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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 encourage competitive training and play, readying athletes for tournaments, and therefore compliment any lessons/training they are receiving or have received.

Program Structure

Sessions involve a mixture of technical coaching, sport specific training and competition program, group training days, competition support and access to information for athletes in areas such as skill development and competition preparation.  In most instances, sessions will occur at Warrnambool Golf Club.

 

Benefits to athletes selected in SWAS:

  • Group sessions with a local pro

  • Tournament support across the program at identified junior tournaments

  • 2x sessions with Golf Australia coaches 

  • Golf Australia High Performance Training Day.

  • Musculoskeletal screening – conducted by qualified Exercise Physiologists to guide S&C programming and sports specific training 

  • Access to strength and conditioning sessions in a facility in the athlete’s shire over the course of the program. Sessions are ran by qualified strength and conditioning coaches 

  • S&C programs built and delivered through the TeamBuildr app. 

  • Education sessions delivered by industry professionals- including injury prevention, recovery, nutrition, sports psychology, sports integrity and specific much more 

  • Skill development and planning with accredited coaches 

  • Sports science fitness testing used to inform S&C and sports specific training over the course of the program 

  • SWAS will support state and national athletes for travel and accommodation to tournaments subject to funding from the Victorian Government Pathway Travel Grant

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 Costs:

- New Athlete $470 inc GST

- Returning Athlete $420 inc GST

Golf: About

GOLF ATHLETES

BLAKE HEFFERNAN

ELIJAH MCLEOD

FRED BEASLEY

GEORGE BEASLEY

JOSEPH BROWN

MOLLY O'BRIEN

LACHLAN WALKER

TOM BAKER

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 2023 Application Form
Applications close January 31st, 2023
Victorian Golf Association Womens Golf Victoria

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