Academy Programme

The Hampshire Girls Golf Academy Programme is open to girls aged between 6 to 18 years and forms the foundation level of our development pathway.

Each year the programme consists of a three session taster course, monthly academy sessions and an end of season Festival Day.

Taster Course

A series of three 2-hour sessions to learn the basics, these sessions are ideal for girls that want to give golf a try for the first time. Our 2022 sessions have now concluded. Look out for 2023 sessions which will be published at the end of the year.

Monthly academy sessions

After completing the taster course, or for girls who have started out on their journey with golf, we run monthly academy sessions in May, June, July, September and October. Monthly academy sessions are split into two groups:

Participation – for girls who are new to the game
Preparation – for girls who are ready to advance their skills having attended previous academy sessions, had lessons with a club pro, or joined a club and have a handicap. All of our academy sessions are led by experienced and highly qualified PGA professional coaches. For girls who are already receiving coaching from a local club professional, please let us know so our coaches can liaise with local professionals regarding individual programmes and ensure that our sessions complement the goals of that programme.

Girls will be advised of the group (Participation/Preparation) they are in two weeks prior to the first session and may be adjusted as players progress through the programme.

In 2022, sessions will take place at:

North Hants Golf Club
Saturday 21st May (Participation 9:00 am – 11:00 am & Preparation 11:00 am – 1:00 pm)
Saturday 11th June (Participation 10:00 am – 12:00 noon & Preparation 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm)
Saturday 16th July (Participation 9:00 am – 10:00 am & Preparation 10:30 am – 12:30 pm)
Saturday 10th September (Participation 10:00 am – 11:00 noon & Preparation 11:30 noon – 1:30 pm)
Saturday 15th October (Participation 10:00 am – 11:00 am & Preparation 11:30 am – 1:30 pm)

Romsey Golf Club
Saturday 14th May (Preparation only 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
Saturday 11th June (Preparation 3:15 pm – 5:15 pm)
Saturday 16th July (Preparation 3:15 pm – 5:15 pm)
Saturday 3rd September (Preparation 3:15 pm – 5:15 pm)
Saturday 22nd October (Preparation 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm)

Our academy sessions are a great way for girls to expand their golf skills with other girls. We would expect girls attending these sessions to have their own equipment but equipment could be supplied if required. The cost for the the academy programme is £50 per girl to be paid in advance. 

Festival Day

Upon the conclusion of the programme, each year we hold a fun 9-hole Texas Scramble event at Ampfield Golf Club. Girls compete in mixed ability teams of 3 or 4 players, each of which are captained by one of our Performance or Project Squad players. An adult shepherd also accompanies each group around the par 3 course to provide guidance on rules, etiquette and ensure flow of play.

After golf we host a prize giving for the girls and their parents, usually accompanied by sandwiches and ever popular chips.

If you have any questions about our academy programme please contact our Junior and Intermediate Golf Director, Hannah Holloway.