Athlete Program



Program overview

The South East Sports Academy (SESA) Golf Program is offered in partnership with Jack Newton Junior Golf (JNJG).

The program provides high performance training opportunities for talented young athletes from the South East region of NSW and the ACT.  The program supplements any home based coaching / training program that the athlete has in place. The program provides athletes with skill assessment and development,  education and personal development. The program follows the curriculum set by JNJG. 

The golf academy program will include three training camps plus the opportunity to participate in competitions.

The program will run for a period of approximately 6 months from November 2017 to April 2018. Scholarship holders will be required to undergo an induction process, attend weekend training camps, and participate in academy activities.

Scholarship benefits

  • Access to first class training facilities 
  • Individual and squad coaching
  • Insight into what it takes to become a professional golfer;
  • Identification and training methods to correct technique;
  • Opportunities to represent SESA at various events including the ClubsNSW Academy Games.

Athlete eligibility

To be eligible for a SESA Golf Academy Scholarship, athletes must satisfy the following criteria:

  1. Be affiliated member of a golf club  
  2. Reside within the South East Region of NSW or the ACT
  3. Female and male athletes turning 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 years of age in 2018 

  4. Handicap range for boys is preferably 10 and under and for girls is preferably 15 and under.

Selection criteria

To gain selection into the SESA Golf Academy Program athletes must satisfy the eligibility criteria and demonstrate the following:

  • Be athletic and show potential in improving skills and ability

  • Be enthusiastic, motivated,  and committed 

  • Willingness to learn and apply coaching ideas.

Conditions of scholarship

SESA Golf Academy Scholarship holders are expected to:

  • Attend all program activities
  • Be committed and prepared to work toward improving performance
  • Be committed to a holistic approach to athlete development and willing to participate in "myAISbasecamp"
  • Not take or use performance enhancing drugs or illegal drugs or participate in other activities that are prohibited by the South East Sports Academy Code of Conduct
  • Behave and dress in a professional and dignified manner when representing  SESA
  • An athlete levy of $350 will apply which covers the cost of program activities.

    Selection process

    Complete an online nomination form. Applications will be assessed by a selection panel and information about the athlete may be discussed with:

    • Parents/ Guardians
    • Nominated referee, coach and school
    • Jack Newton Junior Golf.

    Applications close at 5pm on Monday 23 October 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 3 November 2017.

    Golf Program Dates for 2018





    Saturday 3rd Feb


    Gold Creek Country Club

    Training Camp #1

    Saturday 17th Feb



    Training Camp #2

    Saturday 17th March


    Gold Creek Country Club

    Training Camp #3

    Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th March


    Peter O’Malley Junior Masters


    Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th April

    Kangaroo Valley

    Kangaroo Valley Golf Club
    (Combined with IAS Program)

    Training Camp #3

    Friday 25th – Sunday 27th May
    (selected players only)

    Riverside Oaks

    Riverside Oaks GC

    North v South cup

    Suggested events to play in 2018

    • Harvey Norman Week of Golf 2-4 in either ACT or Sydney depending on HDC
    • Wagga Wagga Junior Masters 24th – 25th February Wagga GC
    • Peter O’Malley Junior Masters 24th – 25th March Bathurst GC
    • NSW Junior Championships 9th – 13th July Newcastle
    • South Coast Junior Masters 25th – 26th August
    • Jack Newton International Junior Classic 1st – 5th October Cypress Lakes

    Applications closed