Cimarrone Challenge
Cimarrone Golf Club
May 20, 2018
This week we headed back to the Cimarrone Golf Club for the “ Cimarrone Challenge”. It was a testy day for sure with rain all around, but luckily the thunderstorms stayed away allowing us to get the event in.
As I told many who called to find out if we were going to cancel the event or not. we typically would not just cancel an event just for rain, unless the rain made the golf course unplayable. 
As ALWAYS our main concern is player and spectator safety and the tournament committees evaluation was that we go ahead with the event because of the small possibility of T-storms and heavy rains. It turns out it was a good decision. This season, due to severe weather we’ve already had to cancel or postpone three events. We’ve been lucky over the past five years to only have to cancel one event due to weather conditions.
This week there was also a lot going on in junior golf. USkids Golf was happening at Hidden Hills Golf Club, JAGA had the Match Play Qualifier with many of our junior players in the field (two via NFJGTOUR exemptions) and St. Johns County had there Middle School Golf Program Championships, so our field was shortened to just 41 players. None the less, our players hit the links with the feel of a normal day in East Lothian, Scotland. As Steve Sirbaugh pointed out this would have been a great day in Scotland. I recall last July while in Scotland being the HAPPIEST I’ve ever been on the golf course playing in the rain, 60 degree weather and the winds blowing 30 mph. We’ve certainly got it made here in Florida. A little rain certainly can’t hurt, although it can be frustrating if not prepared properly.


What’s still left to be decided? Well there’s plenty! This season the NFJG TOUR has already announced the Fall and Spring Tournament Series Winners and we still need to (over the next four 12 weeks)determine who the Summer Tournament Series Winners will be. This season the NFJG Foundation will have presented exemptions valued at over $12,000.00 and we will present scholarships that will exceed $10,000.00

  • This week at the “Cimarrone Challenge” the girls competed to see who will be the first two of the four players to be fully exempt into the “First Coast Women’s Amateur” being hosted at Timuquana Country Club on June 20 & 21, 2018. The other two exemptions will come from the Dr. Gordon Ira Golf Classic

  • Ten (10) players still have to be decided to be part of the TOUR – NFJG Shootout presented by Legacy Trust. This event is held prior to the TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP on September 19, 2018 and will be played at Atlantic Beach Country Club.

  • Twelve (12) players (6 boys and 6 girls) still have to be determined for the FJT TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP. This event is fully paid for by the NFJG Foundation and $150 per person is allotted for lodging expenses. Let’s bring home that trophy!
Awards still to be determined are:
  • NFJG Foundation Scholarships
  • Summer Tournament Series Winners for each division
  • Player of the Year for each division
  • Junior Player “TOP HONOR AWARD”
  • Jack Nicklaus Award
  • Vardon Award

NFJG Foundation Scholarships!
North Florida Junior Golf Foundation Scholarship Program. The NFJGF offers several scholarship opportunities. Do your research and apply today!
Scholarship applications and instructions for applying are on the website. Deadline is quickly approaching. Visit the NFJG Foundation website at for further information.

Together we can make this happen!

INVITE A FRIEND and let’s make our Summer Tournament Series events the strongest they have ever been. By doing so, we will put together some awesome and strong fields and create some great upper level golf opportunity for all of our players.

As the school year comes to an end and the Summer Tournament Series heats up with a line-up of outstanding junior events that would make any level junior tour envious, we must keep in mind that the earlier we sign up for an event the better off we all will be. New players are steadily signing up for the Summer TOUR, so act accordingly. Please keep in mind our field sizes will be dictated by the time allotted by each golf course hosting an event. The Summer Tournament Series events will be, register on a first come, first serve basis, so it’s never too early to register.


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PGA TOUR Player Russell Knox
NFJG Foundation TOUR Ambassador.

Please review Russell's professional profile and join us in becoming a Russell Knox supporter and fan. Russell shot 12 under par to finish Tied for 16th with a final round 66. See all the scores on the PGA TOUR website.
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We look forward to sharing more details of this outstanding partnership in the days and weeks to come. Stay tuned and watch Russell tee it up!

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