Students can benefit from elite scheme

Talented young golfers continuing their education between the ages of 16 and 19, are encouraged to consider applying to join the England Futures Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence programme,

AASE is about to enter its third year within the East region. It is a two-year elite athlete development programme, exclusively available to talented young golfers, male and female, who have demonstrated the commitment and skill to suggest they have a realistic chance to make a career from playing golf, either for England or as playing professionals.

There is no cost to the young athletes enrolled on the programme, with only a limited number of places awarded at the discretion of the English Golf Union and English Women's Golf Association. There are however entry requirements: that all the athletes are enrolled on two or more A-levels or on a Level 3 Diploma in Sport or Sport Science, with all study undertaken at a school or college of their choice. All entrants must also possess four GCSEs at Grade C or above, and have a proven dedication to and track record in achieving excellence in golf.

Within the East region – Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Bedfordshire – the programme is hosted at the EGU Regional Performance Centre at Stoke-by-Nayland Golf Club. Leading the coaching programme are EGU regional coaches David Brooks and Chris Jenkins, with support from regional assistant coach Roly Hitchcock.

For more information contact East Region AASE Manager Alan Hill at or on 01263 731698 or visit

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