Date: February 20, 2007

Australian Junior Golf Forum in the spotlight

On Monday 19 February, Golf Australia will hold the largest ever forum on Australian junior golf at Moonah Links. The two and a half day forum seeks to address issues surrounding junior development and to discuss options of getting more young people involved and enjoying the game of golf. Industry reports suggest over one million Australians play golf yet only 7% of club members are juniors. The meeting will tee off with an overview of initiatives being delivered throughout Australia. Participants will then break into work groups and attend seminars led by key industry figures with the aim to create a united delivery plan and vision for junior golf. Golf Australia Game and Club Development Manager, Nick Green OAM, said the forum is a great opportunity for the golf industry to share ideas about the future of the game. “It is our intention to create a fun, relevant and engaging environment that fosters and nurtures a sustained attention to our game,” he said. The forum will also be the site of the inaugural Junior Golf Board Advisory Board meeting. This group will have the important responsibility of guiding the ongoing implementation of the national strategy developed at the forum. The board consists of the following people: Phil Ayres – PGA of Australia Sarah Barlow – South Australia Cedric Bell – Western Australia Stuart Eaton – Tasmania Judy Flanagan – Australian Sports Commission Col Fuller – Northern Territory Nick Green – Golf Australia David Greenhill – Victoria Priya Khanna – Junior Golfer Stephen Pitt – Queensland Peter van Wegen – New South Wales Click here to download the MEDIA RELEASE