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GOLF PROGRAM

The South West Academy of Sport (SWAS) Golf program is proudly supported by Golf Australia, The Victorian Golf Foundation, the Western District Golf Association and Warrnambool Golf Club.  The SWAS Golf Program has the specific objective of identifying talented junior golfers and providing them with a level of coaching and athlete education that will assist them in taking the next step in the sport of Golf.  Athletes in this program are considered as having entered Golf Australia's High Performance Pathway.

The program is designed to provide individualised coaching, with some competitive training and play opportunities, readying athletes for tournaments.

Program Structure

Athletes are able to book up to 6 x 40 minute sessions with the head coach to ensure they are able to develop their technique.  Additional opportunities and inclusions are listed below.  In most instances sessions occur at Warrnambool Golf Club.

 

Duration

The SWAS golf program will run from April until December

Head Coach

Sessions are conducted by Warrnambool Golf Pro - Trent Wieland

Inclusions:

  • 2x group sessions with Trent Wieland

  • 6x individual sessions with Trent Wieland

  • Tournament support across the program at identified junior tournaments (subject to funding)

  • 2x sessions with Golf Australia coaches 

  • Golf Australia High Performance Training Day (Date TBA).

  • Golf Australia Inter-Academy and High Performance Camp  (October 2024)

  • At home or in gym training program  (please note SWAS does not provide a trainer or gym access)

  • Online Member portal with access to education and training resources

  • SWAS Polo

Exclusions:

  • Travel to and from events

  • SWAS merchandise (hoodies, caps, etc)

 

SWAS Golf Program Selection Criteria

The SWAS Golf program caters for emerging golfers who must;

  1. Be an existing member of a Golf Victoria affiliated club in the South West.

  2. Reside in the South West region within the defined Local Government boundaries; Moyne, Corangamite, Glenelg, Southern Grampians, Warrnambool.

  3. Have a positive attitude and a willingness to learn.

  4. Have reached a satisfactory standard of play based on current player rankings and/or performance at local tournaments and regional events.

  5. Meet handicap requirements (please note this figure may vary year to year and must be submitted with an application).

Note on Tournaments:

There are a number of local tournaments that athletes are expected to compete in. 

Athletes are expected to attend any High Performance camps or tournaments that are nominated by SWAS, Golf Australia or the VRAS Network.

Indicative Associated Costs:

SWAS Fees 

- $200+GST

Please note that SWAS  is finalising the program for 2024.  As such, some alterations to the program may still occur.

Golf: About

2024 GOLF ATHLETES

ARCHIE HEFFERNAN

LACHLAN WALKER

BLAKE HEFFERNAN

MOLLY O'BRIEN

JOSEPH BROWN

ELIJAH McLEOD

TIER 4 GOLF ATHLETES

The following athletes have progressed from SWAS to being invited into the Golf Australia Tier 4 High Performance Program in Melbourne.

LACHLAN WALKER

JOSEPH BROWN

BLAKE HEFFERNAN

Golf: Team Members

PROGRAM PARTNERS, SPONSORS & SERVICE PROVIDERS

Working together to support SWAS Athletes

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GOLF AUSTRALIA (VIC)

Program Partner

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VICTORIAN GOLF FOUNDATION

Program Partner (Funding)

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WESTERN DISTRICT GOLF ASSOCIATION

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WARRNAMBOOL GOLF CLUB

Program Partner (Support) & Service Provider

Golf: Clients

ATHLETE APPLICATION FORM
SWAS 2024 Application Form
Applications close 12/4/24
Victorian Golf Association Womens Golf Victoria

Golf: Text
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