Golf’s Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) guide encompasses all aspects of athlete progression – from early childhood through to adulthood. The framework is at the core of Golf Canada’s mission to develop players that can compete at the highest level within the sport.
Canada’s Junior Competitive Pathway is a valuable tool to assist players and parents in choosing appropriate competitions for junior aged players based on several factors including age, current tournament handicap and stage of development (based on the Long-Term Player Development Guide for Golf in Canada). The pathway also illustrates what level of PGA of Canada training / certification is recommended for coaching players at the various stages of development.
Contact your local golf course to inquire about any upcoming junior invitationals. Many are listed here on our website: CLICK HERE
If you are a member of a golf club a great place to start is your club championship.
Below are links and resources addressing important aspects of any young athlete’s development:
Post-Secondary Golf Opportunities
Athletes aspiring to pursue post-secondary opportunities will find important information on both US and Canadian Collegiate golf including the application process, admission requirements, training programs, and scholarships.
Obtaining a Golf Scholarship
The process of researching, interviewing and deciding on a university or college is a complicated and difficult process.
NCAA and NAIA Programs in the United States
There are numerous Universities and Colleges in the United States that offer complete golf programs with golf scholarships. The most complete source for a listing of schools in the United States can be found on Golf Stat.
Nova Scotia University Programs (Club Level)
The NSGA hosts a University/Collage Championship each fall for students who are are in post secondary education in Nova Scotia. This tournament is available to the listed clubs above and any other organizations who reside in Nova Scotia and is considered a post-secondary education.
Other Programs in Canada
While producing some of the best amateur players in the world, the National Team Program provides young players with the best possible support service in facilitating their development.
Canada’s National Team Program has been enjoying tremendous success. For amateurs and young professionals, they are provided with the best possible support to facilitate their development.
For more information on how to make the national team and what it entails, click here.