The Singapore Golf Association (SGA) recently announced that it will be partnering with local golf equipment company BFG Golf to introduce an extensive new series for junior golfers in 2024. Building on the success of the National Junior Interclub League, this initiative aims to provide more opportunities. For young golfers between the ages of 5 and 14.
The series will feature more than 30 tournaments starting from February at acclaimed courses such as Seletar, Tanah Merah, Sembawang, Orchid and Singapore Island Country Club. Players are categorized and ranked based on his SGA Junior Developmental Achievement Medal (Jdoom), a performance-based point system.
SGA President Tan Chong Hua expressed his expectations for next season and said:
“2024 promises to be an exciting season that will shape the development and growth of Singapore’s junior golf scene in a very positive way.”
“We have worked with BFG Golf to establish a pathway for junior golfers to reach their full potential, while identifying promising young golf talent.”
The series will serve as the selection criteria for future Singapore Golf Association teams and junior teams, as well as international junior tournaments. The Grand Final, scheduled for December 10, 2024 at Sentosa Golf Club, will see the top five juniors from Jdoom’s boys and girls A, B and C divisions compete for top honors.
Financial support from BFG Golf to the Singapore Golf Association
BFG Golf pledged financial support to the Singapore Golf Association in June, contributing approximately $250,000 to the junior golf program.
Mr Lawrence Ng, Founder of BFG Golf, highlighted the company’s commitment to supporting the Singapore Golf Association’s efforts, saying:
“BFG Golf stands ready to support SGA’s efforts, which also reflect our national commitment to providing future star athletes the opportunity to excel in the sport they love.”
Tournament entry fees will range from $25 to $60 for players not on SGA’s future teams, making the series open to a wide range of junior golfers.
Amiya Cole, a 12-year-old golf prodigy who placed third at the World Stars of Junior Golf Championship in Las Vegas and won the U.S. Kids Golf Indian Championship, expressed her gratitude to SGA for the new initiative. It was stated as follows:
“We believe the launch of the SGA-BFG Junior Golf Series will encourage more juniors to join the ranks.”
When the SGA-BFG Junior Golf Series begins in 2024, it is expected to serve as an important platform to foster young talent and foster the expansion of junior golf in Singapore.