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College Student Open Day

Saturday 27th April 2024

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Excellent BTEC Results

Congratulations to all our BTEC students on achieving excellent results.

In brief:

  • 100% of students passed,
  • 80% of students achieved D D D grades or better,
  • 53% of the cohort achieved the top grades of D* D* D*

All students have successfully met their entry requirements for their first choice of university.

The Golf College

Welcome to The Golf College – where golfing excellence meets education. Based at Lindfield Golf Club since 2007, our unique program offers students an unparalleled golfing experience. With management control of our own facility, we provide unlimited access to the golf course, practice balls, Trackman, long game and short game facilities, as well as 50+ tournament rounds per year, including our own PGA Professional event and WAGA events.

Our elite coaching team, consisting of nationally and internationally recognized coaches, provides an average of 17 hours of coaching per week, including 6 full-time coaches and specialists in areas such as putting, chipping, bio-mechanics, and sports psychology. With a coach to an Open Champion, two European Tour players, and a Trackman Master Professional on our team, we are dedicated to helping each student reach their full potential. Join us and become the best golfer you can be.

Study with us The Golf College

Everything the student needs is onsite;

  • 18 hole golf course

  • 16 bay covered driving range

  • Short game area

  • Putting practice areas

  • Dedicated classrooms

  • Gym

  • Dining facilities

  • Locker room

  • Student common room

EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

Our educational record is outstanding and well above the national average for achievement in the BTEC qualification. In previous years an average of 85% of our students have achieved Distinctions leading to opportunities in Higher Education.

In addition, for those students who have not achieved satisfactory grades in GCSE English and Maths we provide extra tuition in these subjects. We are an approved Examination Centre and conduct nationally audited English and Maths exams on site.

Uniquely the college spends its winter term from January to March in Portugal and is the only college in the UK which is allowed to deliver The BTEC Extended Diploma in this way. This provides our students with the unique opportunity to continue with both their education and their golf development during the British winter.

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OUR EXPERIENCE

Which has been gathered over the last 15 years has enabled us to understand and guide any student who embarks on their journey with us, not only providing them with a unique educational and golfing experience, but also life after the college, whether that is with us through our own BA Honours Degrees, college in the USA and even Professional ranks.

Below is an outline of what each student receives:

  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
    (delivered by our educational partners and taught in small class groups allowing for more personal attention.)
  • PGA Professional Trackman Golf Coaching
  • Specialist short game, long game and putting coaching
  • Mental toughness coaching from a top sports psychologist
  • 3-D Bio-mechanics analysis feeding into swing coaching and improvement
  • 17+ hours of golf coaching per week from a team of 6 highly respected coaches
  • Unlimited access to golf course, unlimited free practice range balls, trackman, long game and short game facilities
  • 50+ competition rounds per year including our own PGA professional event and a WAGA event
  • One entire term (January through March) in Portugal where the student’s education and golf development continues.

EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

Our educational record is outstanding and well above the national average for achievement in the BTEC qualification. In previous years an average of 85% of our students have achieved Distinctions leading to opportunities in Higher Education.

In addition, for those students who have not achieved satisfactory grades in GCSE English and Maths we provide extra tuition in these subjects. We are an approved Examination Centre and conduct nationally audited English and Maths exams on site.

Uniquely the college spends its winter term from January to March in Portugal and is the only college in the UK which is allowed to deliver The BTEC Extended Diploma in this way. This provides our students with the unique opportunity to continue with both their education and their golf development during the British winter.

OUR EXPERIENCE

Which has been gathered over the last 14 years has enabled us to understand and guide any student who embarks on their journey with us, not only providing them with a unique educational and golfing experience, but also life after the college, whether that is with us through our own BA Honours Degrees, college in the USA and even Professional ranks.

Below is an outline of what each student receives:

  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
    (taught in small class groups allowing for more personal attention.)
  • PGA Professional Trackman Golf Coaching
  • Specialist short game, long game and putting coaching
  • Mental toughness coaching from a top sports psychologist
  • 3-D Bio-mechanics analysis feeding into swing coaching and improvement
  • 17+ hours of golf coaching per week from a team of 6 highly respected coaches
  • Unlimited access to golf course, unlimited free practice range balls, trackman, long game and short game facilities
  • 50+ competition rounds per year including our own PGA professional event and a WAGA event
  • One entire term (January through March) in Portugal where the student’s education and golf development continues.

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PARENT/STUDENT INFO

The vision of The Golf College in West Sussex, UK is precisely as you’d expect: expansive, ambitious and all-inclusive. For our players, we expect to help you become the best that you can be; to give you an education and a qualification you can use; and to put you on a career path in the golfing world.

The vision of The Golf College, West Sussex, for our teachers, is that they will deliver the highest quality of speciality coaching and educational teaching for golf and for careers in golf – including the physical, mental and academic preparation that will give our students the start they need.

