It's just you against the course...
Golf Mastery is one of the school's original masteries and it's certainly been one of our most popular over the years. It began in the late 80's with such iconic graduates as world top PGA golfers Adam Scott, Jason Day and Steven Bowditch and continues today with exceptional young golfers following in their idol's footsteps around the famous (and demanding) Kooralbyn Valley golf course. Students from Grades 7 to 12 share their amazing journey of exploration and discovery as they build their own confidence and allow the discipline and structure of golf, one of the most competitively challenging sports, to help define themselves as young men and women.
Who should join this Mastery?
Anyone wishing to develop their skills and abilities in the exciting environment of competitive golf. Members of this mastery see this demanding sport as having a significant influence on their career path options.
What career paths exist?
Many... golfer, PGA coach, trainer, manager, sports writer, etc.
What kinds of activities are students of this mastery involved in?
Members are involved in all aspects of development including strength and conditioning, specific skills training, diet and nutrition, career path planning, etc. Members will be required to spend sufficient time on the practice greens and driving ranges outside Fridays, to enhance their development within the sport. Weather permitting, members will be playing either nine or 18 holes every Friday and in senior years (Grades 11 and 12) inclusion in the local Copperhead competition may be an option during Thursdays - subject to Principal's approval.
What formal qualifications can be earned from this mastery?
Students in Grades 10-12 can earn credits towards the ATAR Applied Subject of Sport & Recreation. Full completion and successful submission of all course work in Grade 12 would achieve full credit in that subject. Students are also able to compete in an organised competitions both locally and interstate.
What are the equipment or uniform requirements for this mastery?
For details, consult the Coordinator. Students in this mastery normally wear their Sports Uniform unless otherwise instructed. Additional charges apply to the Golf Mastery as members are required to become Student/Junior Members of the Kooralbyn Valley Golf Club. (Please refer to the school's Fees & Charges information.)
What is the maximum number of students in this mastery in each grade?
Up to 24 students across Grades 7 to 12 are accepted into this mastery each year. Entry is by interview. Interviews are held in the first or second week of each term.