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Welcome to The Golf College based at Lindfield Golf Club since 2007

As The Golf College has management control of its own facility it is able to give an educational and golfing experience like no other. Students enjoy unlimited access to golf course, practice balls, trackman, long game and short game facilities, which run alongside its 50+ tournament rounds which are delivered each year, including our own PGA Professional event and WAGA events.

Our first-class coaching team presides over an average of 17 hours of coaching each week consisting of 6 full time and the many specialist coaches in areas such as such as putting, chipping, Bio Mechanics and Sports Psychology enabling each student to ‘become the best they can be’.

This coaching team which consists of nationally and internationally recognised coaches with years of coaching experience including the coach to an Open Champion, two European Tour players and a Trackman Master Professional.

Study with us The Golf College

Everything the student needs is onsite;

  • 18 hole golf course

  • 16 bay covered driving range

  • Short game area

  • Putting practice areas

  • Dedicated classrooms

  • Gym

  • Dining facilities

  • Locker room

  • Student common room

EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

Our educational record is outstanding and well above the national average for achievement in the BTEC qualification. In previous years an average of 85% of our students have achieved Distinctions leading to opportunities in Higher Education.

In addition, for those students who have not achieved satisfactory grades in GCSE English and Maths we provide extra tuition in these subjects. We are an approved Examination Centre and conduct nationally audited English and Maths exams on site.

Uniquely the college spends its winter term from January to March in Portugal and is the only college in the UK which is allowed to deliver The BTEC Extended Diploma in this way. This provides our students with the unique opportunity to continue with both their education and their golf development during the British winter.

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OUR EXPERIENCE

Which has been gathered over the last 15 years has enabled us to understand and guide any student who embarks on their journey with us, not only providing them with a unique educational and golfing experience, but also life after the college, whether that is with us through our own BA Honours Degrees, college in the USA and even Professional ranks.

Below is an outline of what each student receives:

  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
    (delivered by our educational partners and taught in small class groups allowing for more personal attention.)
  • PGA Professional Trackman Golf Coaching
  • Specialist short game, long game and putting coaching
  • Mental toughness coaching from a top sports psychologist
  • 3-D Bio-mechanics analysis feeding into swing coaching and improvement
  • 17+ hours of golf coaching per week from a team of 6 highly respected coaches
  • Unlimited access to golf course, unlimited free practice range balls, trackman, long game and short game facilities
  • 50+ competition rounds per year including our own PGA professional event and a WAGA event
  • One entire term (January through March) in Portugal where the student’s education and golf development continues.

EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

Our educational record is outstanding and well above the national average for achievement in the BTEC qualification. In previous years an average of 85% of our students have achieved Distinctions leading to opportunities in Higher Education.

In addition, for those students who have not achieved satisfactory grades in GCSE English and Maths we provide extra tuition in these subjects. We are an approved Examination Centre and conduct nationally audited English and Maths exams on site.

Uniquely the college spends its winter term from January to March in Portugal and is the only college in the UK which is allowed to deliver The BTEC Extended Diploma in this way. This provides our students with the unique opportunity to continue with both their education and their golf development during the British winter.

OUR EXPERIENCE

Which has been gathered over the last 14 years has enabled us to understand and guide any student who embarks on their journey with us, not only providing them with a unique educational and golfing experience, but also life after the college, whether that is with us through our own BA Honours Degrees, college in the USA and even Professional ranks.

Below is an outline of what each student receives:

  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
    (taught in small class groups allowing for more personal attention.)
  • PGA Professional Trackman Golf Coaching
  • Specialist short game, long game and putting coaching
  • Mental toughness coaching from a top sports psychologist
  • 3-D Bio-mechanics analysis feeding into swing coaching and improvement
  • 17+ hours of golf coaching per week from a team of 6 highly respected coaches
  • Unlimited access to golf course, unlimited free practice range balls, trackman, long game and short game facilities
  • 50+ competition rounds per year including our own PGA professional event and a WAGA event
  • One entire term (January through March) in Portugal where the student’s education and golf development continues.

