No.2 UK Ranking Golf School *

No.1 Scottish Ranking Golf School*

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The Golf Academy is a world where aspiring young golfers can maximise their potential whilst experiencing an education at one of the UK’s leading independent schools. Merchiston is steeped in sporting excellence and the impressive achievements of the Golf Academy have only added to the School’s rich sporting tapestry. The Golf Academy has taken part in a number of junior and senior tournaments throughout Scotland and the UK. In 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17, the Golf Academy was ranked number one Golf School in the UK, ISGA Junior School Rankings.

Alongside the School’s academic curriculum, the Golf Academy aims to nurture and develop the boys through a progressive system that allows them to work on their personalised golf performance programmes under the guidance of Alan Murdoch, Director of the Golf Academy, and a team of specialist instructors. For any aspiring sporting talent, there is always the challenge of balancing the need to gain an exceptional all round academic education with a dedication to sporting achievement. Here is an opportunity to do exactly that.

Our golf programme offers a completely customized approach that is implemented to cater for the specific needs of each individual player, utilising the latest training methods and techniques. Combining all aspects of training, coaching, a comprehensive match and tournament schedule and individualized conditioning and performance training, we have a proven track record in helping pupils to vastly improve all areas of their game. This includes a world renowned ‘Golf Fit’ team who look after some of the world’s top golf professionals. The School has experience with helping pupils prepare their successful applications for Golf Scholarships in the US.

The boys have access to all the facilities and sports expertise available at the School. This includes a floodlit 2G AstroTurf, a fully-equipped modern gymnasium, swimming pool, indoor sports hall, and advice and mentoring from the School’s sports staff, the Housemasters and Tutors. Thus the balance between education, pastoral care and golfing excellence is delivered to provide a unique educational experience.


* (ISGA, 2018/19)



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