The R&A have come on boardsupporting Edge with a scholarship fund and access for their students into their prestigious Student Series. The R&A have always wanted to support student golfers and for them to remain amateur for as long as possible. They backed up their support by saying:

“We very much hope we can develop a strong working relationship with Edge Golf College to support national federations and student golfers across Europe.”

Edge Golf College is currently recruiting aspiring young amateur golfers from across the world. Whether the player is looking to turn professional or become a leader in the golf industry, Edge is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of studying their passion while playing and competing in Portugal’s wonderful climate.

Troia, regularly ranked in Europe’s top ten venues and a jewel in the Robert Trent Jones Snr portfolio of courses, has partnered with Edge Golf College to develop the next generation of high performance golfers – with an intensive programme focused on education, training and developing players to reach the highest level.

Edge Golf College’s two years ofbespoke golf-specific education is solely dedicated to tournament performance, performance psychology and business – touching on topics such as biomechanics, periodisation, career pathway and sports nutrition. This will give the student the opportunity to enhance their career options while immersing themselves in this world-class training environment.

Students can leave the College with a degree in Sports Business Management or Sports Coaching Performance, awarded by the University of Central Lancashire. Alternatively, they can opt to take Edge’s qualifications to a University closer to their home. This unique programme has been written by a number of industry experts, specialists in their fields, to accelerate golfers’ development faster than any other college programme worldwide.

Combining a higher-education curriculum, for players aged 18 and over, with more than 45 hours of practice a week, Edge will give ambitious golfers the chance to focus solely on their game, with every department being analysed and improved on a daily basis.

Based full-time over the winter at the Troia Golf Resort, Edge Golf College is perfectly placed geographically and educationally to transition players from elite amateurs to tournament professionals, whilst delivering the toolbox required to become a leader in the golf business world.

Students will have unlimited access to the spectacular 18-hole championship course which benefits from sandy soil and one of the most envied climates in Europe.

But it is not just the top-quality course that makes Troia the perfect destination for Edge Golf College; the unrivalled practice facilities include a ‘built for purpose’ state-of-the-art academy, newly-designed driving range and several short game areas perfect for warm weather training.

The focused practice and education schedule is combined with regular opportunities to compete, with at least one World Amateur Golf Ranking event every month through the Portugal Pro Golf Tour. Edge’s programme has been designed to allow students to take part in regular tournaments during term time, including releasing students to compete in their own national events, while also, as previously mentioned, full access to The R&A’s Student Series which is played across some of Europe’s most prestigious venues.

Neil Connolly, co-founder of Edge Golf College, said: “We launched Edge Golf College to fulfil the need for a centre of excellence for education and performance for top players from European countries. We have always wanted to look after the needs of the federations allowing them to remain in control of their players while we create the perfect winter training environment. So to have the full support of the Chief Executive of the French Golf Federation, Christophe Muniesa with him actively promoting Edge within France, is exactly the support we wanted to attract. With him writing in a glowing letter of support including these words:

“Finally, we can see in this Education and Performance Centre of Excellence an opportunity to keep our talent in Europe and so that these players will remain ambassadors for our national game regardless of which career suits their talents best. These are the reasons why we would like to recommend Edge Golf College.”

Edge Golf College is currentlyrecruiting for the first year at Troia, which starts in September 2021, and is requesting that any players interested enquire via their website or attend one of their Open Days in person or ‘virtually’.

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