Date: May 20, 2019

Development Squads

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Golf Tasmania is pleased to advise that applications are being accepted for the tier three state high performance 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, tiers two and one state and national high performance squads and national team selection.


In addition we are able to announce that the Golf Tasmania Home High Performance Squads will come under the guidance of Golf Australia National Coach-Tasmania, Christian Rainey, and that local PGA members will work as Primary and Home High Performance Coaches for the North West, North and South.


The role of the Home High Performance Coach will be to identify and invite players to join their home high performace squads (tier three), and through guidance from the Golf Australia National Coach-Tasmania conduct squad training, set individual training programs, set performance goals and coordinate access to other coaching and development resources for squad athletes.


Home squad athletes will be invited to at least two high performance training camps where attendees will be able to access benchmark testing (Trackman & PuttLab), as well as the opportunity to be coached by some of the nation’s and industry’s leading PGA Professionals.


Each home squad athlete will also be provided approximately four training sessions per year with their home squad which may include technical advice, strength and conditioning, sports psychology, sport nutrition and physio.  There will be additional opportunities for state representatives to have one on one coaching with their primary PGA professional, home squad or state team coach.


Home squad athletes will 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 a value of over $1000.00 for only $200.00 per person.

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Home squad athletes 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 home high performance squads is attached and should be completed and returned to Golf Tasmania before the close of business on September 14.  Should you have any further questions or queries, please feel free to contact Golf House on (03) 6244 3600.

Golf Tasmania Regional Coaches

Regional Coach – North
Bryce Gorham
Golf Professional
Country Club Tasmania
M – 0408 160 980

Regional Coach – North West
Darren Spencer
Golf Professional
Devonport Golf Club
M – 0408 174 900

Regional Coach – South
Christian Rainey
Golf Professional

M – 0407 852 645


State HP Squad Tier 1

Players must meet two of the following criteria to gain automatic selection to the State HP program:


  • Top 10 National Ranking (Men)
  • Top 5 National Ranking (Women)
  • Top 120 R & A World Ranking (men)
  • Top 100 R & A World Ranking (women)
  • Winner of an Australian National ranking event
  • Top 16 of Australian Amateur (Men)
  • Top 8 of Australian Amateur (Women)
  • Qualify for match play portion of the U.S Amateur
  • Qualify for match play portion of the British Amateur


State HP Development Squad Tier 2

Players must meet two of the following criteria to gain automatic selection to the State HP program:


  • Top 10 National Junior Ranking
  • Top 20 National Ranking (men)
  • Top 15 National Ranking (women)
  • Top 500 R & A World Ranking (men)
  • Top 400 R & A World Ranking (women)
  • Top 64 U.S Junior or British boys/girls Championship           
  • Top 64 IMG Junior Worlds Tournament
  • Top 64 Australian Amateur               
  • Top 8 Australian Junior Championships        
  • Win Tasmanian Junior Masters      
  • Win Tamar Valley Cup