What to expect
The Golf Academy programme allows students to improve their performance while developing an extended knowledge of the game and experiencing the many facets it has to offer. The programme looks to make a significant contribution to the development of junior golf within the county. Players will have up to six hours a week of golf related activities, which will include swing and bio-mechanical analysis, short game development, fitness and psychology as well as regular matches played to the highest standards.
Coaching and qualifications
Within the Academy, students will have the opportunity to experience some of the best levels of coaching and competition available to their age group in the South West, striving for the achievement of ‘Excellence and Enjoyment’ whilst adhering to the etiquette of the game. Players will be encouraged to undertake coaching qualifications: Level 1 coaching courses are run by our resident golf professional for the academy, Jonathan Lamb, formally of Woburn Golf Club. Jonathan has an in-depth experience of the golfing world in terms of competitive play on tour. He uses this experience and a variety of coaching methods to improve all golfers in his care. Students are also offered the opportunity to be screened for golf-specific range of movement and flexibility in order to then write appropriate programmes for improvement.
Players will be given the opportunity to compete in the Association of Colleges Sport and the new South West Colleges league and cup competitions. There is also the possibility of warm weather training camps which allow for great progression and experience of golf abroad. We want golf to be an integral part of the sporting success at Truro and Penwith College and have a desire to bring a heightened awareness of Cornish golf nationally. Students from Penwith campus can access training and fixtures at Truro if their timetable allows. Our golf professional is also a golf and fitness instructor with the Titleist Performance Institute.
The Golf Academy has given structure to my golf training and I have the opportunity to develop my play through the regular indoor sessions with Jon Lamb and game play at Tehidy Golf Club on a Wednesday. I am delighted to be able to represent the South West at the AoC National Finals and travel to St Andrews to compete in the ISGA finals.
- 2015/16 – ISGA National Ladies Winners
- 2015, 2016 – ISGA (South West) Gross Winners
- 2014, 2015, 2016 – ISGA (South West) Nett Winners
- 2014, 2015, 2016 – ISGA National Championships
- Victoria Pawley, ISGA National Ladies Champion, 2015/16
- Emily Toy, AoC South West Champion, 2015/16
- Harry Hall, AoC National Champion, 2014, 2015
- Harry Hall, ISGA National Champion, 2014
- Connor Wilson, BCS National Champion, 2011
Other notable achievements
- Harry Hall, Connor Wilson, Matt Richards, Joe Cruse, Rob MacGregor, English Men's County Champions, 2015
- Harry Hall Welsh Open Youth Champion, 2014
- Emily Toy, English Girls' Golf Champion, 2015
- Matt Richards, Cornwall County Amateur Champion, 2014
- Rhys Enoch (Wales)
- Harry Hall (England)
- Emily Toy (England)