On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.
Updated guidance advises:
For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:
The Golf Academy is now recruiting student athletes for the upcoming academic year.
Being part of the Golf Academy offers a wonderful, supportive, and competitive environment, to talented young golfers. The perfect blend of continual guidance and mentoring from highly experienced PGA coaches, alongside numerous elite level competitions, across the UK and beyond, equips the golfers with the skills and knowledge they need to reach the highest levels in the game.
Our philosophy puts the student in control of their learning. We aim to build resilience, commitment, and acceptance in our students, giving them the life skills that will help them to maximise their golf performance and enhance their abilities to succeed in the modern world.
They will not only be a better golfer when they leave us, but a better person.
It has to be said that golf is a solitary game, but we believe that we have the best of both worlds here at SGS, with high levels of competition between talented youngsters combined with a collaborative approach to their practice sessions.
The extensive programme has been refined over the past 20 years to encompass every detail of the game, and together with the continual professional development of the coaches, continues to be at the forefront of UK College golf.
Every aspect of the game is covered during the training sessions, from technical coaching of the golf swing through to putting (where applicable), to mental skills on and off the course, the physical and even lifestyle, so academy golfers can make the most of every day.
Each student is encouraged to utilise technology to assist in the planning and reviewing of training sessions, along with test results to monitor practice effectiveness and guide areas for improvement.
By regularly profiling each player with testing and on-course assessments, goals are discussed and set, producing a personalised plan for maximum progression.
Our first years are based at Thornbury Golf centre, a short drive from the College, which has a wealth of facilities, including large floodlit driving range, 18-hole main course, and an excellent 18-hole Par 3 course.
Our second years use the wonderful Players GC, also a short drive from the College. They have two 18-hole courses. The Codrington main course has held many professional events, including the West Region Championships and the European Tour School. This course is a real challenge for any golfer. The second course, Stranahan, is a shorter course, but it requires excellent short-game skills and has fantastic putting surfaces. Other facilities include a grass driving range and the exceptional Watergarden par-3 course, a short-game area and three putting greens.
These two facilities are among the best in the area, and we are delighted to have developed mutually beneficial long-term relationships with both clubs.
The newly refurbished indoor driving range is a unique practice facility, where 12 plus golfers can practice their long game independently of the British weather, utilising the academies own Flightscope for swing analysis and feedback, under the guidance of the PGA staff.
Next to the Sports Academy building is the state-of-the-art, all-weather putting green and two outdoor nets - a great place to sit and eat lunch while practicing your putting or full swing skills.
With numerous PGA-qualified professionals among our alumni, university graduates and more than a dozen scholarships to American colleges, our students have a proven track record of success. There are many exit route options, including greenkeeping, club and resort management and retail, the PGA and, of course, playing professionally.
If you are looking to join our College Academy on a full time Level 1-3 course on either a BTEC or A-Level program then please apply online for the course you want below.
If it is our degree program you are interested in then please click below to see the full list of courses we offer. Then for help with applying through UCAS please email Bev Awre ([email protected]).University Courses