Kent Golf Union

How Do I Play for England?

Applications for England Golf Regional Squads 2018-19 are now open.  The closing date for applications is 24 August 2018.  If you think you meet the criteria below and want further information, please contact your team manager or Sarah McDonald in the County Office.  This is an opportunity for those within our U18, U16 and U14 squads who want to test themselves at a higher level.

The criteria for a place on an U18 Regional Squad are as follows:

  • Players should be under 18 years of age at midnight on 1st January in the year following their application. Typically, successful players are aged between the years of 12–17 at the point of recruitment, with their golfing development and ability considered relative to their age;
  • Players must have:
    • A competitive golfing CV and a complete and up to date CONGU CDH (Handicap) record;
    • Qualification and desire to play for England Golf in the future;
    • A strong commitment and work ethic to fulfil their potential in golf;
  • Players contribute positively to the culture of the squad and the high standards of on and off course behaviour to be expected of a player representing England Golf;
  • Full commitment to the Regional Squad Programme at weekend and during school holidays for the following year (a maximum of 30 coaching and match days in total, with further mandatory sessions targeting physical development)

Players that apply for the Regional Coaching Programme who are 16 years of age at midnight on 1st September of the year of their application (having just sat their GCSE examinations and Year 11 school academic year) will automatically be considered for the Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DISE) qualification, provided they met the following additional criteria:

  • Players must have passed in Maths and English GCSE's (or equivalent) or demonstrate their commitment to be working towards these passes in the subsequent academic year as they continue in education;
  • Commitment to gathering the required evidence to qualify for an EDEXCEL Level 3 Diploma in Sporting Excellence

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