Myerscough College, in association with the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN), has launched the International Institute for Golf Education, providing a range of specialist courses and research opportunities aimed at giving students a career pathway into the global golf industry through academic qualifications and work experience.
The institute provides opportunities for study in a range of related subjects, from golf course management through to golf technology, science and psychology. Qualifications available include GNVQs, national diplomas, foundation degrees, bachelor degrees and post-graduate qualifications.
David Grecic, section leader for golf at Myerscough College, comments, “With golf becoming increasingly popular in the UK, there is a growing demand for qualified people to work in all aspects of the industry. The International Institute will equip people with the skills and qualifications required to take up these posts in both the UK and internationally. Never has there been a better opportunity for people to forge a successful career in something they love.”
All teaching is supported by the latest technology, work experience and playing opportunities. In addition the Institute will further develop Myerscough’s high level golf research programme which includes acclaimed work on the effects of pre-shot routines on skill acquisition, biomechanical analysis of the golf swing and equipment, and stress and tension analysis during the putting stroke.
Ann Turner, principal of Myerscough College, adds, “Myerscough College has a strong history in delivering the very best educational programmes in the golf, sport and leisure sectors. The International Institute for Golf Education is committed to delivering courses that are not only academically rigorous but also lead to real employment opportunities. This is a real step forward for both Myerscough College and, more importantly, golf education in this country.”
Dr Graham Baldwin, UCLAN’s dean of academic development, said, “By pursuing careers in areas such as golf operations and management, coaching and performance enhancement, UCLAN graduates already have an excellent record of employment within the golfing industry both in the UK and abroad. This new partnership will combine superb facilities with expertise in research, teaching and knowledge transfer to cement the region as a world class centre for golf education.”
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