May 26, 2022

2022 HP Program Applications Now Open

Applications for the 2022 High Performance(HP) program are now open. Closing date is Monday February 7th.

The Golf NSW HP program has enjoyed another incredible twelve months. Blake Windred won his first professional event at the Victorian PGA Championship and Steph Kyriacou won her 2nd Ladies European Tour Event at The Big Green Egg Open. She is currently ranked inside the Top 100 on the Rolex World Rankings at 76.

Grace Kim also graduated to the professional ranks late in 2021 following a stellar amateur career. Kim reached a career high of 29 on the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR), and has already shown her potential with a runners-up finish to seasoned LPGA Tour player Sue Oh in the inaugural WPGA Championship last month.

On the amateur side, the 2021 HP squad members have won several national Order of Merit events and State Championships over the last 12 months, including Jeff Guan’s win at The Australian Junior Championship, Harrison Crowe winning the NSW & Victorian Amateurs as well as the Australian Master of the Amateurs. Chris Fan winning the Port Phillip Open, Kelsey Bennett Port Phillip Open, Victorian Amateur and NT Amateur.


APPLICATIONS

Candidates who wish to be considered for the 2022 HP Program intake can apply HERE:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2022HP-Program


Kelsey also was selected into the Australian Team that played in the Women’s Asia Pacific Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, finishing tied second in against an elite international amateur field.

Covid restrictions again disrupted the 2021 timetable for four months during the middle of the program. The majority of amateur squad members were not able to travel both domestically and internationally to compete. Despite this setback, most of the squad have improved their WAGR rankings in the past year.

COVID also limited the ability to get the squad together face to face to practice and train as a group.

With technology, the squad we still able to get together through Zoom sessions a couple of times a week to do some strength and conditioning as well as to to just “catch up” with each other.

“The squad were also individually supported to have sessions with our service providers and their home coaches” High Performance Manager Khan Pullen added. “I am delighted with how the squad continued to do the best they could and remain engaged during the challenges of 2021″

“This group are very supportive of each other and the success they are having since tournament golf recommenced is due to the work they did through the lockdown.”

“I am sure they are also lifting each other. When one player has success it inspires the others to do the same.”

The 2022 program will aim to build on previous year’s successes by continuing to support Golf Australia Rookies and their teams as they develop their careers on international professional tours.

“We are here to assist the transition of those looking to enter the professional ranks in the next 12 months, as well as identify and support the next batch of emerging NSW players who are looking to get to the next level and make a mark on the national stage.,” Mr Pullen added.

For more information on the Golf NSW HP program including: program objectives, strategic priorities, selection guidelines, HP pathway levels and the online application form please visit:

https://www.golfnsw.org.au/golf-nsw-hp/2020/05/07/489/golf-nsw-high-performance/

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