Jack Newton International Junior Classic Attracts Star-Studded Line-up.
We referenced a great piece on Australian golfing great Jack Newton early in the week, and a sign of his influence on Australian junior golf will be on display next week when Maitland and Kurri Kurri Golf Clubs host the prestigious Jack Newton International Junior Classic (October 1 – 4, 2013).
Over 300 aspiring junior golfers will participate in the tournament which is the brainchild of Jack Newton, with entries coming from as far abroad as Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and Japan.
“The Jack Newton International Junior Classic is an important stepping stone for many of Australia’s young golfers,” said tournament host and founder, Jack Newton.
“This event has been pivotal in founding the careers of Australia’s well-known international golfing stars providing them with a platform to make a successful transition into the senior ranks.”
Aaron Baddeley, Adam Scott and Karrie Webb are all previous winners of the Jack Newton International with Baddeley win in 1998 coming just two months prior to securing his first Australian Open victory.
Due to the Classic’s increasing popularity the event has been divided into two separate tournaments; the Junior Classic and the Sub Junior Classic.
The tournament will be conducted over 72 holes in six age groups for both boys and girls with winners to be honoured at a presentation ceremony attended by Jack Newton on the final day of play.