The Southern Golf Academy (SGA) has been formed with a focus on developing Junior Golf in Dunedin, Otago and New Zealand. The role of the Academy will be to introduce young individuals to golf and to provide the programmes for them to become better golfers and even elite players.
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The Southern Golf Academy(SGA) has been formed with a focus on
developing Junior Golf in Dunedin, Otago and New Zealand.
The role of the Academy will be to introduce
young individuals to golf and to provide the programmes
for them to become better golfers and even elite players.
The Academy will provide a supportive, encouraging learning
environment as we assist these youngsters to develop in golf and in life.
The Academy is suited to all young golfers (Boys & Girls) between the
ages of eight and eighteen.
and it is the goal of the Southern Golf Academy
to develop leading players for the future.
Skills & Experience of the five PGA Golf Professionals
Over 120 years of combined coaching and playing experience
Focus on developing the talent for young golfers to succeed
Five PGA Golf Professionals with over 120 years of golf experience
Alan Rose – Sharpies Golf
Andrew Whiley – Chisholm Park Golf Club
Duncan Bennett – Taieri Golf Club
Neil Metcalfe – St Clair Golf Club
Shelley Duncan – Otago Golf Club
programmes at “our” clubs.
As a team at SGA we can create a “world class”
junior academy programme.
Other PGA Golf Professionals will be invited to
assist with SGA programmes.
Utilize skills and services of many other experienced golfers
and sporting identities in Otago
Last 10 years - the same
NZGA has approximately 8,000 youngsters registered
Constant despite the Tiger Woods era and
Michael Campbell winning the 2005 US Open.
Less than 20% of Junior Golfers play regularly.
The goal of SGA is to increase Junior Golf membership and dramatically increase the participation level
lack of consistent funding
lack of cohesive planning and a reliance on individuals
SGA will pool the collective resources, create and maintain high quality programmes, work with clubs, travel to country regions and foster the younger players.
Keep them interested
SGA promoting playing and competing on a continuous cycle
SGA to provide golf programmes that cater to young players which will recognise their abilities, support their learning and acknowledge their growth and achievements
Some golf clubs have very good programmes.
Complement club programmes and assist young golfers to develop their game to take to play at the next level.
Kids start playing
Parents, grandparents and friends are dragged along and also
introduced to the game.
They become members
The cycle continues as they then introduce…….
Not all young golfers will have aspirations to play golf seriously but by
assisting them to learn the game at a recreational level we will have
greater chance of them being active in the game for the long run.
1-DAY BOOT CAMPS
SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES
Build the base and develop it and we will be rewarded with talented golfers at the top!
PLAYING THE GAME
LEARNING THE SKILLS
INTRODUCING KIDS TO GOLF
Playing for New Zealand
Representing Otago in Senior events
Competiting in NZ Golf Junior events
Representing Otago in junior golf events
Performing in the SGAGolf Tour
Competiting in a tournament
Participating in a tournament
Playing the game
Learning the game
The 5 Professionals have all had experience working with some of New Zealand’s elite players.
With SGA’s golf camps and golf tournaments talented players will be able to be clearly identified for the NZGA’s elite player programmes.
A series of golf tournaments will be established around the region
Bring players together for regular competition
“Order of Merit” similar to the Sony Golf Rankings
assist Golf Otago and NZGA to identify golfing talent
Taking the best and promising players and working
with them in a competitive environment.
In the future we see SGA Professionals being hands on
in taking these players to regional, provincial and national events.
The Golf Otago golf in schools programme is very good
The JDO’s such as Melanie and Regan do a great job
Focus on converting the school children to “active” golfers through SGA programmes
SGA can provide support in delivering Golf programmes to secondary schools
SGA can assist golf promotions to the full demographic of the golf market.
For example in the morning Junior golf sessions can take place and in the afternoon Ladies Introduction to Golf classes.
SGA is funded by participant registration
Golf Clubs obtain Grant Funding.
Funding assistance from golf associations
Grow active participation of Junior Golf by 25%
Have a 12 tournament junior golf tour throughout Otago
A regular coaching programme so all clubs and potential golfers are catered for
A male or female player from the SGA programme has won
one of New Zealand’s leading junior golf events
SGA alumni are active in Otago teams events and producing results that Otago Golf can be proud of.
Grow active participation of Junior Golf by 100%
SGA alumni have brought the silverware home of every major amateur event in New Zealand for men and women!
This includes the Inter-Provincial Championships!
NEW ZEALAND GOLF
are all fully supportive of the
Southern Golf Academy
and look forward to assisting SGA succeed in developing Junior Golf.