The WRAS program provides high performance coaching and training opportunities to up-skill athletes and assist them in progressing to higher representation within the sport of golf.

The WRAS golf program is endorsed by Jack Newton Junior Golf as the first step in the elite athlete pathway.

The program sits between local representative golf and higher order representation such as NSW state team selection.

The 2023 golf program will run from October 2022 to July 2023 with athletes to graduate from the program at the 2023 Presentation Night in August.

Nominations for the 2023 Golf Program have now closed. To register your interest in the 2024 program please click here

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To be eligible for selection in the 2023 program athletes must:

  • be turning 12-17 years of age in 2023
  • be living or attending school in the WRAS catchment area
  • be a registered member of Golf NSW and a member of a local club
  • have a handicap of 18 and under* (boys) or  27 and under* (girls). **Athletes who do not meet this handicap may still be considered for a development program so please fill out a nomination form
  • submit a nomination form before the closing date

The following selection criteria may be taken into consideration during the selection process:

  • Physical attributes and capabilities
  • Technical competence
  • Tactical awareness
  • Potential to improve
  • Competitive ability
  • Individual application
  • Performance and results at specific events
  • Coachability and behaviour
  • Intensive training sessions by local elite coaches
  • Skill development
  • Opportunities for Inter-Academy Development camps
  • Injury prevention screenings (all athletes) and a strength and conditioning training program (squad athletes only)
  • Sports science fitness testing
  • Educational seminars
  • Opportunities to compete in elite events such as the Your Local Club Academy Games

Head Coach
Bruce McLean (Orange)

Rory Elphick (Bathurst)
Max Hemsworth (Bathurst)
Cooper Starkey (Bathurst)
Joey Walker (Warren)