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  • Students will live in family accommodation.
  • All families have been carefully selected, CRB checked and inspected by Fiona Handcock, who has 27 years experience in teaching, looking after and placing students in host family accommodation.
  • Most of our families are in the Haywards Heath/Lindfield/Cuckfield/Burgess Hill area and have many years experience in hosting overseas language students and are used to caring for young people away from home.
  • Accommodation will be in twin or single rooms, 1, 2 or 3 students to a family. Rooms will have a bed, wardrobe and cupboard space and a desk with chair for homework for each student.
  • The families provide comfortable family accommodation, two meals a day (breakfast and evening meal) and students live with them as a family member and may enjoy normal family activities with them.
  • Students join their families on Monday evening after college and depart on Friday morning to go to college. Extra nights or weekend stays may be arranged on an individual basis with each family. The Golf College provides a minibus service transporting students to and from Lindfield am and pm with pick-up points in Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill and en-route.

Our facilities are all on-site.

  • 300 Yard Grass Range
  • Trackman Launch Monitor
  • Fully Equipped Gym
  • 2 Purpose Built Class Rooms
  • 18 Hole Golf Course
  • Putting & Short Game Zones
  • Indoor Swing & Putting Studio

During the UK winter months the golf students head of to our locations in Spain and Portugal.

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TESTIMONIALS

Hi Paul,
Hope that you are staying fit and well with everything that is going on!
Amidst all of the doom and gloom I just wanted to say a big thanks and how impressed I am with Max’s golfing development to date. Having watched him practice since his return from Portugal and played a number of rounds with him, he is now a totally different player. Ball striking, ball flight, consistency and mental game are worlds apart from where he started with you and he’s highly motivated to work hard and improve. He’s now targeting his short game as an area that he really wants to improve and it’s so lovely to see him so enthusiastic about how good he can be!
Thanks so much and please thank your team for inspiring him so much!
Parent, feedback

I really enjoyed all my student golf education at The Golf College. The level of professionalism shown by all the team of golf instruction staff was superb!! I enjoyed playing golf to such a great level, the physical training and in class education by staff was so professional. My golf career has started thank you.

Lauren, ex-student

Thank you for an engaging, fun and professional golf education programme. My golfing skills, abilities and performance have increased working hard with the instructors has given me the confidence to start my professional golf career. Thank you to all the mazing, friendly golf college staff.

Stephen, ex-student

I would to say how grateful I am to The Golf College instructors for their excellent golf education I received. I really enjoyed every minute playing golf with true professional golfers, the on-site golf facilities are excellent. My in class and physical training was hard but so worth it. Thanks to you all.

Lewis, ex-student

Thank you Paul Lyons and your amazing golf education team for providing me with all the professional golf training I needed. Great golfing facilities, lovely food and brilliant location for golf. Thank you to golf instructors Tim Spence, Jack Bado, Paul Lyons really enjoyed my course time with The Golf College.

David, ex-student

A big thank you to all the golf coaching staff instructors Denis Pugh, Paul Lyons and extended team. I truly enjoyed my student time with you all, a great learning experience at a beautiful location. Thank you all so much!

James, ex-student

Thank you Paul Lyons, Denis Pugh for the professional training I received at The Golf College. The excellent education has provided me with the core professional golfing skills to enhance my performance in golf tournaments. My time at the Golf College as a student was professional, educational and fun. Thank you!!

Elizabeth, ex-student
Regarding Harry’s first year with you, I can only say that we are absolutely delighted with how you and your team have handled him.
Not only has his golf come on in leaps and bounds, but he has grown up a huge amount. I can’t thank you all enough, so please pass on My thanks to Jeanette, Dennis and all of the coaches, teachers and other staff.
Parent, feedback

A big thank you to all the golf coaching staff instructors Denis Pugh, Paul Lyons and extended team. I truly enjoyed my student time with you all, a great learning experience at a beautiful location. Thank you all so much!

James, ex-student

Thank you Paul Lyons and your amazing golf education team for providing me with all the professional golf training I needed. Great golfing facilities, lovely food and brilliant location for golf. Thank you to golf instructors Tim Spence, Jack Bado, Paul Lyons really enjoyed my course time with The Golf College.

David, ex-student

The Golf College has a fantastic team of professional golf instructors, education staff, really enjoyed my course time. The level of education was 100% ideally suited to my learning ability, my golfing skills and performance have improved significantly over six month period. Thank you so much! Paul Lyons, Denis Pugh and team.

Paul, ex-student

Thank you Paul Lyons, Denis Pugh for the professional training I received at The Golf College. The excellent education has provided me with the core professional golfing skills to enhance my performance in golf tournaments. My time at the Golf College as a student was professional, educational and fun. Thank you!!

