HIGH PERFORMANCE GOLF PROGRAMME
Golf is one of Exeter’s focus sports and receives specialist training and support. The programme has a dedicated Head of Golf who works full time with the players to deliver on all aspects of coaching and performance as well as support services to provide a holistic approach to athlete development.
Player development plans to build an individualised training programme and monthly performance reviews
Season scheduling and tournament attendance
Golf stats tracking software to better understand areas of the game impacting on course performance and scoring
Weekly 1-1 coaching (up to 2 hours)
Weekly on course sessions at DWGC working on course management / strategy
Individualised weekly strength and conditioning programmes
Weekly squad coaching sessions at the Vic Ambler Golf Centre (on campus)
Pre season and winter training weeks
Funding for travel, accommodation and practice rounds to BUCS Tour Events and BUCS league matches
Performance golfers benefit from a number of services including:
Why Choose Exeter?
The performance programme at Exeter University has a history of developing golfers to a high standard whilst following a dual career path. In recent years Exeter has helped players represent their county at the highest level without compromise in their academic pursuit.
As an academic institution, the university has been named as one of the top 20 as one of the UK’s top 20 universities by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, and currently ranks in the top 130 universities in the world according to the Times Higher Education international rankings.
HEAD OF GOLF
Will heads up the golf programme at the University of Exeter. This involves planning and delivering the high performance golf programme, coaching the development squad and supporting the wider golf teams at the university. Formerly a lecturer in sport science – he also founded the golf performance website Golf Insider UK and co-founded Sport Science Insider.
Qualifications: PhD Biomedical Science MSc Sport & Exercise Science BSc Sport Performance PGA Qualified Golf Professional
"It's a huge privilege to play a part in the journey of exceptionally talented dual-career golfers at an institution that invests so much in the future success of the players both on and off the course"
Women's Amateur Champion
BSc Exercise and Sports Sciences (+3)
"This year I have had a lot of opportunities to improve my golf when I was selected for the England Women's 2019 Squad. The university's scholarship scheme has allowed me to take these opportunities as well as continue my studies, for example spending 4 weeks in Australia competing in tournaments and national events. I've been able to do this and complete my degree at the same time, with help from the mentoring scheme, where we created periodised plans and scheduling for both practice and academic study. Furthermore, the strength and conditioning side of the programme has enabled me to feel comfortable on course knowing I have physically prepared in the best possible way. This year I was lucky enough to win the NSW Amateur Strokeplay and also the Women's Amateur which has gained me exemption into the British Open, US Open, Evian and Augusta Amateur. Without the help of the university and scholarship scheme none of this would have been possible"
1st Team Capt 2018/19
BSc Exercise and Sports Sciences (+1)
"The HPP programme has given me the opportunity to develop myself as a student and a golfer. The support of Harry, the S&C coaches, and the AU staff has been massive in my 3 years in the programme"
BSc Exercise and Sports Sciences (1)
BSc Business Economics (0)
"Being part of Exeter university’s high performance programme gave me belief and ambition in my golf thanks to the coaches incredible support... it not only enabled me become a better golfer but also to develop organisational skills and make friends for life"
"HPP has given me the opportunity to develop my golf in a professional and focused atmosphere whilst building lifelong friendships"
BSc Exercise and Sports Sciences (3)
BSc Physics with Astrophysics (0)
"Being a part of the HPP programme really added to my university experience and allowed me to access golf facilities I needed to study and play high level golf"
"The HPP allowed me to continue playing golf at a very high level, play different courses around the country whilst at the same time allow me to work towards a degree in physics"