What should I know about the programme?
The well-established and successful national coaching programme has a proven record of producing major amateur winning teams and world-leading professional graduates such as Tommy Fleetwood and Bronte Law.
Each year, the best performing amateur golfers are selected to be part of the National Squads.
With an increasing number of players pursuing college scholarships in the USA, our National Squad coaching programmes include players based both in the UK and abroad. Throughout the autumn/winter, UK based players are invited to attend a series of national training camps at the National Golf Performance Centre in Woodhall Spa.
Led by a world-class coaching team, players are exposed to new challenges and encouraged to explore new development opportunities, while focusing on fine tuning the skills set out in our five pillars of success.
Expert guidance in strength and conditioning training complement this technical and tactical work, while players also receive a tailored programme of psychological support.
Individualised performance lifestyle and competitive scheduling guidance is also ingrained in the programme to help players further optimise performance. For players based abroad, face-to-face coaching is limited, but an individualised and targeted approach to remote delivery means players can regularly access the above resources as necessary.
As the coaching year progresses, players may also have the opportunity to attend warm-weather training camps at our partner resort Quinta Do Lago, and travel to national and international tournaments as part of a squad supported by the national coaching team.
At this level, financial awards are available to support players playing an international competitive schedule and accessing additional specialist coaching in line with their personal development plans.
Who’s it for?
The best performing amateur golfers in England who share our desire to improve and perform at the highest level and commit to all the sessions asked of them.
National squad players should be aiming to contend for major team selections such as the World Amateur Team Championships, the Men’s and Ladies European Team Championships and the Men’s and Women’s Home Internationals as well as pursuing success at national and international individual events.
How do I get involved?
Players have to be invited to join a National Squad – there is no application process. As well as travelling to major amateur events to observe players in person, the men’s and women’s England Golf selection committees review a combination of performance statistics and relevant competitive results.
In essence, we are looking for players who work hard, are committed, show potential for further development, exhibit a high level of skill in our five focus areas, achieve consistently good results at a national and international level and display an exceptional professionalism on and off the course.