Date: July 16, 2015
Author: Golf Tasmania

Regional Development Squads Announced

The Golf Tasmania Board and Coaching panel proudly announces and would like to congratulate the following athletes who have successfully applied to the Golf Tasmania Regional Development Program 2015-16.

Andrew Brient – Launceston Golf Club
Logan Buckney – Riverside Golf Club
Gus Burrell – Kingston Beach Golf Club
Pamela Chen – Royal Hobart Golf Club
Jarryd Collis – Riverside Golf Club
Sam Eiszele – Royal Hobart Golf Club
Jack Emmerton – Peguin Golf Club
Luke Gilbert – Tasmania Golf Club
Sarah Johnstone – Ulverstone Golf Club
Riley Krushka – Scottsdale Golf Club
Jack Lakin – Stanley Golf Club
Zahara Lemon – Tasmania Golf Club
Brady Ludbey – Strahan Golf Club
Lachlan McDougall – Mowbray Golf Club
Hallie Meaburn – Royal Hobart Golf Club
Georgia Milbourne – Tasmania Golf Club
Josh New – Riverside Golf Club
Tom North – Royal Hobart Golf Club
Brooke Oakley – Royal Hobart Golf Club
James Smith – Kingston Beach Golf Club
Tim Smith – Tasmania Golf Club
Elijah Stanley – Kingston Beach Golf Club
Ryan Thomas – Prospect Vale Golf Club
Jonty Williams – Tasmania Golf Club
Mackenzie Wilson – Tasmania Golf Club

Bryce Gorham (Coach) – Prospect Vale Golf Club
Christian Rainey (Coach) – Tasmania Golf Club
Zak Rollins (Coach) – Seabrook Golf Club

The Regional Development 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 PGA members Zac Rollins based at Seabrook Golf Club, Bryce Gorham at Country Club Tasmania and Christian Rainey have been appointed 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 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.

Regional Development Squad training tees off in early August.