The Itchen College Golf Academy started in September 2013 and is now regarded as one of the top golf academies in the United Kingdom.
Since its launch, the Golf Academy has achieved tremendous success winning many prestigious tournaments, including the South and South East Intercollegiate Tour, the South and South East British Schools and Colleges, the Hampshire Team Championships (also 2nd and joint 3rd), and Individual Order of Merit winners in both the ICT and BSC. The Academy also finished second in the National Finals of the ICT and 6th, 7th and 8th positions in the national championships.
Players have gone on to represent Hampshire and Hampshire Schools and many have the ambition to join Lewis Scott , who is currently studying and playing golf at the University of Northwestern Ohio in the USA on a scholarship, and Lawrence Cherry, who is now representing England Schools in the home internationals.
All players will have the opportunity to further their golf career, whether it is playing or coaching and therefore go on to achieve their full potential within the sport.
What the Academy can offer you
- Membership of the Royal Winchester Golf Club
- Coaching with PGA Coaches
- Personal training
- Strength and conditioning
- Nutritional advice
- Weekly fixtures – Intercollegiate Tour and British Schools and Colleges
- Weekly Medals and Stablefords
- Academy Championships
- Academy golf tour
- Scholarships to the USA
- Sponsorship from local companies.
The Golf Academy has provided me with the opportunity to develop my golf skills and now I'm at the University of Northwestern Ohio in the USA on a 100% scholarship, something that I would never have achieved if I had not joined Itchen College two years ago. My handicap is now 1 and I have played in weekly fixtures playing against some of the best players in the southern counties. If you are serious about your golf and see it as your future join the Golf Academy, I did and look at me now!
Lewis studied BTEC Sport, A Level Sport & PE and A Level Geography whilst at Itchen, alongside the Golf Academy.
He won the British Schools and Colleges South and South East Individual Order of Merit, finished 6th in the Intercollegiate Tour National Championships and also represented Hampshire Schools in the South West Championships, finishing 6th.
Lewis is now studying and playing golf at the University of Northwestern Ohio in the United States on a four year scholarship. Playing against other US universities, Lewis is topping both team and individual competitions.
Lawrence studied BTEC Sport, A Level Sport & PE, A Level Biology and A Level Geography whilst at Itchen, as well as playing for the Golf Academy.
He won the South and South East Intercollegiate Order of Merit, finished 7th in the Intercollegiate Tour National Championships and also finished 8th in the British Schools and Colleges National Championships. Lawrence represented both Hampshire and Hampshire Schools and was the County Junior Captain.
After spending a year in the US on a scholarship at the University of Northwestern Ohio, Lawrence is back in the UK after being chosen to represent England Schools in the home internationals.
On 20th May the Itchen College Golf Team secured a victory at the Winchester ChampionshipRead more >
On Tuesday 17 October, our Golf Academy students competed in the Hampshire Schools Golf Championships and came away with excellent results. Amelia Williams…Read more >
Mark Wheeler - Head of Golf Academy
Mark Wheeler has been coaching various sports since 1984 when he qualified as a Physical Training Instructor in the Royal Air Force. Mark represented the RAF at both Cricket and Rugby. He is a qualified Personal Trainer and Sports Therapist and is continually looking at developing the fitness and nutrition of all the golfers. Mark passed his PGA Level 1 coaching course and is looking forward to completing his Level 2 this year. Mark is also the Hampshire Schools Golf Association Secretary, organising the Individual and Team Championships and selecting the Hampshire Schools team.
023 8043 5636 ext. 326 firstname.lastname@example.org