2017 Performance & Development Academy

Wellington Golf are proud to have successful development programs for young emerging golfers.  The Academy was established in 2005 by Wellington Professional golfer Mark Brown, with the generous support of Pelorus Trust. It provides assistance for Elite/High Performance and Developing U19 boys and girls, including coaching, golf equipment, tournament support and sessions in golf psychology, physiology and nutrition.

Performance Group

This group is comprised of up to 12 U19 boys & girls who have attained a standard of play regarded as being at the elite amateur level within the Wellington District. These players are expected to represent Wellington at the U19 level, and potentially the Interprovincial level.  They are also considered to have the potential to become a nationally successful golfer

Development Group

The Development group (of up to 30 U19 boys & girls) consists of young golfers who have either

  1. demonstrated good skills & clear potential, or
  2. are beginning to show potential

The Development Academy provides specialised sessions to assist with the development of U19 boys and girls and is a feeder group for the High Performance Group, as well as targeting young golfers who show promise for the future

In 2016, the WGI High Performance & Development Academy selection criteria is aligned with that set down by NZ Golf for the National Development Programme.  The WGI Academy contributes to supporting the Elite Player Pathway.

Our WGI High Performance Plan, which outline the purpose and focus of the WGI High Performance and the Development Academy is available for download below.

2017 Academy selection

For U19 players wishing to be considered for selection for the WGI Academy they are required to complete the expression of interest form.