Date: January 17, 2013
Author: Jack Newton Junior Golf

NSW Juniors Looking for Fifth Consecutive Title

On 21st and 22nd January Aussie golfing legends Jack Newton and Greg Norman will battle it out on the hallowed turf of the Newcastle Golf Club. However rather than doing battle themselves, this time the two greats will intrust some of the best junior golfers from NSW and QLD respectively to represent their name. When it comes to junior golf both Newton and Norman have a shared passion. In 1986 Jack Newton established the Jack Newton Junior Golf Foundation, (now known as Jack Newton Junior Golf). Shortly after in June 1987 Greg Norman with the help of his father Merv established the Greg Norman Golf Foundation. Newton’s hand-picked elite group of the most promising talent from his own New South Wales-based Junior Golf organisation will face off against Norman’s Queensland Foundation to contest the annual Srixon State of Origin series at Newcastle Golf Course. For the proud Novacastrian, the State of Origin fixture is undoubtedly one of his sentimental favourites. “This is a tremendous event that is really a feature of the junior golfing calendar,” said Tournament Host and Founder, Jack Newton. “The rivalry that exists on the State of Origin football field is certainly not forgotten on the golf course. There’s plenty of history around the concept and that stigma is not lost on the kids. What I like about it is that it celebrates a real sense of team – the kids seem to revel in that sort of environment and that often inspires them to raise the bar for their own individual performances,” Newton said. The Srixon State of Origin consists of one boy and one girl from each age group from 12 through to 17 years involved in match-play, based on a President Cup-style format. Mixed Foursomes, Fourball, Foursomes and Singles are all part of the two-day event that will test the versatility and teamwork skills of each competitor. Newton will be hoping to continue the dominance NSW has had over their Northern rivals and make it the fifth consecutive win for the New South Welshman.

State of Origin Line-Up

Jack Newton Junior Golf


Greg Norman Junior Golf Foundation

Chris Fan and Amy Chu

12 years

Joshua Wellwood and Caitlin Cotterill

Josh Armstrong and Doey Choi Isaac Noh and Celina Yuan

13 years 14 years

Bailey Knoll and Rebecca Kay Matthew Frohmuller and Karis Davidson

Blake Windred and Jess Lasky

15 years

Kodie Koski and Kate Law

Grant Booth and Lizzie Elmassian

16 years

Shae Wools-Cobb and Dee Dee Russell

Cameron Davis and Nicha Jomjaturong

17 years


Ryan Gaske and Mia Martin

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