Great year for higher education golfers

Thursday 24 May 2018

It’s been a phenomenal year for University Centre Myerscough’s golf students, winning four trophies, including a clean sweep ‘treble’ of league titles.

League matches are played in a six-ball format, and the three teams, all from Myerscough, but who play under the banner of UCLan, won the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Premier (North) division, as well as the Northern Conference 1A and 3A titles, in addition to the BUCS Sport Northern Conference Cup.

Over the years the programme has seen huge success on the course, enhancing its reputation as the teaching programme continues to go from strength to strength, aided by a support network of individual and team coaching, led by Rick Daniels and Craig Lea, Head PGA Professional.

Members of the squad are all studying either Foundation Degree or other courses in Golf Management and Performance programmes. In partnership with the University of Central Lancashire, the courses on offer allow students every opportunity to move into course management or to become professionals themselves.

Rick Daniels is Course Leader in Golf Management at Myerscough College and said: ''It’s been a stellar year for the squad.

''Our first team produced a miraculous run of form at the end of the season to claim the Premier League (North) League title, while our second team clinched the Northern Conference 1A League title by winning seven and drawing one of their last eight matches.

''Thank you to those who have kindly and generously supported our team’s efforts throughout the year, including our sponsors and also the R and A for their continued support for all our programmes, both academically & practically, with individual player scholarships and grants to enhance our playing opportunities throughout the academic year.

''Our goal is to continue our high levels of team performance and hopefully secure more titles in the coming years.

''The students put a lot of their own resources into the course on top of tuition fees, and in doing so are seen at a host of prestigious events throughout the UK and Europe. Our highly successful programme, in terms of achievement both academically and on the course shows we are a very attractive proposition.’’

For more details on golf opportunities on offer with Myerscough College and University Centre, click here

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by Dave Salmon

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