TeamBU Sports Brief
At SportBU we have 6 mixed teams that compete in the BUCS league and Trophy competitions. We work closely with the R&A to develop our golf programme and nurture young talent. We receive an annual grant from the R&A to enhance the standard and support in golf development.
Our golf programme is led by Scott Godfrey (PGA AA Professional, current under 18 National Girls Coach and Head Professional at Ferndown Golf Course) and Martin Thompson (PGA AA Professional, long game specialist and current Dorset County Coach).
If you would like to find out more about golf opportunities at Bournemouth University please Contact Martin Wells
Leagues & Competition Information
For the 17/18 season our first team will compete in the Premier League South (highest division) of the BUCS league as well as the Championship competition, both our second and third teams will compete in Tier 1A (highest division in the western region) and the national Trophy competition, both our fourth and fifth teams will compete in Tier 2A and the western Conference Cup and finally our sixth team will compete in Tier 3A.
- Mixed 1st team – Premier League South
- Mixed 2nd team – Tier 1A
- Mixed 3rd team – Tier 1A
- Mixed 4th team – Tier 2A
- Mixed 5th team – Tier2A
- Mixed 6th team (new of 2017/18) – Tier 3A
First team reached final of the national Championship 2016/17.
Second team’s Alice Kozlowski awarded Sports Woman of the Year at the 2016/17 Sports Ball.
Third team reached semi-finals of national Trophy 2016/17.
Fourth team reached semi-finals of Conference Cup 2016/17.
Training & Conditioning
- Weekly short game lessons in teams with Martyn or Scott
- Individual coaching with Martyn & Scott*
- Unlimited free range balls (Playgolf)
- Entry fee, travel and accommodation (when needed) for all BUCS league matches
- Entry fee, travel, accommodation and practice rounds for BUCS individual Tour events
- Annual Warm Weather Training (one week intense training)
- Short game training camps
- Two selected players are funded to compete in the Championships at St Andrews, Boyd Quaich International (old and new course)
- Free playing golf balls
- Weekly golf specific Strength and Conditioning sessions
* Top 3 teams only
As part of each team’s weekly training schedule additional specific sessions on flexibility, SAQ (Strength, Agility and Quickness) and fitness are provided by a full time Strength & Conditioning (S&C) Coach. Our coaches work alongside the S&C coach to identify areas to focus this sports specific training to improve physical strength, power and performance.
Partnerships & Facilities
Athletes who have played or competed at a regional, national or semi-professional standard will be eligible to Apply for a Scholarship to support them in their sport whilst at university. These are currently available to all new and returning students. Want more information on Scholarships before you apply, simply follow the link below:
Performance players are selected to compete in the BUCS individual strokeplay championships. Additionally two players each year are invited to compete in the Championships at St Andrews, Boyd Quaich International (old and new course).
BU Golf team players can represent Dudsbury Golf Club. Performance players can be nominated to represent English and British universities and previous members of the team have been chosen to represent Great Britain at the World Games.
There are also opportunities to represent Dorset County Squads and attend winter training.
Coaching Opportunities/ Degree Courses
The School of Tourism at Bournemouth University offers a degree in Golf Management. More information can be found here: BSc Sports Management Golf.
The R&A also provide Individual Scholarship opportunities for students who hold a current handicap of +1 or better for men and 2 or better for women or have been identified by their national governing body and offered a place in a national squad.