England Golf Regional Squads

Congratulations to Tilly Garfoot, who has been selected for the England Golf East Midlands U18 Regional Squad on the DISE program (Diploma in Sporting Excellence) and Ellise Rymer, selected in the England Golf U16 Regional squad.

Each year England Golf seeks talented youngsters from across the country to form 20 regional coaching squads for training over the winter months.

Young golfers (under 18 years) can apply for the boys’ and girls’ regional coaching programme for one year and the DiSE program for two years (please see below).

It could be the stepping stone to great things. Past Masters champion Danny Willett is among the graduates of England regional training program

The most frequent question we get asked: “How do I get on an England Team?”

We have a number of excellent ranking systems available to us in the amateur game that help us to recognise who the best performing golfers are in an objective way.

We also have a team of coaches and managers that attend the major amateur tournaments at girls/boys and womens/mens levels to continuously assess the players that are performing well and deserve the chance to represent England.

Our Selection Policy details the key England Team selections that are made throughout the course of the season. Players who perform well, consistently achieve good results and show a good attitude on and off the golf course will be rewarded with England representation when the opportunity arises.

The Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE)

The DiSE programme is designed to measure an athletes’ ability to plan, apply and evaluate their development within all aspects of golf.

All players completing and passing the Level 3 Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE) programme will be awarded 64 UCAS points.

The programme covers a range of modules including but not limited to:

  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Media and Communication Skills
  • Career development

Who delivers DiSE?

The DiSE programme is delivered in partnership between England Golf and Loughborough College. Players will be expected to attend national/regional camps that provide a diverse blend of ideas technical and tactical know how and thought provoking presentations contributing to the  portfolio work.