Junior Golf Pathway Review

Golf Ontario along with our We Are Golf industry partners, are pleased to announce the commission of a comprehensive, independent review of the Junior Golf Pathway in Ontario, conducted by independent reviewer Sport Performance Management led by Dr. Peter Davis.

This review and modernization initiative is an effort to align all junior golf leaders and to evolve the promotion and communication of the junior golf pathway at all levels. This initiative has two guiding principles:

Our collective hope is a major step forward in pursuing the following goals and outcomes:

Overall Goals

We want a modernized junior pathway to:

Project outcomes for Revising the Junior Golf Pathway

We want the new pathway to address:


Given the scope of this initiative, we want everyone involved in the junior golf community to have a chance to give us their feedback. We encourage you to complete this initial pathway survey here.


Survey responses will be collected until August 31st 2019


Our Process for Developing the Modernized Junior Golf Pathway

Working groups of Golf Ontario staff, industry leaders, PGA professionals, tour officials, and other stakeholders will be set up to review both the substance of the pathway but also and a modernized pathway will be communicated.


As work progresses on this initiative, we will talk with a variety of different leaders and organizations to update them and to get their preliminary reactions to recommendations including:

In the next several months, we will seek your feedback about any proposed changes and revised ways of supporting junior golf, as follows:

This will be an informal process in which we listen to and consider the input that we receive in many different ways, as we continue to assess and then finalize the modernized pathway.


Implementation of the Modernized Pathway in 2020

We intend the modernized junior pathway to go into effect on January 1, 2020. The anticipated process and schedule between now and then is as follows:


If you have any questions please contact Mallory Dayman – mdayman@gao.ca