European Tour kicks off busy year for Myerscough golf students

Friday 5 Oct 2018

Work at a major European Tour event kicks off a packed academic year for Myerscough College and University Centre’s golf students.

A party of 40 learners are in Scotland, where they’ll act as support staff for the annual Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews, a tournament which begins today and runs through until Sunday. It’s the 15th year in which Myerscough students have been given this enrichment opportunity, and this year they will carry out scoring duties and media work. This involves tasks including scoreboard operating and carrying, marking GPS positions for TV, and assisting camera operators and scorers.

The championship is one of the biggest events on the European Tour calendar, and is played over four days at three of the most famous golf courses in the world - Carnoustie, Kingsbarns and St Andrews.

Myerscough College’s golfers can look forward to a big year packed with many further activities to complement their study programmes, designed for them to gain valuable work experience in the golf industry while at the same time getting the chance to get up close and personal with some of the sport’s best players.

Course leader, Rick Daniels said: ‘’For more than twenty years, our management programme has provided a wide view of the golf industry. We try and work at as many key events in the calendar as possible and in the past these have included the Ryder Cup, the BMW PGA Championship and the Portugal Masters, as well of course as Dunhill.

‘’Students leave Myerscough with a sector-leading qualification and transferrable skills that can be used outside of the golf industry, such as marketing, event management, finance and human resources.’’

For details of study programmes in golf available at both further and higher education level, CLICK HERE 

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by Dave Salmon 

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