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A #throwback reel today from our students enjoying a sunset game of battle golf at @castromarimgolfecountryclub back in March ⛳️





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A little highlights reel from our @castromarimgolfecountryclub WAGR event back in March this year ⛳️ with our college and @thegolfcollegedegree students 👏 ...

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Throwback to sunny @castromarimgolfecountryclub range sessions with Denis Pugh with our now @thegolfcollegedegree student @mackenziesjoyce ⛳️





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Teaching our students ‘to be the best they can be’ ⛳️ with specialist coaches in areas such as such as putting, chipping, Bio Mechanics and Sports Psychology





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Looking forward to being back at here at Castro Marim, Portugal ⛳️☀️ #Repost
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A little #throwback action to @castromarimgolfe_algarve back in March this year, we’re looking forward to being back there in the new year ⛳️





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Good work this term @will_gibb.golf we will see you in Portugal in the new year 🏌️‍♂️#Repost
• @will_gibb.golf Swing work coming along nicely with new found consistency👌
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Today at The Golf College we shared our Christmas lunch with our students before we break up for the end of term! The countdown to Portugal is coming 🇵🇹





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Getting into the festive spirit at Lindfield 🎄 @richardfungon pictures here with a few of our students ahead of our OOM 4 Ball Matchplay today 🏌️‍♂️





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First year students in the gym, smashing out a strength and speed circuit session 💪





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A bit of footage of our first year students working hard on their landing zones ⛳️





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Ready for our last week of term at Lindfield Golf Club ⛳️ before the Christmas break and then to @castromarimgolfe_algarve





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Back to the blue skies @castromarimgolfe_algarve soon!





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Can anyone beat @will_gibb.golf our current leader of the speed sticks leaderboard with 147mph 👏👏





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A wintery 18th hole at Lindfield Golf Course ⛳️ Lindfield looking 👌





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The Tiger Woods stinger courtesy of @billy._.golf 🏌️‍♂️





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Even in the rain, we put in the work… a little snippet of @jamesfordgolf talking about what the students need to control to be a great pitcher ⛳️





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What a great morning on the range today 🔥 here’s our second year student Harley working on his downswing with a start line drill 🏌️‍♂️





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PARENT/STUDENT INFO

The vision of The Golf College in West Sussex, UK is precisely as you’d expect: expansive, ambitious and all-inclusive. For our players, we expect to help you become the best that you can be; to give you an education and a qualification you can use; and to put you on a career path in the golfing world.

The vision of The Golf College, West Sussex, for our teachers, is that they will deliver the highest quality of speciality coaching and educational teaching for golf and for careers in golf – including the physical, mental and academic preparation that will give our students the start they need.

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  • Students will live in family accommodation.
  • All families have been carefully selected, CRB checked and inspected by Fiona Handcock, who has 27 years experience in teaching, looking after and placing students in host family accommodation.
  • Most of our families are in the Haywards Heath/Lindfield/Cuckfield/Burgess Hill area and have many years experience in hosting overseas language students and are used to caring for young people away from home.
  • Accommodation will be in twin or single rooms, 1, 2 or 3 students to a family. Rooms will have a bed, wardrobe and cupboard space and a desk with chair for homework for each student.
  • The families provide comfortable family accommodation, two meals a day (breakfast and evening meal) and students live with them as a family member and may enjoy normal family activities with them.
  • Students join their families on Monday evening after college and depart on Friday morning to go to college. Extra nights or weekend stays may be arranged on an individual basis with each family. The Golf College provides a minibus service transporting students to and from Lindfield am and pm with pick-up points in Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill and en-route.

Our facilities are all on-site.

  • 300 Yard Grass Range
  • Trackman Launch Monitor
  • Fully Equipped Gym
  • 2 Purpose Built Class Rooms
  • 18 Hole Golf Course
  • Putting & Short Game Zones
  • Indoor Swing & Putting Studio

During the UK winter months the golf students head of to our locations in Spain and Portugal.

