2018 Under 19 Talent Development Programme EOI's

Those Under 19 players (as at  October 31st 2018) wishing to be considered for selection into the WGI Talent Development Programme (TDP), previously WGI Academy, for 2018 should complete the Expression Of Interest form on the WGI webpage - click on Junior Golf tab, Wellington TDP > 2018 TDP selection EOI, and complete and submit.

The 2018 TDP will follow a similar format to the 2017 programme.

-  Performance Group for up to 12 players, lead by two coaches, significant parts of the programme being camps away from Wellington focussed of event preparation and course management; modules on  Physio and Strength Conditioning (improvement, prevention, injury analysis and rehab) , Mind Skills Development, Personal Planning, Diet and Rules.

- Development Group for up to 24 players, lead by one coach with assistance as required; the content will be similar, but the format significantly different to previous years. Modules around "just do it" - getting out and playing and having some fun, basic technical, introduction to Physio, Exercise and Diet, introduction to Mind Skills, a Rules module, and a session for Parents/Caregivers/Guardians -your role in a young players development. 

Criteria for consideration are as follows, but not limited to;

  • Performance Group. Interclub (especially Junior Competition) results, Tournament results, Represenative results where applicable, Interpersonal and Communication skills, Leadership, contribution and value to Interclub and Representative teams, where applicable
  • Development Group. Junior Interclub results where applicable, rounds played in a year, handicap reduction, interpersonal and communication skills, enthusiasm and raw potential. 

The final event for consideration will be the Wairarapa 54 Hole Strokeplay 7th / 8th April (primarliy for performance group aspirants), with EOI closing date for both groups being Wednesday April 4th. 

Announcement of the two groups will be in the period following the Wairarapa Open. All under 19 players are entitled to an entrance subsidy for this event - please e/mail office@wgi.co.nz to advise of your participation in the event.