FNQ Women's Golf aims to introduce, encourage and support junior female golfers through out the region. We encourage all our juniors to participate in all FNQ golfing events, including club Matchplay and the FNQ Championships.
Although FNQ is home to only a small number of junior girls, we hope to deliver opportunities to support their golf ambitions and offer financial assistance to participate in various Australian girls ranking events.
Please refer to the FNQ Junior Golf Handbook for details regarding events and selection process for representative teams. Details and registration for Golf Australia & Junior Golf Qld sponsored events can be found on the Golf Australia website.
My Golf Program
MyGolf is Australia’s national junior introductory program to develop and promote participation in golf. A 10 week introductory program to the sport, the MyGolf program is designed for 5 to 12 year olds and is the major driver of junior golf participation in Australia.
Through the MyGolf program, we aim to increase participation and engagement in golf by children, and provide a fun, accessible and satisfying introduction to the sport of golf by promoting skills development, as well as the social and fun aspects of the sport, to the wider community.
Katherine Kirk Classic
The Katherine Kirk Classic is an Australian Girls' Ranking Event, held at Maroochy River Golf Club. It is played over 54-holes stroke play and conducted by Golf Australia QLD.
The Katherine Kirk Classic is eligible for female amateur players who have not attained the age of 21 as at the commencement of the tournament and whose GA handicap at the time of entry does not exceed the handicap criteria of GA 45.4.
The event is played in 3 age divisions:
15 Yrs & Under
16 Yrs - 17 Yrs
18 Yrs - 20 Yrs
The Junior Jug, first played at Bargara Golf Club in 1984, is an Inter District Match Play Tournament played between Junior girls of the seven Districts of Queensland - Far North Queensland, North Queensland, Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast Burnett & District, Downs and South West, Gold Coast and Brisbane & District.
In 2021 the Junior Jug format was changed from Match Play to an aggregate stroke play over 54 holes. The event is held in conjunction with the Katherine Kirk Classic during the September school holidays at the Maroochy River Golf Club on the Sunshine Coast.
FNQ Women's Golf will select and sponsor 3 junior players to represent FNQ in the annual Junior Jug tournament.
Greg Norman Junior Masters
Junior Golf Queensland members must qualify to receive an invitation to compete in the tournament by winning the best gross in their age division at an open qualifying event held across the state throughout the year.
Juniors wanting to qualify must be a financial member of Junior Golf Queensland prior to playing in any qualifying event across the state.
Juniors (boys and girls) will compete in either of the following age divisions:
• 17 years and under
• 15 years and under
• 13 years and under
A full list of qualifying events can be found on the Junior Golf Qld website.
JGQ Regional Development Program
Junior golfers located in FNQ Region will have the opportunity to access specialised coaching from Queensland State Coach/PGA Professional. Parents and participating juniors will also learn about Queensland’s Participation Pathway and Talent Identification process.
Juniors need to have an official GA handicap of 25 or less and be a member of a golf club within FNQ District and be aged between 12 and 17 years of age.
Be a financial member of JGQ to access the program free of charge. If you are not a financial member of Junior Golf Queensland, there will be a cost for the program