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 7 months from October 2018 to April 2019. 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;
  • Be committed to a holistic approach to athlete development;
  • Insight into what it takes to become an elite athlete;
  • Identification and training methods to enhance skills;
  • Opportunities to represent SESA at various events including the Your Local Club Academy Games.
  • Access to “Shots to hole” at reduced rate (50% subsidy).

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 2019

  4. Handicap range for boys is preferably 12 and under and for girls is preferably 18 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
  • 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 most program activities (there is an additional fee to attend the Your Local Club Academy Games and the Peter O’Malley JM Academy Challenge)
  • Be prepared to attend an education camp at Jindabyne Sport and Recreation Centre on 27-28 October 2018.

    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 Friday 28 September 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 12 October 2018.

    Golf Program Dates for 2018/19 - DRAFT





    Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 October 2018


    Jindabyne Sport and Recreation Centre

    Induction Camp

    December 2018



    Training Camp #1

    March 2019


    Gold Creek Country Club

    Training Camp #2

    March 2019


    Peter O’Malley Junior Masters


    April 2019


    (Combined with IAS Program)

    Training Camp #3

    Friday 12 – Sunday 14 April



    Your Local Club Academy Games

    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 open until 28 September 2018