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Golf

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.

Golf team TeamBU Golf players at a BUCS tournament

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

Key information

Eligibility

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 

Training venues

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

Fixtures

Our 1st team play on Sundays and all other teams play on Wednesdays 

Annual affiliation fee

If you're successful in becoming a member of TeamBU Golf, you'll be required to affiliate to SportBU. The annual fee is £75 and includes; BUCS affiliation fees, personal sports insurance, weekly coaching and conditioning sessions and TeamBU transport.

Our coaches

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.

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Ross Murgatroyd

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.

Find out more about Performance Sport at BU

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TASS accreditation

Backed by Sport England, the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) helps you successfully balance your sporting career and studies – so you don't have to choose between the two.

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Trials and affiliation

If you think you have what it takes to become a Performance Sport athlete, you will need to try out for Team BU. Find out how to register and when our trials take place

Gym weights room

Strength & Conditioning training

Essentially, Strength & Conditioning will help you to be the best version of you, through both strength training and aerobic conditioning (and a variety of other methods too).