Golf Talent Identification Day Unearths Exceptional Talent
THE Central Coast Academy of Sport held a Talent Identification (TID) on Sunday 11th August, 2013, giving potential athletes the chance to be selected in the 2013/14 Srixon Golf Program. The day attracted some very talented athletes who were given the opportunity to showcase their skills through various events, including; skills testing, short game skills and nine holes. The selection panel of CCAS coaches and administrators certainly had their work cut out for them at the picturesque Shelley Beach Golf Club. In regard to the day, Peter Cliff, Head Coach said, the TID day for the CCAS 2013/14 Srixon Golf Program was a great success. Those who attended were put through a demanding skills test that is set by the NSW Institute of Sport and used by the state squads. Whilst difficult, the athletes completed the tests at Bateau Bay Golf Range with good results and then played nine holes at Shelley Beach Golf Club. After seven hours of testing and golf they were tired, but still smiling. I am happy to say that the amount of new talent in the young golfers on the Central Coast never fails to amaze me, with several who always show great potential. The response from the Central Coast golfers has been outstanding and Steve Fallon, the Brisbane Water DGA Secretary made comment, the CCAS has been a great asset to the Central Coast Juniors and Golf in general, making our job easier when selecting District Representative Players and creating future ambassadors for the sport. The CCAS Srixon Golf Program operates in partnership with Srixon Sport Australasia and Jack Newton Junior Golf (JNJG) to support pre-elite junior golfers in a local setting. The program provides these athletes with genuine opportunities and support to up-skill across all areas of the sport, gain educational and personal development both on and off the course, and to enhance their prospects of progressing further in the development pathway. There was exceptional ability shown on the day, with successful athletes for the 2013/14 Srixon Golf Program being named on the CCAS website by Saturday 17th August, 2013. For further information regarding the golf program, please contact the CCAS office on 02 4349 7756 or visit thinksport.com.au The Central Coast Academy of Sport Golf Program is proudly supported by: Srixon, Jack Newton Junior Golf, Shelley Beach Golf Club, Magenta Shores Golf & Country Club, Kooindah Waters Residential Golf & Spa Resort, Bateau Bay Golf Range and Sporte Leisure.