High Performance Conditioning for Golf
This module aims to integrate aspects of sport psychology and sports conditioning into the golf coaching process. Its aim is to provide the golf coach/performance specialist with increased armoury for maximising success in competition through an increased awareness of mental preparation techniques and optimising the physical condition of the golfer.
Science at Elite Level Golf (Option)
The module will equip students with an understanding of the scientific considerations at elite level golf. The physiological, biomechanical and nutritional considerations and their application to elite performance is studied.
Golf Research Project (Double module Option)
The project will enable the student to research a golf specific area in detail. The Tutor will guide the student as to suitable topics and enable them to find sources of information. The project might be in a particular specialism that the student wishes to progress to upon graduation.
Golf Research Project (Option)
The aim of the Golf Research Project is to provide an opportunity for students to study a topic of their own choice which is related to their substantive areas of study.
High Performance Coaching for Golf
This module aims to develop the principles and skills of golf coaching and apply them to high performance settings. It aims to engage the student in critical discussion regarding issues of competitive coaching settings and the management of high performance environments within golf.
Golf Industry Consultancy
This module aims to consolidate personal competencies in a wide range of areas associated with work activity and practice in order to ensure an effective transition from higher education to work. It will include: to maintain a commitment to continuing professional development which will continue beyond the requirements of the course into the work situation as a career skill, to ensure an effective job search has been undertaken in order to match personal skills, abilities and achievements with potential career paths and employers; to provide opportunities for students to further develop transferable skills for an effective role in the workplace.
Coaching Specific Golf Groups (Option)
The module aims to demonstrate the potential variation in golf participants, and how these variations affect the coaching and training of the participants. The module focuses on a variety of physical disabilities as well as children, the elderly and the female performers.
- Entry requirements
- Learning and assessment
- Professional accreditations
- Special requirements
Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject or 2 years (one at Level 4 and the other at Level 5) of Honours Degree work in a related discipline achieved at 'pass' standard or above. Applicants with alternative equivalent qualifications will also be considered positively. Applicants must also produce evidence of successfully completing a research based module at level 5.
Applicants for whom English is a second language must be able to demonstrate proof of International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at level 6.0 (with no component score lower than 5.5) or equivalent.
All offers may be subject to successful interview
Learning and assessment
Students will be exposed to a variety of learning environments including lectures, seminars, workshops and practical sessions. They will have access to up to date ICT, analysis and sports science equipment.
Students are expected to undertake extensive independent study and research to support lectures, seminars and assessments. Group work and group presentations form an important part of the course. Students will have access to specialist IT hardware and software, an on-line learning environment and reference facility.
Students will face a variety of assessments including essays, reports, multimedia presentations, mini projects practical coaching sessions, coaching review, and reports, performance profile, oral defence, case studies, portfolios and posters.
What work experience can I get?
Students will have opportunities to build their experiences during project work and across all modules within the programme. Many assessments take a vocational approach and students have the opportunity to work with on-site PGA Professionals in order to build experience at elite level.
On successful completion of the course, students may apply for post-graduate studies (e.g. MA, MPhil, PhD) and can obtain advice and guidance from both Myerscough and University staff.
What careers can you follow?
The course aims to provide a programme of golf coaching and performance education which will enable degree holders to analyse key academic themes in the subject area and critically evaluate the wide range of coaching issues and practices within different sectors of the Golf Industry, which will therefore prepare them for a successful career in the UK or overseas. The course promotes an ethos of self-development and reflection throughout the curriculum in order to foster that greater personal awareness and confidence necessary to manage others.
Links with Professional Body:
The College works closely with:
· Professional Golfers Association (PGA)
· Royal and Ancient
· English Golf Union (EGU)
Additional costs for items that are essential for the course include:
- Student corporate clothing - £75.00
Additional costs for opportunities and items that are optional for the course include:
- Dunhill Links Championship, St Andrews (PGA European Tour) - £100.00
- Turkish Airlines Open, Antalya (PGA European Tour) - £625.00
- BMW PGA Championship, Wentworth (PGA European Tour) - £120.00
- Warm Weather Training Camp, Vilamoura, Portugal - £725.00
- Golf Course (Myerscough College GC) Membership - £49.00
- Annual Locker Hire - £10
- Collegiate / Prospects Tour Membership - £100 (+ fee per qualifying event)