TGSE Bursary Fund Guidelines

Introduction
TGSE recognises that it has important roles in the development of high performance golfers in the country and the development of golf for previously disadvantaged individuals.

To this end TGSE has introduced a bursary scheme for deserving and qualifying players in two categories:

Performance Bursary
Development Bursary

Individuals and corporations are invited to contribute towards the TGSE Bursary Fund, to assist us in providing as many opportunities as possible to deserving candidates.

Below are a set of guidelines that set out the qualifying performance criteria for each of the categories. These bursaries are only applicable for full-time programmes.

Performance Bursary
The following bursaries are available to players who have reached the required South African national rankings as administered by SAGA and Golf RSA.

Top 3 (1-3) ranked Junior Boys Under 15 – 50%
Top 3 (1-3) ranked Junior Boys Under 17 – 50%
Top 3 (1-3) ranked Junior Boys Under 19 – 50%

Top 10 (4-10) ranked Junior Boys Under 15 – 25%
Top 10 (4-10) ranked Junior Boys Under 17 – 25%
Top 10 (4-10) ranked Junior Boys Under 19 – 25%

Top 10 (1-10) SAGA Open Amateur Mens Ranking – 50%
Top 25 (11-25) SAGA Open Amateur Mens Ranking – 25%

Top 5 (1-5) WGSA Ranking (Junior or Senior) – 50%
Top 10 (6-10) WGSA Ranking (Junior or Senior) -25%

South African National Colours (Full, Junior, Male or Female) – 50%

Notes:

• The above does not apply to any other nations ranking or national representation.
• For the purposes of identifying the junior rankings, TGSE recognises as valid those players on the ranking lists that are deemed ‘DNQ’.
• Qualifying for international junior events does not constitute national colours.
• TGSE reserves the right to not award, withhold or withdraw a bursary to an eligible player based on poor conduct, attitude, behaviour or etiquette.
• Bursaries are valid for all TGSE full-time programs that the individual is eligible for.
• The rankings qualifying criteria are effective from November 2017 onwards. Players who have achieved such rankings before November 2017 are not eligible for a bursary in retrospect.
• A bursary may cover different aspects of different TGSE programs and will exclude aspects where external providers are utilised e.g. the Junior Academy programme (the relevant bursary % will be applied to the Golf Programme and the Study Centre fees but the candidate will need to register and pay their selected academic provider their full fees directly).
• The bursary offer is valid for the full duration of the program until completion i.e. Junior Academy from grade 8 to 12 (provided that minimum agreed standards are met).
• Candidates will only qualify for a maximum of a 50% bursary e.g. a player who is a number one ranked junior player who receives national colours will not get 100% bursary.
• If a current TGSE student becomes eligible for a performance bursary, the bursary will be valid for the next calendar year of the program (or other program) following the date of eligibility.
• A bursary candidate will still need to fulfil the enrolment requirements of TGSE, which shall include an interview process.
• The achievement of the qualifying criteria does not automatically grant a candidate admission to TGSE.
• Terms and conditions apply (and may change at the sole discretion of TGSE).

Development Bursary
The following criteria will be assessed:

a) Financial means;
b) Performance record;
c) Attitude and behaviour.

Notes:

• TGSE reserves the right to award development bursaries (and their values) at its sole discretion.
• A bursary candidate will still need to fulfil the enrolment requirements of TGSE, which shall include an interview process.
• Bursaries are valid for all TGSE full-time programs that the individual is eligible for.
• A bursary may cover different aspects of different TGSE programs and may exclude some aspects where external providers are utilised.
• The bursary offer is valid for the duration of the program i.e. Junior Academy from grade 8 to 12 (provided that minimum agreed standards are met).
• Terms and conditions apply (and may change at the sole discretion of TGSE).

Contact Michael Balderstone at michael@tgse-golf.com to apply for a bursary or for information on how to contribute towards the Bursary Fund.