Date: August 15, 2016
Author: Stuart Eaton

EOI Open for Golf Tasmania Regional Development Squads

Golf Tasmania is pleased to advise that applications are being accepted for the regional development program which is aligned with and is a direct pathway to the Golf Australia high performance program.

The Golf Tasmania program aims to provide greater opportunities for developing players to access resources generally only available within elite player programs. This program will provide a pathway for players from a variety of playing standards to potentially progress through to state team selection, national high performance squad membership and national team selection.

In addition we are able to announce that under the guidance of Golf Australia State Coach-Tasmania, Christian Rainey, that PGA members Zac Rollins based at Seabrook Golf Club, Bryce Gorham at Country Club Tasmania and Christian Rainey will continue as Regional Coaches for the North West, North and South.

The role of the Regional Coach will be to identify and invite players to join the regional development squads, and through guidance from the Golf Australia State Coach-Tasmania conduct squad training, set individual training programs, set performance goals and coordinate access to other coaching and development resources for squad members.

Each squad will be provided with approximately 18 training sessions per year which will cover technical advice, and may include strength and conditioning, sports psychology, sport nutrition and physio.  Squad members will also gain entry into two selected state events as well as a squad uniform (shirt and cap), access to Trackman and, and a squad bag tag.  All of this with an approximate value of $1000.00 for only $200.00 per person.

Squad members will be required to undertake an assessment prior to the announcement of the squads and will be expected to commit to attendance at both training session and state average events.  A mid-season review of squad member performance and commitment will also be conducted.

As additional development opportunities, members will be eligible for selection for a number of interstate tournaments Golf Tasmania is invited to send representative players.

An application form for one of Golf Tasmania’s regional development squads is attached and should be completed and returned to Golf Tasmania before the close of business on August 31.  Should you have any further questions or queries, please feel free to contact Golf House on (03) 6244 3600.