Frequently Asked Questions

WHY IS THE JACK NEWTON CELEBRITY CLASSIC PLAYED AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR?

Always played in December – the timing is right for the event’s format – emphasis being placed on enjoyment and meeting lots of interesting people from all walks of life. Businessmen, celebrities and professionals alike are ready to wind down after the year that has preceded and there is usually plenty of banter and discussion.

WHY THIS VENUE?

What better place to wind down than at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. The relaxed atmosphere entices even the odd sceptic to participate in the fun, with some not too serious golf thrown in.

WHO BENEFITS?

Proceeds donated to Jack Newton Junior Golf (JNJG) are used for the development of junior golf. With sponsorship by JNJG all States benefit through the Srixon International Junior Classic at Cessnock. JNJG has Charitable Fundraising Authority Number 11986. A donation is also made to Diabetes. The Celebrity Classic & Corporate Cup have raised over $6.3 million since 1986 making it one of the largest contributors to junior golf in Australia.

WHAT IS THE FIELD MAKE UP?

54 Professionals (27 men and 27 women), 54 Celebrities, 54 Amateurs and 54 Sponsor’s Representatives.

WHAT ARE THE GOLF EVENTS?

  • Individual Pro Purse (men and women)
  • Teams Best Ball Par Event
  • Singles Par Event

WHAT MEDIA COVERAGE DOES THE CLASSIC GENERATE?

1 hour television documentary on free to air television and up to 3 showings on Fox Sports, radio coverage, significant newspaper coverage, news highlights, facebook, instagram, twitter, glossy magazine editorial and photographs.

WHAT HAPPENS SOCIALLY?

Socially the event is an enormous success as it is the only time during the year that such a wide variety of talent and business acumen merge for three or four days in one place to enjoy the golf and entertainment.

HOW BIG IS THE JACK NEWTON CELEBRITY CLASSIC?

Huge. The JNCC is the most high profile golf event of its kind in Australia. The guest list seems to get bigger and better each year, as our guests – sponsors, celebrities, amateurs and professionals – are shown a great time. Word has spread throughout Australia about the event and invitations are much sought after.

HOW TO ENTER OR COMMIT?

Contact Judy Brady, Tournament Director, P.O. Box 1108, Noosa Heads, Qld. 4567.
Telephone: (07) 5473 0780 email: judy@jacknewtongroup.com


SOME PREVIOUS CELEBRITY PARTICIPANTS

Bob Hawke
Ian Botham
Brian Lara
Jeff Dujon
Allan Border
Geoff Lawson
Greg Chapell
Pat Rafter
John Newcombe
Hugh Bowman
Susie O’Neill
Kieren Perkins
Leigh Matthews
Michael Voss
Dermott Brereton
Robert Dipierdomenico
Wally Lewis
Andrew Johns
Darren Lockyer
Michael O’Connor
John Eales
Layne Beachley
Nikki Hudson
Kristy Hinze
David Reyne
Ray Martin
Kerri-Anne Kennerley
Dawn Fraser
Kirk Pengilly
James Reyne
Glenn Shorrock
Shannon Noll
Jimeoin
Paul Martell
Matthew Le Nevez
Gyton Grantley
Gary Sweet
Peter Phelps
Glenn Robbins
Stephen Curry
Bernard Curry
Lincoln Lewis

PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL WINNERS

1979 Chris Witcher
1980 Jack Newton/R. Lee
1981 Tim Bell
1982 Rob McNaughton
1983 Peter Senior
1984 Peter Senior
1985 Rodger Davis
1986 Peter Senior
1987 Ian Baker-Finch
1988 Rob Stephens
1989 M. Colandro/J. Woodland
1990 Peter Lonard
1991 Stephen Bennett
1992 Darren Barnes
1993 Anthony Gilligan
1994 Rob Whitlcok
1995 Anthony Gilligan
1996 Peter Senior/D. Diaz
1997 Ken Druce
1998 John Senden
1999 Nigel Lane/A. Edwards
2000 David Podlich
2001 Peter Senior
2002 Peter Lonard
2003 Nadina Taylor
2004 Lorraine Lambert
2005 Rod Pampling
2006 Aaron Byrnes
2007 Peter Fowler
2008 Simon Furneaux
2009 Ewan Porter
2010 Leigh McKechnie
2011 Brad Fasher
2012 Brendan Smith
2013 Aron Price
2014 Polly Goldman
2015 Rebecca Artis
2016 Matthew Stieger