**If you are interested in competing within one of our Performance Sports, please complete the attached form **
Approximately 12 players are selected annually for our performance squad. These athletes will be given access to the following programme along with all the Performance Programme services:
- Weekly BUCS matches with the 1st team playing in BUCS Premier South.
- Opportunity to play in BUCS Student Tour events.
- Specialist coaching and technical development delivered at the Sports Park and the Vic Ambler Golf Centre (short game practice area).
- Regular short game and scoring zone skill challenge sessions – weekly
- Individual periodised fitness, conditioning & weight training programme – x 2 per week
- Access to PGA Level 1 & 2 Golf Coaching awards and coaching on junior academies
- Extensive sport science and psychology support
- Performance and Biomechanical analysis
- Full winter training programme and warm weather training based at EGU training venues including Trevose Golf & Country Club
- Individual monitoring, performance review and mentoring meetings
- Opportunity to apply for R&A bursary.
The Performance Programme at the University of Exeter is proud to be one of seventeen R&A funded institutions, allowing our Golfers to experience and engage with elite level golf whilst studying for a degree.
Coach and Athlete profiles
Harry Scott - Head of Golf
Harry Scott oversees the golf programme at Exeter and has a strong background in coaching aspiring golfers in the performance pathway. He holds a BA(Hons) Golf Management degree from the University of Birmingham and PgDip in Sports Coaching. He is a class AA PGA Professional and a UKCC level 3 coach. Previously Harry has worked as a golf coach at St Andrews Links as well as development coach for the Scottish Golf Union. Alongside the role at Exeter he also works for England Golf as a regional coach to the under 16s and under 18s girls squad.
“This year I managed to achieve my goal of winning a BUCS tour event. I also followed this, with win in the English and Welsh BUCS championship later in the year. The Sports Scholarship Scheme has allowed me to improve my game, both technically and with coaching, but also physically with the high performance strength and conditioning sessions. I feel that the scheme this far, has allowed me to grow as a golfer and play a broader golfing schedule in which I would not be able to do, without the financial support of the University”
2018 BUCS English and Welsh Champion
Ladies European Tour event
2019 R&A Women’s Amateur Champion
2019 represented England in European Nations Trophy and European Team Championship
BSc Exercise and Sport Sciences (2016-2019)
“The financial help is huge in helping me cover the costs of travel/equipment whilst the scholarship mentoring is helping me to perform better on and off the course and to achieve my goal of becoming a World Ranked Player”
BA Business and Management (2015-2018)
Katie was a Sports Scholar and member of the Golf Performance Programme throughout her time spent studying Accounting and Finance at the University of Exeter. Whilst at University she was selected to represent Great Britain at the World University Championships and was part of the BUCS Championship Gold winning squad in 2012-2013.
GB World University Games 2014
2014 Welsh Ladies Amateur Champion
BSc Accounting and Finance (2012-2015)
Laurie studied BSc Exercise and Sport Sciences and then went on to do an MSc in International Management both at University of Exeter. Througout his time at Exeter Laurie was a Sports Scholar and the Golf Mixed 1st team captain. He captained the team to BUCS Championship Gold in 2013. Whilst at University Laurie was also selected for the GB Universities team for the World University Games in 2014.
Gloucestershire Mens Team
GB World University Games 2014
BSc Exercise and Sport Sciences and MSc International Management (2011-2015)
Jack studied BSc Exercise and Sport Sciences at University of Exeter and was part of the Golf Mixed 1st team. A Sports Scholar whilst at Exeter Jack was part of the Devon Men's team for the 2018-2019 season. Jack won the Devon Golf Directors Cup in 2017 and has been a regular at the BUCS individual tour events throughout his time at University.
Alex studied BSc Psychology with Sport and Exercise Sciences at University of Exeter and was a Sports Scholar and member of the Golf Performance Programme whilst at University. Having represented both the University mixed 2nd and 1st teams Alex was part of the 2nd team side who won the BUCS Trophy in 2014-2015. She also had a number of BUCS indiviudal tour wins and represented Exeter at the European Universities in Zagreb, winning a bronze medal alongside fellow Sports Scholar Sophie Stone. In her spare time Alex was also heavily involved with Gloucestershire County Golf. As well as playing for the senior side she was team manager for the junior age groups.
Emily is currently studying for a BSc in Exercise and Sport Sciences at the University of Exeter and is a member of the Golf Performance Programme. She represnts the University in BUCS in both the league matches and on the BUCS indiviudal tour. Recently Emily became the French Speed Golf Champion.
Hailing from Cornwall and a former ambassador for Trovse Golf & Country Club, Philip is a former BSc Sport and Exercise Science student at Exeter before transferring his degree to Stanford University in the United States. He has a distinguished amatuer career having represented Great Britain & Ireland in the Walker Cup and Palmer Cup. On top of this, Philip has four wins on the European Tour as a professional. Philip is now based in the US as the Associate Head Coach at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.