Links course holds no fears for Ellesmere’s newest Golf Champion.
Ellesmere College Golf Academy is celebrating today after one of its star players, Dylan Jones (Year 10) came first in the British Schools Golf Northern Links Open (Top Nett score). The tournament, held at the wonderfully challenging links course at Fleetwood Golf Club is part of the Independent Schools Golf Association qualifiers that are held throughout the year.
Established in 2006, the ISGA runs a series of events for schools throughout the UK. In 2011 the British Schools & Colleges tour was set up to allow teams from all schools and colleges in the UK to take part in a national event.
Mr Harry Orr, Golf Liaison said "Dylan totally mastered the course to record one of the lowest gross scores the course has witnessed. He beat the nearest player by ten strokes, taking only 30 putts over 18 holes. He displayed a great calmness in his game and many other spectators commented upon his control and focus"
Dylan joined the Ellesmere Golf academy at the start of Year 9 and has access to a full and rounded golf education, covering all aspects of the game. The on-site facilities are excellent and include a CONGU certified nine-hole golf course, an artificial putting green and access to strength, conditioning, fitness and cardiovascular gyms, on campus, supervised by a fitness coach; all areas that Dylan makes reference to in his golf progress this year.
Dylan said, "The golf academy at Ellesmere was a real attraction for me coming to the College and from day one, I have really been supported by all staff in my academic and golf development. My game and confidence has really increased and to win this tournament is really pleasing as it shows I am making the right progress for my game".
The Golf Programme provides a professional platform for pupils to take their golf to a higher level whilst undertaking academic studies. The full-time programme gives a minimum 6 hour's supervised tuition a week, including video analysis, long and short game development, on course observation and fitness. All tuition is provided by PGA golf professional, James Davies.
The purpose of the programme is to enhance the excellent provision for participation in sport that exists at Ellesmere and to allow individual pupils to experience a unique approach to their academic and sporting talents to a level not normally supported in schools. The golf academy sits alongside 6 other academy areas, with each having representation from County to International level and beyond.
23rd March 2018 Back to News