If you're a talented golf player, TeamBU Golf (our community of aspiring golf players) offers lots of opportunities to progress while you study with us.
We are one of the top universities for golf in the UK and receive ongoing support from The R&A (golf's governing body and organiser of The Open Championship) to develop our players. In addition to The R&A, our golf programme is also supported by a Student Leadership team (which includes a President, Captains and Vice-Captains).
If you're successful in TeamBU Golf trials, you'll compete in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues and competitions. We currently have four mixed teams who represent BU in BUCS. You will also have the opportunity to enter World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) tournaments.
As part of TeamBU Golf, you'll benefit from weekly coaching with golf professionals and unlimited use of both a short game practice area and range balls. During the winter, we also run a warm-weather training week abroad for our top 8-10 players.
Meet our Performance Sport golf teams
Mixed Golf 1st team
Mixed Golf 2nd team
Mixed Golf 3rd team
Open to BU Performance Sport students only (following successful try-out at the TeamBU Trials)
Training days and times
To be agreed with TeamBU Golf coaches
Ferndown Golf Club, 119 Golf Links Road, Ferndown BH22 8BU; Parkstone Golf Club, 49A Links Road, Poole BH14 9QS; Parley Golf Centre, Parley Green Lane, Hurn, Christchurch BH23 6BB
Our 1st team play on Sundays and all other teams play on Wednesdays
Annual membership fee
If you're successful in becoming a member of TeamBU Golf, you'll be required to purchase a sport-specific membership.
The membership includes: BUCS affiliation fees, personal sports insurance, weekly coaching and TeamBU transport.
TeamBU Golf are coached by two golf professionals:
- Martyn Thompson (PGA Professional, England Golf coach, Head Professional at Parkstone Golf Club)
- Scott Godfrey (PGA Professional, Head Professional at Ferndown Golf Course)
Rewarding your sporting talents
If you’re a talented golfer, you can apply for our Sports Scholarships, designed to provide you with the funding you need to progress your sporting abilities and take them to the next level. If you are successful in securing a Sports Scholarship, you can also rest assured that it won’t need to be re-paid during your studies or once you graduate.
Available for up to £5,000, our Sports Scholarships can be put towards coaching, equipment, kit and travel costs, competition entry fees and SportBU support services. These include gym membership, chiropractic treatment, sports massage therapy and strength and conditioning – testament to our commitment to helping you perform at the highest level.
Ross Murgatroyd, BU Sport Scholar and budding golf player on the additional support that he’s receiving while studying at BU.
It’s not only about financial support, but all the support services that SportBU offers to scholars: athlete specific workshops, Strength & Conditioning, injury rehab programmes and lifestyle support.