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TESTIMONIALS

Hi Paul,
Hope that you are staying fit and well with everything that is going on!
Amidst all of the doom and gloom I just wanted to say a big thanks and how impressed I am with Max’s golfing development to date. Having watched him practice since his return from Portugal and played a number of rounds with him, he is now a totally different player. Ball striking, ball flight, consistency and mental game are worlds apart from where he started with you and he’s highly motivated to work hard and improve. He’s now targeting his short game as an area that he really wants to improve and it’s so lovely to see him so enthusiastic about how good he can be!
Thanks so much and please thank your team for inspiring him so much!
Parent, feedback

I really enjoyed all my student golf education at The Golf College. The level of professionalism shown by all the team of golf instruction staff was superb!! I enjoyed playing golf to such a great level, the physical training and in class education by staff was so professional. My golf career has started thank you.

Lauren, ex-student

Thank you for an engaging, fun and professional golf education programme. My golfing skills, abilities and performance have increased working hard with the instructors has given me the confidence to start my professional golf career. Thank you to all the mazing, friendly golf college staff.

Stephen, ex-student

I would to say how grateful I am to The Golf College instructors for their excellent golf education I received. I really enjoyed every minute playing golf with true professional golfers, the on-site golf facilities are excellent. My in class and physical training was hard but so worth it. Thanks to you all.

Lewis, ex-student

Thank you Paul Lyons and your amazing golf education team for providing me with all the professional golf training I needed. Great golfing facilities, lovely food and brilliant location for golf. Thank you to golf instructors Tim Spence, Jack Bado, Paul Lyons really enjoyed my course time with The Golf College.

David, ex-student

A big thank you to all the golf coaching staff instructors Denis Pugh, Paul Lyons and extended team. I truly enjoyed my student time with you all, a great learning experience at a beautiful location. Thank you all so much!

James, ex-student

Thank you Paul Lyons, Denis Pugh for the professional training I received at The Golf College. The excellent education has provided me with the core professional golfing skills to enhance my performance in golf tournaments. My time at the Golf College as a student was professional, educational and fun. Thank you!!

Elizabeth, ex-student
Regarding Harry’s first year with you, I can only say that we are absolutely delighted with how you and your team have handled him.
Not only has his golf come on in leaps and bounds, but he has grown up a huge amount. I can’t thank you all enough, so please pass on My thanks to Jeanette, Dennis and all of the coaches, teachers and other staff.
Parent, feedback

A big thank you to all the golf coaching staff instructors Denis Pugh, Paul Lyons and extended team. I truly enjoyed my student time with you all, a great learning experience at a beautiful location. Thank you all so much!

James, ex-student

Thank you Paul Lyons and your amazing golf education team for providing me with all the professional golf training I needed. Great golfing facilities, lovely food and brilliant location for golf. Thank you to golf instructors Tim Spence, Jack Bado, Paul Lyons really enjoyed my course time with The Golf College.

David, ex-student

The Golf College has a fantastic team of professional golf instructors, education staff, really enjoyed my course time. The level of education was 100% ideally suited to my learning ability, my golfing skills and performance have improved significantly over six month period. Thank you so much! Paul Lyons, Denis Pugh and team.

Paul, ex-student

Thank you Paul Lyons, Denis Pugh for the professional training I received at The Golf College. The excellent education has provided me with the core professional golfing skills to enhance my performance in golf tournaments. My time at the Golf College as a student was professional, educational and fun. Thank you!!

Elizabeth, ex-student

Thank you for an engaging, fun and professional golf education programme. My golfing skills, abilities and performance have increased working hard with the instructors has given me the confidence to start my professional golf career. Thank you to all the mazing, friendly golf college staff.

Stephen, ex-student

I really enjoyed all my student golf education at The Golf College. The level of professionalism shown by all the team of golf instruction staff was superb!! I enjoyed playing golf to such a great level, the physical training and in class education by staff was so professional. My golf career has started thank you.

Lauren, ex-student

I would to say how grateful I am to The Golf College instructors for their excellent golf education I received. I really enjoyed every minute playing golf with true professional golfers, the on-site golf facilities are excellent. My in class and physical training was hard but so worth it. Thanks to you all.

Lewis, ex-student
Dear Paul,

unfortunately i can’t manage to visit you and your great team personally. I hope i can catch up on in some month.

