Young golfers on the Golf Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) have won a number of accolades recently according to Sussex Downs College Curriculum Leader, Mark Watts.
“We have qualified for the National finals at St Andrews Bay, Scotland where we will be playing on the Championship Torrance course on 25 and 26 April next year as part of the British Schools and Colleges Tour. We will have a team of six attending the finals. Lewis Tiltman won at the Addington Golf Course on the British Schools and Colleges Tour with a great round of 69. This was with a 3 over front 9 and 3 under back.”
“Finally, Hamish Houston won at the Royal Eastbourne Golf course in the final round of the British Schools and Colleges Tour, a great achievement all round.”
The AASE course being offered by Sussex Downs College has been specifically designed to give recognition to talented golfers, as part of the England Golf Partnerships vision of being ‘The Leading Golf Nation in the World by 2020.’
It aims to support young male and female elite golfers (aged 16-18 at the start of the programme) who can demonstrate the necessary talent, commitment and skill to achieve excellence in golf and who possess a realistic chance of making a career from playing golf.
During the two-year programme students work towards an NVQ Level 3 Achieving Excellence in Sports Performance as well as a BTEC National Certificate in Sport (Performance and Excellence).