Elizabeth, ex-student

Thank you for an engaging, fun and professional golf education programme. My golfing skills, abilities and performance have increased working hard with the instructors has given me the confidence to start my professional golf career. Thank you to all the mazing, friendly golf college staff.

Stephen, ex-student

I really enjoyed all my student golf education at The Golf College. The level of professionalism shown by all the team of golf instruction staff was superb!! I enjoyed playing golf to such a great level, the physical training and in class education by staff was so professional. My golf career has started thank you.

Lauren, ex-student

I would to say how grateful I am to The Golf College instructors for their excellent golf education I received. I really enjoyed every minute playing golf with true professional golfers, the on-site golf facilities are excellent. My in class and physical training was hard but so worth it. Thanks to you all.

Lewis, ex-student
Dear Paul,

unfortunately i can’t manage to visit you and your great team personally. I hope i can catch up on in some month.

I want to say thank you very much for your very good work and for to time you spent with David. He had such a great year at your college, growing as a person and golfer. He liked the training and the conversations with Dennis, the trainer team, but specially with you so much.

Also i want to thank you that David can contact you after the college time and ask you for assistance if he will need in the states.

I wish you a lot of success with your pupils and the golf college – you are doing a great job !!!

I definitively will visit you when i a will be the next time in England. If you are in our region, please do not hesitate to visit our place, you are always very welcome !

very best regards from Austria , also to Jeanette

Parent, feedback

I would to say how grateful I am to The Golf College instructors for their excellent golf education I received. I really enjoyed every minute playing golf with true professional golfers, the on-site golf facilities are excellent. My in class and physical training was hard but so worth it. Thanks to you all.

Lewis, ex-student

Thank you Paul Lyons, Denis Pugh for the professional training I received at The Golf College. The excellent education has provided me with the core professional golfing skills to enhance my performance in golf tournaments. My time at the Golf College as a student was professional, educational and fun. Thank you!!

Elizabeth, ex-student

Thank you Paul Lyons and your amazing golf education team for providing me with all the professional golf training I needed. Great golfing facilities, lovely food and brilliant location for golf. Thank you to golf instructors Tim Spence, Jack Bado, Paul Lyons really enjoyed my course time with The Golf College.

David, ex-student

The Golf College has a fantastic team of professional golf instructors, education staff, really enjoyed my course time. The level of education was 100% ideally suited to my learning ability, my golfing skills and performance have improved significantly over six month period. Thank you so much! Paul Lyons, Denis Pugh and team.

Paul, ex-student

I really enjoyed all my student golf education at The Golf College. The level of professionalism shown by all the team of golf instruction staff was superb!! I enjoyed playing golf to such a great level, the physical training and in class education by staff was so professional. My golf career has started thank you.

Lauren, ex-student

Thank you for an engaging, fun and professional golf education programme. My golfing skills, abilities and performance have increased working hard with the instructors has given me the confidence to start my professional golf career. Thank you to all the mazing, friendly golf college staff.

Stephen, ex-student

A big thank you to all the golf coaching staff instructors Denis Pugh, Paul Lyons and extended team. I truly enjoyed my student time with you all, a great learning experience at a beautiful location. Thank you all so much!

James, ex-student

A big thank you to all the golf coaching staff instructors Denis Pugh, Paul Lyons and extended team. I truly enjoyed my student time with you all, a great learning experience at a beautiful location. Thank you all so much!

James, ex-student

Thank you Paul Lyons and your amazing golf education team for providing me with all the professional golf training I needed. Great golfing facilities, lovely food and brilliant location for golf. Thank you to golf instructors Tim Spence, Jack Bado, Paul Lyons really enjoyed my course time with The Golf College.

David, ex-student

Thank you Paul Lyons, Denis Pugh for the professional training I received at The Golf College. The excellent education has provided me with the core professional golfing skills to enhance my performance in golf tournaments. My time at the Golf College as a student was professional, educational and fun. Thank you!!

Elizabeth, ex-student

Thank you for an engaging, fun and professional golf education programme. My golfing skills, abilities and performance have increased working hard with the instructors has given me the confidence to start my professional golf career. Thank you to all the mazing, friendly golf college staff.

Stephen, ex-student

I really enjoyed all my student golf education at The Golf College. The level of professionalism shown by all the team of golf instruction staff was superb!! I enjoyed playing golf to such a great level, the physical training and in class education by staff was so professional. My golf career has started thank you.

Lauren, ex-student

The Golf College has a fantastic team of professional golf instructors, education staff, really enjoyed my course time. The level of education was 100% ideally suited to my learning ability, my golfing skills and performance have improved significantly over six month period. Thank you so much! Paul Lyons, Denis Pugh and team.

Paul, ex-student

I would to say how grateful I am to The Golf College instructors for their excellent golf education I received. I really enjoyed every minute playing golf with true professional golfers, the on-site golf facilities are excellent. My in class and physical training was hard but so worth it. Thanks to you all.

Lewis, ex-student

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