This program is sponsored by:


               Newcastle District Golf 19     Hunter river Golf Logo 19  Golf Jason Laws Logo


The 2019-2020 program is currently running. Nominations for the 2020-2021 program will open in August 2020.

Submit your expression of interest HERE


Program Coordinator & Head Coach: Mark Ingrey


The purpose of the HAS golf program is to develop promising young golfers and assist their progress in game development. The Hunter Academy of Sport plays a vital role in the Jack Newton Junior Golf (JNJG) pathway by identifying, monitoring and developing the skills of young male & female golfers.


The program provides education in the following areas but is not limited to:

  • Social media awareness & use
  • Nutrition
  • Strength & conditioning
  • Motivation
  • 3D analysis
  • Public speaking
  • Life coaching
  • Mental approach
  • Course management
  • Skills tests
  • Statistical analysis
  • Use of apps
  • Tournament preparation & play


Athlete Benefits

The following benefits will apply to those selected in the program:

  • monthly training sessions to further develop skills;
  • access to a network of specialised coaches;
  • educational sessions in topics such as: physiotherapy, sport specific strength & conditioning, and motivation;
  • tournament participation (JNJG International, Wagga Wagga Masters, Peter O’Malley Jnr Masters/Academy Challenge & Your Local Club Academy Games) 



To be eligible to apply for a position, athletes must satisfy the below:

  • Males and females, 11 to 17 years of age in 2020 (ie. Born 2009- 2003);
  • Reside within the Hunter Region;
  • Attend school within the Hunter Region;
  • Must be a current registered member of a NSW Golf Club in the Newcastle/Hunter Region;
  • Must have a handicap of 10 and under for males / 15 and under for females*
  • Must be ready and willing to undertake a structured development program

*As a guide

**If you reside outside of the Hunter Region and your regional academy does not offer a golf program, you are eligible to apply for the HAS program.



A program levy and uniform levy will be applicable to selected athletes (inc. GST).

Training venues utilised and we thank you for the support:  



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