PGA Golf Performance Program

PGA Golf Performance Program – Tournament Play, World Class Facilities, Training and Education

Based at the PGA Centre for Learning and Performance at the Sandhurst Club in Victoria. The program is 1 year in duration, the main features of the program include:

  • Tournament play in 14 x 54 hole stroke play tournaments, 2 x 72 hole stroke play tournaments plus many more 18 hole and 36 hole stroke play matches
  • Elite coaching from PGA Centre for Learning and Performance coaches
  • Training in an elite environment with single figure handicap golfers
  • A highly structured training program that improves the technical, physical, mental and tactical areas of your game
  • Pathway into PGA programs such as the PGA Trainee Program
  • Membership at the Sandhurst Club, Victoria – 36 Holes of Championship Golf
  • Associate membership of the PGA
  • Unlimited range balls for 12 months

The program has a number of specific outcomes available for graduates including;

  • Eligibility for Recognition For Prior Learning (RPL) for Year 2 of the PGA Traineeship Program (subject to golf and academic performance)
  • Employment opportunities in the golf industry
  • Preparation for future tournament play in amateur and professional events

Face to Face training

Lectures and workshops will be interactive and highly golf specific to ensure your training is relevant to the golf industry and individually improves the golf performance of the students. Attendance at 80% or more of lectures is a minimum requirement for all students. Lectures and squad practice will be conducted 4 days per week from Monday to Thursday around the tournament schedule. A typical day commences at 8:30am and concludes at 3:30pm.

Tournament Schedule

A strong schedule of 14 x 54 hole tournaments, 2 x 72 hole tournaments and multiple 18 hole and 36 hole matches is scheduled throughout the year. These matches will be a combination of PGA Trainee matches and Performance Program matches. The format for these tournaments is strokeplay on a variety of championship courses in Victoria. All tournaments are scheduled between Monday and Wednesday. The tournaments are played in blocks so students can train and develop their game over a period of weeks before testing their game under tournament conditions over a series of weeks.

Training Venue

The program is based at the Sandhurst Club in Melbourne, Victoria. All squad practice, lessons and lectures will be at the Sandhurst Club. PGA Trainee matches will be at selected venues around metropolitan Melbourne and occasionally country Victoria. The Sandhurst Club includes 36 holes of championship golf with a 270m practice fairway, short game area with bunkers and two large putting greens. The Sandhurst Club has hosted numerous PGA events such as the Victorian PGA Championship and Stage 1 of the PGA Tour of Australasia Qualifying School.

Key Dates for the 2020 intake

2020 Dates

Term 1 2020 – Monday 28th January 2020 to Thursday 26th March 2020

Term 2 2020 – Monday 14th April 2020 to Thursday 26th June 2020

Term 3 2020 – Monday 13th July 2020 to Thursday 17th September 2020

Term 4 2020 – Monday 5th October 2020 to Thursday 10th December 2020

Entry Requirements

All applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Must be minimum 18 years old, or turning 18 during the year of the study
  • Successfully complete an application form
  • Successfully complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Test
  • In addition, for entry in to the Golf Performance Program students must have a GA Golf Handicap of 9 or less (male and female)

*Students under the age of 18 must have gained parental/guardian consent to undertake the course

This program is currently only available to domestic students

Applications for the Golf Performance Program are open year-round.

Fill in the form on this page to request further information contained in our prospectus. This includes indicative timetable, subject areas, pricing schedule and payment options.

Program Intake for 2020 is now open!

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600 Thompsons Rd,
Sandhurst VIC 3977
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