I want to say thank you very much for your very good work and for to time you spent with David. He had such a great year at your college, growing as a person and golfer. He liked the training and the conversations with Dennis, the trainer team, but specially with you so much.

Also i want to thank you that David can contact you after the college time and ask you for assistance if he will need in the states.

I wish you a lot of success with your pupils and the golf college – you are doing a great job !!!

I definitively will visit you when i a will be the next time in England. If you are in our region, please do not hesitate to visit our place, you are always very welcome !

very best regards from Austria , also to Jeanette

Parent, feedback

I would to say how grateful I am to The Golf College instructors for their excellent golf education I received. I really enjoyed every minute playing golf with true professional golfers, the on-site golf facilities are excellent. My in class and physical training was hard but so worth it. Thanks to you all.

Lewis, ex-student

Thank you Paul Lyons, Denis Pugh for the professional training I received at The Golf College. The excellent education has provided me with the core professional golfing skills to enhance my performance in golf tournaments. My time at the Golf College as a student was professional, educational and fun. Thank you!!

Elizabeth, ex-student

Thank you Paul Lyons and your amazing golf education team for providing me with all the professional golf training I needed. Great golfing facilities, lovely food and brilliant location for golf. Thank you to golf instructors Tim Spence, Jack Bado, Paul Lyons really enjoyed my course time with The Golf College.

David, ex-student

The Golf College has a fantastic team of professional golf instructors, education staff, really enjoyed my course time. The level of education was 100% ideally suited to my learning ability, my golfing skills and performance have improved significantly over six month period. Thank you so much! Paul Lyons, Denis Pugh and team.

Paul, ex-student

I really enjoyed all my student golf education at The Golf College. The level of professionalism shown by all the team of golf instruction staff was superb!! I enjoyed playing golf to such a great level, the physical training and in class education by staff was so professional. My golf career has started thank you.

Lauren, ex-student

Thank you for an engaging, fun and professional golf education programme. My golfing skills, abilities and performance have increased working hard with the instructors has given me the confidence to start my professional golf career. Thank you to all the mazing, friendly golf college staff.

Stephen, ex-student

A big thank you to all the golf coaching staff instructors Denis Pugh, Paul Lyons and extended team. I truly enjoyed my student time with you all, a great learning experience at a beautiful location. Thank you all so much!

James, ex-student

A big thank you to all the golf coaching staff instructors Denis Pugh, Paul Lyons and extended team. I truly enjoyed my student time with you all, a great learning experience at a beautiful location. Thank you all so much!

James, ex-student

Thank you Paul Lyons and your amazing golf education team for providing me with all the professional golf training I needed. Great golfing facilities, lovely food and brilliant location for golf. Thank you to golf instructors Tim Spence, Jack Bado, Paul Lyons really enjoyed my course time with The Golf College.

David, ex-student

Thank you Paul Lyons, Denis Pugh for the professional training I received at The Golf College. The excellent education has provided me with the core professional golfing skills to enhance my performance in golf tournaments. My time at the Golf College as a student was professional, educational and fun. Thank you!!

Elizabeth, ex-student

Thank you for an engaging, fun and professional golf education programme. My golfing skills, abilities and performance have increased working hard with the instructors has given me the confidence to start my professional golf career. Thank you to all the mazing, friendly golf college staff.

Stephen, ex-student

I really enjoyed all my student golf education at The Golf College. The level of professionalism shown by all the team of golf instruction staff was superb!! I enjoyed playing golf to such a great level, the physical training and in class education by staff was so professional. My golf career has started thank you.

Lauren, ex-student

The Golf College has a fantastic team of professional golf instructors, education staff, really enjoyed my course time. The level of education was 100% ideally suited to my learning ability, my golfing skills and performance have improved significantly over six month period. Thank you so much! Paul Lyons, Denis Pugh and team.

Paul, ex-student

I would to say how grateful I am to The Golf College instructors for their excellent golf education I received. I really enjoyed every minute playing golf with true professional golfers, the on-site golf facilities are excellent. My in class and physical training was hard but so worth it. Thanks to you all.

Lewis, ex-student

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