Date: March 15, 2018
Author: Golf Queensland

2018 QAS HP squad make their debut

Golf Queensland is pleased to announce the 2018 Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) High Performance Golf Squad for 2018, with three new faces joining seven existing squad members.

Chris Crabtree, Sarah Wilson and Dylan Perry will join Charlie Dann, Louis Dobbelaar, Jed Morgan, Shae Wools-Cobb, Lawry Flynn, Becky Kay and DeeDee Russell to make up this year’s squad.

Under the supervision of newly appointed Head Coach Grant Field, and the assistance of Richard Woodhouse, the squad members will meet regularly with access to world-class coaching and support services including sport science, strength and conditioning, medical, career and education, in addition to financial support.

Golf Queensland’s High Performance Program Manager Tony Meyer said the aim of the program is to identify and develop elite Queensland golfers and assist them to maximise their potential on and off the course.

“The selected players have demonstrated a strong commitment to developing their game and have shown an excellent ability to complete at a high level whether it be at state, national or international,” Meyer said.

“The QAS program gives athletes the best possible opportunities and world-class resources to fully develop their potential.”

“We are excited to welcome three new members to the squad. Dylan Perry recorded terrific results in 2017 and has fit in well with the squad after making the move to the Gold Coast from NSW last year. Chris Crabtree and Sarah Wilson demonstrated their commitment to taking their game to the next level and I’m sure they will utilise every opportunity the program provides.”

The squad began training in March with the scholarships lasting one year in length.

Queensland Academy of Sport Golf Program
The Queensland Academy of Sport Golf Program is conducted with the assistance of the Queensland Government and forms the pinnacle of the Golf Queensland High Performance Program.

The 2018 QAS Squad is proudly supported by Titleist (equipment partner) and The Brisbane Golf Club as the home golf training facility.

The program which commenced in July 2001, is designed to assist Queensland's most talented amateur players in reaching their full potential within the amateur golf ranks.

The Queensland Academy of Sport Program collectively forms part of the Golf Australia High Performance Program Pathway.


Name Home Club
Shae Wools-Cobb Maroochy River
Charlie Dann Pelican Waters
Louis Dobbelaar Brookwater
Lawry Flynn Brisbane
Jed Morgan Royal Queensland
Becky Kay Coolangatta Tweed Heads
DeeDee Russell Brisbane
Chris Crabtree Pelican Waters
Dylan Perry Sanctuary Cove
Sarah Wilson Pelican Waters