BE LIKE JACK!
"Make Certain You Become A Better Person Than Player"
This past Wednesday more than 180 North Florida Junior Tour Members, Parents, Grandparents, Family and Friends gathered at Jacksonville’s TOP GOLF to honor our annual award recipients and to celebrate a fantastic year in junior golf.
This season 35 TOUR events plus special events with more than 2600 rounds of golf were played on over 30 area supporting golf clubs, private, public and resort alike. The NFJG Foundations NFJG TOUR is among the leaders in junior golf and we’re very proud to be associated with so many great junior players, supporting families, Foundation Partners and North Florida Section PGA Professionals who all come together to make it all possible.
The season would not be the same with our dedicate NFJG TOUR Staff. The TEAM is dedicated to making our junior program the best and a memorable experience for our juniors that will last a life time.
NFJG Foundation Executive Director Jack Aschenbach kicked off the show with brief opening remarks and then introduced, staff, board members and the evening’s guest speaker PGA Professional Duke Butler. Duke wowed the crowd with his life-long stories from his amazing golfing career, both on the PGA TOUR and working for the PGA TOUR. In particular and in great honor, Duke honored Jack Nicklaus with outstanding stories of sportsmanship, etiquette and obeying the rules in golf. Duke told the kids “
Be like Jack Nicklaus
” and honor your character.
At the beginning of his remarks, Duke who grew up in Texas, raised a trophy he had won in the Houston Junior Open back in 1962. Accompanied with the trophy Duke told the junior players