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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 or individuals who have given so much. So, for this “In the Spotlight” moment I would like to recognize and showcase a young man who knows the meaning of being committed, dedicated and the fight needed to win over all obstacles. This youngster is a success story on and off of the golf course. "TAVI SPORT”.
At the age of three Tavi sport was diagnosed with Leukemia. He was just a normal kid who started feeling sick. The parents Lewis and Paula Sport said they took Tavi to the doctor where the doctors ordered blood work resulting in the shocking news. Informed by the doctors the road ahead would be a long and tough one and that the treatment program would last some 3-4 years. After the initial diagnosis,
Tavi was placed in Wolfson’s Hospital for children for two weeks for induction which is the beginning of chemo treatment. Lewis and Paula decided during that time that they would mascaraed the purpose of the hospital stay by calling the stay a "camping trip" where every stay “They simply were all going camping”. To further role play Tavi was nicknamed and called the “cancer pirate”. Our goal said Lewis was to get Tavi through his ordeal with a positive outlook on the situation. When we visited the hospital for several days we packed all his pirate gear to include swords, costumes, toys, and Disney movies. The nurses and doctors would sword fight with Tavi with the goal of putting a positive light on his treatment.
Tavi completed his treatment in 2014 and has been in remission ever since. Tavi goes to the hospital every couple of months for lab work and a checkup to make sure everything is OK.
Tavi has been interested in golf since he was baby. He loved going to the driving range and watching me hit balls, said Lewis. We got his first real set of clubs at 3 years old. He has been practicing ever since.
Tavi started playing the NFJG TOUR in 2017 and has consistently improved his skill level and looks forward to playing on the NFJG TOUR for many more years!
Tavi is a member of the Foundation Elite Division and has played in 19 NFJG TOUR events. He has nine GOLD MEDALS attributed to his outstanding play and is the 2017/2018 Foundation Division PLAYER OF THE YEAR. Tavi practices and plays out the World Golf Village – King and Bear Course. Tavi’s low round on TOUR is 39.
Tavi is a 5th grader at Wards Creek and has perfect attendance at school and has been on the Honor Roll every semester. Tavi enjoys hanging out with Friends, play soccer and playing Fornite on Xbox.
Keep going for the GOLD Tavi, we are all very PROUD OF YOU!
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