“St Andrews is internationally renowned in the world of golf and golfing opportunities at St Leonards are incomparable.” Clare Muir, St Leonards Director of Sport
St Leonards National Junior Golf Championships 2016/17
Thank you to everyone who attended the St Leonards National Junior Golf Championships 2016/2017 on Friday, 28 April 2017. Please click here to review the results of the Balgove U9, U11, and U13, as well as the U11 and U13 Strathtyrum event.
We are already looking forward to our next competition!
Golf at St Leonards
With the most famous golf links in the world right on our doorstep, St Leonards pupils have an unrivalled chance to learn and play the game in its most revered location.
Our students have access, at an incredibly low cost, to the seven St Andrews Links courses, including the world famous Old Course. The renowned championship courses of Carnoustie, Gleneagles, Kingsbarnes and Muirfield are also easily accessible from St Andrews. Coupled with covered and open air, floodlit practice facilities at the St Andrews Links Golf Academy, it’s the perfect location for any young golfer.
Opportunities for all
Everybody at St Leonards therefore has the chance to play golf, regardless of age or ability. From the age of four, children are taught generic skills such as body management, locomotion and hand eye co-ordination. As they progress through the school, pupils receive coaching at the Links Academy as part of their timetabled PE lessons and/or as a co-curricular activity choice. They develop their long and short game as well as considering the rules of the game, etiquette and course management.
Throughout the year, fixtures are arranged against other schools and pupils have the chance to represent the School in competitions.Those demonstrating a talent for the game may be invited to join the St Leonards Golf Programme.
The St Leonards Golf Programme
The programme exists to provide additional support to those who display a real talent for golf, in helping them achieve their golfing potential.
The programme operates on three levels – Beginner, Development, and Elite. Members of the three squads benefit from individually tailored programmes to suit their golfing needs, with tuition delivered by distinguished Professional Golf Association (PGA) coaches retained by St Leonards. Individual and squad lessons are supplemented by eCoaching and statistics packages and player development is regularly discussed with coaches.
Find out more about golfing in St Andrews by visiting the St Andrews Links Trust website.