actions.
Contact our junior golf foundation in Jacksonville, Florida, to explore our resources for your young player. We provide local children and teens with information about junior golf tournaments.
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In The Spotlight
One of the great things about being the Executive Director of the North Florida Junior Golf Foundation and Tour is that I have the distinct pleasure of meeting and knowing many great diversified junior players, their parents, grandparents and siblings. It’s truly an honor to give back and recognize one of the many families who have given so much. So, for this “In the Spotlight” moment I would like to recognize and showcase a family of golfers who have blessed the NFJG TOUR with their outstanding support, pleasant demeanors, outstanding smiles and extraordinary golf talent. The “Slayden Family”.
The Slayden’s are truly a golfing family. Starting with grandfather, Kay Slayden, who was an instrumental figure in the early years of the PGA TOUR working closely with Deane Beman in developing many of the key aspects and marketing of the current PGA TOUR. Kay was a great player in his own right, but the four Slayden boys (Kevin Jr, Spencer, Stewart and Lucas) have learned and developed in golf from one person and one person only, their Dad, Kevin.
Kevin Sr. played competitive junior golf in Atlanta alongside Brother Steve and close friend Davis Love in the early beginnings of what is now the AJGA. He then went on to play college golf (and football!) at Princeton.
Kevin has dedicated his life to personally teaching the boys not only the fundamentals of golf, but also the integrity, rules, honor and most importantly love of the game. They truly embrace the totality of golf and it carries into everything they do on and off the course. It is part of who they are and want to be.
All four boys began competitive golf with NFJG TOUR. It has been such a special place for them and remains so forever because of the opportunity to learn competition right here on such great courses in Jacksonville. Kevin Jr (21) is a highly competitive amateur golfer; Spenser (19) plays collegiate golf at UNF, Stewart (16) is the reigning high school state champion and recently committed to play golf at Notre Dame and Lucas (14) is in the midst of all competition on several junior tours.
Mom (Nancy) is their biggest cheerleader, always driving and transporting and picking up. There is no-where else she’d rather be.
Nancy is quoted as saying “We will always owe a lot to golf, but most importantly can’t imagine a life without it because of what golf has given to us. Friendships, competition, life values and morals, goal setting, a hard work ethic, and the ability for our family to spend quality time together doing something we love.”
The Slayden boys, Kevin, Spencer, Stewart and Lucas are a true inspiration for our young players on the NFJG TOUR and the entire family is a portrait of golf. The span of time on the NFJG TOUR stretches over 15 years for this dedicated bunch of outstanding players. The Slayden’s combined have tee’d it up in more than 350 NFJG TOUR tournaments and have hoisted the champion’s trophy 40+ times, each winning major events.
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