The Junior Jug Inter District Match Play for girls was commenced in December 1984 at Bargara in the Wide Bay Burnett District. This beginning followed the inaugural Meg Nunn Salver Inter-District Match Play for women in 1983, and the finalization of formation of all seven District Ladies Golf Associations in Queensland.
A beautiful antique silver jug was given by Gail Corry and Pam Langford (nee Tait) as the trophy, to encourage experience in match play. These two ladies had won for Queensland the first Interstate Junior teams title in 1961, when it was introduced as part of the Australian Amateur Championships, and they saw the benefit of learning match play.
Gail Corry's original club was Bargara, where she is now a Life Member. She representedQueensland along with Pam Langford for many years in the Gladys Hay Interstate matches. Gail won the Australian Amateur Championship in 1965 and 1966.
Pam is a life long member of Indooroopilly Golf Club, and has contributed much as a player, captain, and administrator of the Queensland Ladies Golf Union (QLGU) and was President in the first year under its new name Women's Golf Queensland (WGQ).
In 1984, Juniors were players under 21 years of age. When the junior age limit was lowered to under 18 years in 1993, the handicap limit for participation in the Junior Jug was extended from 18 to 21. Initially handicap match play used 3/4 the difference between the players' handicaps; later full difference in handicap was introduced for giving and receiving strokes as per the match index. Many changes to handicapping have been ongoing.
Over the years, other changes in Junior Jug play have included increasing team numbers from two to three, and foursomes match play was included initially. Many fine players have started their representative golf careers in Junior Jug competition. The inaugural 1984 winners Alison Munt and Karen Pearce of Downs and South-Western District, went on to qualify as travelling professionals. Karrie Webb represented North Queensland District as a teenager. We all know she achieved the status of World number 1 for many months and will represent Australia at the Rio Olympics.