TGSE’s Junior Academy is a full-time programme for junior golf, ages 14 to 18, where learners combine elite golf training with a quality, internationally recognised school education. View the video on the left of this page to see TGSE in action.
TGSE has collaborated with British International Distance College, a registered provider of the Cambridge International Examinations system and Impak to provide the education part of the programme. Scholars study towards IGCSE & AS / A-Level qualifications and CAPS programmes which are highly regarded and recognised both locally and worldwide.
The education component is distance based, with tutor support and supervised classes. This unique approach provides exceptional academic support, whilst providing young golfers with the flexibility to adapt their study time around their tournament and training schedule. This modern style of education is becoming more popular with talented young athletes due to the benefits that it provides.
The students spilt their days between the classroom, the range, the gym and the golf course. The students receive 100% supervision throughout their schedule to ensure disciplined training and study is guaranteed. Our success in accelerating the learning in both golf performance and academics is second to none.
Elite Training & Performance Development
Skills & Technical Training
Players receive world class coaching from a team of PGA Coaches. All coaches follow the Total Golf Coaching System. Training comes in the form of private sessions, squad training, skills training and on-course sessions. Full use is made of the latest coaching technology, training aids and skills development methods to accelerate the improvement process.
Students receive twice weekly group training in golf fitness and physical literacy in our on-site fitness centre. The focus of the training is to create mobility, stability, speed, strength and power to ensure the maximum benefit for the golf swing. Each student is assessed 4 times year and a personal fitness programme is developed. Student have unlimited access to the TGSE Fitness Centre. Private sessions with our resident Strength and Conditioning Specialist are also available at additional charge.
Students receive weekly mental training and motivational sessions in a group format. Private sessions with our resident Mental Coach and Sports Psychologists are also available at additional charge.
TGSE students compete in weekly strokeplay tournaments and multi-round championships, which form the basis of the TGSE Junior Order of Merit. All vital statistics are analysed to help form the students Performance Development Programme. Students are also expected to compete in local and national junior tournaments.
Parent Communication & Progress Reports
Parents are able to keep up to date with all training activities, tournament results and progress through our use of various communication tools. We use an app that allows parents to have real time access to the training process and history of the student on a daily basis. TGSE has also developed a unique statistics and reporting software system, through which parents can view scores and statistics updated on a weekly basis.
Parents also receive reports at the end of each cycle containing tournament scores, vital statistics, academic results and attitude assessments.
We utilise the British International Distance College to provide us with the Cambridge education system. The Cambridge philosophy of education underpins courses which are demanding, challenging and thoroughly prepare students for tertiary study and the demands of modern life. Qualification through Cambridge University’s International Examinations board in Checkpoint, Foundation, IGCSE (O Levels) and AS Levels (Advanced Subsidiary Levels) are accepted in over 160 countries.
On completion of your selected course you will have a Cambridge International Examinations board qualification. Students write examinations set and marked at the Cambridge University in the UK.
We utilise highly experienced and skilled tutors to provide our students with daily assistance in all subject areas. Students are given individual attention in an environment that provides extensive nurturing while creating a strong sense of self-discipline. This controlled and disciplined structure promotes high quality learning, allows each student to reach their potential academically and promotes the commitment and behaviour required to be a professional athlete.
Who Should Apply?
Talented junior golfers who wish to devote more time to their golf, in a disciplined environment to help them to achieve their dreams of a successful playing career, while still receiving a high level of education. Players who wish to give themselves that extra edge over the competition that can make the difference between success and failure.
- Successful completion of the previous school grade.
- A passion and a talent for golf. Lower handicaps are given preference for enrolment.
- All applicants must undergo:
- Interview with TGSE enrolment panel
- Interview with British International Distance College
- Game Assessment Session *
* ZAR500 interview & assessment fee payable.
Boarding facilities will be available for our Johannesburg campus from January 2017.
For more information on TGSE Junior Academy please contact
079 448 6690