About the SWFJGA

Who We Are

What we do

Our Mission…

  • to instill the qualities of leadership enabling today’s youth to become future business leaders, professionals, neighbors, teachers and club professionals
  • to build individual character and skills to positively impact society
  • to support the continuing education of the next generation of leaders through the funding of college scholarships
  • to provide juniors with the unique opportunity to golf under tournament conditions enabling them to experience and successfully master the stimulus of competition, pressure and tension while demonstrating integrity, sportsmanship and personal responsibility required under the Rules of Golf. 

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Since 2013 our junior tournaments have been recognized by the Junior Golf Scoreboard organization for excellence. Learn more about the Junior Golf Scoreboard and how they help make the game of junior golf better.

Learn More About Southwest Florida Junior Golf

Since 1974

We have been developing players for 40 years. Hundreds of Southwest Florida Junior Golfers have attended our program.

Annual Awards

 Every year the SWFJGA offers a college scholarship program that rewards our graduating members and past players.  

Tournament Play

We teach golf under tournament conditions. Using the Rules of Golf, we build individual character, integrity, sportsmanship and lifelong friendships.

The Southwest Florida Junior Golf Association Board

Jeff Nixon
President
Robin Albright
Vice President
Scarlett Cross
Secretary
Andy Cegelski
Treasurer
Todd Rinehart
Scholarship Director
Michael Chesnover
18 Hole Director
Jeff Straus
9 Hole Director
Bobby Conway
Henke-Berg Coordinator
Kristine Connell
Director
Kaitie Cross
Director
Bill Kuhn
Director
Nick Mattoni
Director
Don Radcliff
Director
Mark Skillrud
Director
Paul Trombley
Director
Andy Scott
Advisory Committee
Ross Lally
Advisory Committee

SWFJGA at a Glance

Scholarships

Fundraising

Volunteers

Each year, the SWFJGA grants college scholarships to deserving high school seniors who have participated in SWFJGA. The Southwest Florida Junior Golf Association awards two very prestigious namesake scholarships in honor of Patty Berg and Nolan Henke; the Patty Berg – most all rounded female and the Nolan Henke – most all rounded male participant in SWFJGA.

Our scholarship program funds are received through various avenues. Funds are raised through Tournaments like the Adult/Juniors and Nolen Henke/ Patty Berg Junior Master and Pro-Am and from generous donations from individuals and organizations like the PGA Professionals of Southwest Florida and The South Florida PGA Foundation. Without the continued support of Cypress Lake Country Club and so many other local golf courses we could not be able to award these scholarships on an annual basis and provide a great environment for our area junior golfers.

SWFJGA is an organization run by a volunteer board of directors with the help and assistance of volunteer parents at the events. With the help of these dedicated volunteers, this organization has touched thousands of kids in our community and continues to provide a venue to support the wonderful lessons achieved through the game of golf.

Become a SWFJGA Volunteer

SWFJGA Statistics

95% of First Time Players Return
98% Graduation Rate
100 % Percent of Players from Southwest Florida