It is an outstanding offer and one which has never been made to any golf college worldwide. This means that any Edge Golf College students, who are working towards a career on the Tour, will be able to compete amongst their classmates for a start in a European Tour event. The eventual winner of the spot will tee it up against the field at the Portugal Masters 2022.
Compared with golf colleges in the States, Edge’s competitive schedule is now unparalleled. In addition to exposure to the European Tour event, students will be released to compete in their own national events, Portuguese Golf Federation events and the prestigious Student Series held by The R&A, which are WAGR events, played across some of Europe’s most esteemed venues.
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 the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of studying their passion while playing and competing in Portugal’s wonderful climate.
Tróia, regularly ranked in Europe’s top ten venues and a jewel of 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 of bespoke 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 Tróia 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 Tróia 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.
Neil Connolly, co-founder of Edge Golf College, is understandably excited about the support saying: “We built Edge Golf College to fulfil the need for a centre of excellence for education and performance for top players across Europe. With this Portugal Masters start we can provide a legitimate opportunity for our players to study, train and compete at the highest level. Enrolled students will have the chance to compete against the best Tournament professionals in Europe and in doing so get a real understanding of where they are on their journey to playing world-class golf.”
Edge Golf College is currently recruiting for the first year at Tróia, 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’.
To learn more about Edge Golf College and when the next Open Day is happening please go to www.edgegolfcollege.com.