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Wyboston Lakes and College of West Anglia join forces

12.08am 8th May 2009 - Management Topics

Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire’s young golf players eager to pursue a professional career are set to welcome the launch of a new qualification, Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE), offered by The College of West Anglia in conjunction with Wyboston Lakes Golf Centre.

The programme is aimed at 16-18 year old boys and girls who have a handicap of less than 5 and 10 respectively. Players will receive input from all areas of sport science, including strength and conditioning, psychology, nutrition and biomechanical screening.

Alongside this, students will be given top class coaching by PGA professionals overseen by Paul Ashwell, head professional at Wyboston Lakes and the England Under 18 lead coach.

The course boasts the use of the excellent onsite facilities at Wyboston Lakes, including the floodlit driving range, short game area, computerised indoor academy and fitness club. The pupils will work towards their NVQ Level 3 in Achieving Excellence in Sports Performance and the BTEC National Certificate in Sport which is the equivalent of 2 A-levels.

Paul Ashwell said, “We are delighted to be involved with the AASE Program. It will provide talented young local players with the type of support that National Squad players enjoy, whilst providing valuable academic qualifications.”

The status of AASE Golf Academy is awarded by The English Golf Partnership and Sport England.

Anyone interested in this programme both in terms of applying to join the programme or support the programme should contact Tommy Goode, programme manager for sport on 01553 815277 or email

Wyboston Lakes Golf Centre

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