PGA Golf Performance Program

Tournament Play, World Class Facilities, Training and Education

Based at the PGA Academy at the Sandhurst Club in Victoria, the program is 1 year in duration and is designed to help single-figure handicap golfers to take the next step in their careers, preparing them to thrive both on and off the course.

Program Features

  • Tournament play in 12 x 54 hole stroke play tournaments, 2 x 72 hole stroke play tournaments plus many more 18 hole and 36 hole stroke play matches
  • Elite coaching from PGA Academy coaches
  • Training in an elite environment with single figure handicap golfers
  • A highly structured training program that improves the technical, physical, mental and tactical areas of your game
  • Pathway into PGA programs such as the Member Pathway Program
  • Membership at the Sandhurst Club, Victoria – 36 Holes of Championship Golf
  • Unlimited range balls for 12 months

The program has a number of specific outcomes available for graduates including;

  • Eligibility for Recognition For Prior Learning (RPL) towards Stage 2 PGA Core Competencies of the Membership Pathway Program (subject to golf and academic performance)
  • Employment opportunities in the golf industry
  • Preparation for future tournament play in amateur and professional events

Face to Face Training

Lectures and workshops will be interactive and highly golf specific to ensure your training is relevant to the golf industry and individually improves the golf performance of the students. Attendance at 80% or more of lectures is a minimum requirement for all students. Lectures and squad practice will be conducted 4 days per week from Monday to Thursday around the tournament schedule. A typical day commences at 8:30am and concludes at 3:30pm.

Tournament Schedule

A strong schedule of 12 x 54 hole tournaments, 2 x 72 hole tournaments and multiple 18 hole and 36 hole matches is scheduled throughout the year. These matches will be a combination of PGA Associate matches and Performance Program matches. The format for these tournaments is strokeplay on a variety of championship courses in Victoria. All tournaments are scheduled between Monday and Wednesday. The tournaments are played in blocks so students can train and develop their game over a period of weeks before testing their game under tournament conditions over a series of weeks.

Training Venue

The program is based at the Sandhurst Club in Melbourne, Victoria. All squad practice, lessons and lectures will be at the Sandhurst Club. PGA Associate matches will be at selected venues around metropolitan Melbourne and occasionally country Victoria. The Sandhurst Club includes 36 holes of championship golf with a 270m practice fairway, short game area with bunkers and two large putting greens. The Sandhurst Club has hosted numerous PGA events such as the Victorian PGA Championship and Stage 1 of the PGA Tour of Australasia Qualifying School.

Intake Dates

There will be four (4) intake dates for the Golf Performance Program in 2024.

2024 Dates

Term 1

Monday January 29th – Thursday March 28th = 9 weeks

Term 2

Monday April 15th – Thursday June 27th = 11 weeks

Term 3

Monday July 15th – Thursday September 19th = 10 weeks

Term 4

Monday October 7th – Thursday December 12th = 10 weeks

Entry Requirements

All applicants for the program must be a minimum of 18-years-old at the commencement of the program. Additionally, to qualify for the program, it is a PGA requirement that applicants have a GA golf handicap of 9 or less. The Golf Performance Program is open to both domestic and international students.

Applications for the Golf Performance Program are open year-round.

Enquire now to learn more about the Golf Performance Program