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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. "JACOB DAVIS”.
Jacob has been on the NFJG TOUR for but a few months and played in just a handful of events, but when I heard about his story, it was easy to see that this story needed to be told.
Jacob, for a long time has wanted to be a part of NFJG TOUR, but his golf game has been inconsistent leaving him worried about the impact on himself and others, but determined there was no better time than the present, he decided to join. Jacob is coming back from a medical hiatus the past couple of months due to a rare medical condition, but he is so happy he took the plunge and signed up for the NFJG TOUR because he’s having a great time and knows many of the players on TOUR.
Jacob is currently homeschooled and is a sophomore attending Ambrose Christian Coop. His current GPA is a 3.5. He is an active Eagle Scout with Troop 25 in Orange Park. Jacob loves to play the drums and is in the “Ronan School of Music” rock band. Jacob enjoys attending youth group and church at St. John’s Presbyterian Church. He has a younger brother named Connor (who is the bass player in the band!) and lives at home with his mom and dad, Lauren and Doug.
Jacob is an “Ace level participant” at the First Tee of North Florida. He played high school golf for First Coast Christian the last two years as a starter. His absolute favorite golfer is Zach Johnson! Jacob works with two coaches, PGA Professional Susan Waite and Pete Stutz. Susan works on Jacob’s course management at Brentwood Golf Club and Pete works on the swing at The Golf Club at Eagle Harbor.
Jacob knows being in a hospital room can be lonely — a reality this 15-year-old has experienced all too often. “Most of my life, I’ve spent time in hospitals,” says Davis, who has already undergone 27 operations to treat a rare medical condition. “There’s not much you can do in a small room.” But when a therapy dog scampers in, the room lights up. “They give me happiness. It’s nice to have a small dog that comes in and cheers up your day,” Davis says.
After a friendly dog visit and all smiles, this proactive EAGLE SCOUT went to work on “A BIG plan” to make a difference in the lives of others.
Knowing the positive impact therapy dogs can have on himself and other people when they’re struggling, Davis went to work and organized a pet charity supply drive for his Scout Eagle project. He started by contacting six area rescues in his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida, and asking for their wish lists — from cleaning supplies and dog treats to cat food and pet toys. While thrilled at the prospect, several were skeptical. “Some of them were like, ‘We have a list a mile long. There’s no way you can get everything. People don’t even know who we are,’” Davis remembers.
But Davis was passionate -- and determined. READ MORE .........
Keep up the great work Jacob, we are all very PROUD OF YOU!
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