Date: September 28, 2015
Author: PGA International Golf Institute

Scholarships available for NSW golfers

Golfers in New South Wales are set to benefit thanks to the PGA International Golf Institute (PGA IGI), in association with Golf NSW and Jack Newton Junior Golf (JNJG), announcing two scholarship opportunities for 2016.

Applications are now open for the Golf NSW Scholarship and JNJG Internship Scholarship, which integrate golf training and development with academic studies delivered through the PGA IGI – Australia’s only Diploma of Golf Management provider.

Exclusive to golfers in NSW, both scholarships will be given out annually to male and females who have a passion for a career in the golf industry, either on course or behind the scenes.

The lucky recipients will undertake the Diploma of Golf Management through the PGA IGI, who are based at the International College of Management in Sydney.

Upon successful completion, articulation opportunities into bachelor degree courses and additional study through the PGA of Australia, which can lead to Full Vocational Membership of the PGA, also exist.

 “We are proud to have a strong association with Golf NSW and JNJG, as we work together to provide opportunities for young golfers to build a foundation for their futures within the golf industry,” said Gavin Kirkman, Chief Membership Officer at the PGA.

The Golf NSW scholarship is available to golfers aged 18 to 25 who reside in NSW and hold membership at golf club in NSW.

This fee waiver scholarship provides the recipient with golf training and development, along with academic study through the PGA IGI.

 “It is a goal of Golf NSW to offer opportunities to golfers of all abilities to follow their passion for golf,” said Graeme Phillipson, General Manager of Golf at Golf NSW.

“There are many opportunities for golfers beyond a career on the golf course, as administrators and managers within the industry, and Golf NSW looks forward to assisting young golfers achieve their goals through our Golf NSW Scholarship.”

“We are proud to partner with the PGA IGI, a golf management education provider, in providing this scholarship for golfers from NSW,” added Phillipson.

The JNJG Scholarship is open to year 12 school leavers (either 18 years of age or who are turning 18 during their first year of study), who have participated in JNJG programs and events as a junior golfer in NSW.








The scholarship includes an internship with JNJG, working one to two days a week within the organisation and its partners gaining valuable work experience within the golf industry.

“We are excited to partner with the PGA IGI on this scholarship for young golfers," said Peter Van Wegen, Chief Executive Officer at JNJG.

"To assist and provide a JNJG Member and school leaver each year with the opportunity to learn more about the golf industry, is an exciting prospect and one we are proud to be involved with."

"As well as studying with the PGA IGI, the scholarship recipient will work as an intern within the offices of JNJG, on various projects such as our major golf tournaments, marketing and more."

Applications are now being accepted for the Golf NSW scholarship and JNJG scholarship, for further information please contact the PGA IGI. Applications close 15th November 2015.