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Alexander
Age 13
How long in the Golf Academy Handicap Biggest golfing achievement What do you enjoy the most about the Golf Academy?
3 months 16 Coming 2nd for Gross and 3rd for Handicap, in the Loretto Junior Championships, played at Craigielaw Golf Club The independence that we are given through a relationship of trust with the coaches to use the range, short game area, putting green or the course when we want.
 
Andrew
Age 17
How long in the Golf Academy Handicap Biggest golfing achievement What do you enjoy the most about the Golf Academy?
4 years 6 Winning ISGA Scottish Open with a level par round. Playing at the Home Internationals, representing Scotland as a team and coming 2nd in the team event. The practice facilities at Kings Acre are great, which allows us to develop our game. We get lots of golf per week with options do go on the course, the range, short game area, putting etc. We also get many opportunities during the year to play on some famous courses in the UK.
 
Angus
Age 17
How long in the Golf Academy Handicap Biggest golfing achievement What do you enjoy the most about the Golf Academy?
3 years 5 1st Individual in the Home Internationals last year and coming 2nd as a team. Playing for Merchiston as Scotland’s representative in the Home Internationals. Winning the men’s singles and doubles Matchplay at the Roxburghe. Having the independence to do what I want at Kings Acre and be trusted. We aren’t ‘told’ what to do: we can choose to get on with what we feel we need to. When we choose, we can get help if we feel we need it.
 
Axel
Age 15
How long in the Golf Academy Handicap Biggest golfing achievement What do you enjoy the most about the Golf Academy?
4 months 13 Winning a Stableford Competition at Arabian Ranches in Dubai with 43 points Having the independence to choose what part of my game I feel I need to work on and the excellent coaching we receive.
 
Bennet
Age 16
How long in the Golf Academy Handicap Biggest golfing achievement What do you enjoy the most about the Golf Academy?
4 months 9 Single handicap Very good training facilities and trainers. I’ve made great progress in the 4 months since joining the Golf Academy.
 
Calum
Age 17
How long in the Golf Academy Handicap Biggest golfing achievement What do you enjoy the most about the Golf Academy?
1 year 3 months 5 Winning 3 Monthly Medals in a row. Getting to the finals in both the Men’s Scratch & Handicap Matchplay at my club in Abu Dhabi. It gives me the opportunity to practise, improve and play a sport which I have a strong passion for. I also enjoy the camaraderie between myself, fellow players and all the coaches.
 
Cameron
Age 12
How long in the Golf Academy Handicap Biggest golfing achievement What do you enjoy the most about the Golf Academy?
6 months 9 Winning the U15 Lothians` Order of Merit. The fact that my golf is worked around my academic timetable.
 
Cameron
Age 15
How long in the Golf Academy Handicap Biggest golfing achievement What do you enjoy the most about the Golf Academy?
1 year 15 Joint first in the ISGA Junior League Competition at Radley College, Oxfordshire The competition, and also seeing not just my handicap improving, but also my skills in the game
 
Charlie
Age 17
How long in the Golf Academy? Current Handicap Biggest golfing achievement? What do you enjoy the most about the Golf Academy?
5 years 6 2nd in U15 Lothians’ Order of Merit The range of practice facilities at Kings Acre and also the amount of time we have there.
 
Hamish
Age 14
How long in the Golf Academy? Current Handicap Biggest golfing achievement? What do you enjoy the most about the Golf Academy?
6 months 16 Winning the ISGA Junior National League Individual Competition, played in London. Progressing and improving my golfing ability on and off the course.
 
Jamie
Age 16
How long in the Golf Academy Handicap Biggest golfing achievement What do you enjoy the most about the Golf Academy?
4 years 5 Winning the Elie Boys’ 3 day Under 16 Open, Easter 2015. Being able to improve my golf to the best that I can. Enjoying my time with friends and learning from very experienced and enthusiastic coaches.
 
Johannes
Age 16
How long in the Golf Academy Handicap Biggest golfing achievement What do you enjoy the most about the Golf Academy?
3 months 14 None yet The use of independent training. A good balance of solo and instructed time.
 
Lochy
Age 17
How long in the Golf Academy Handicap Biggest golfing achievement What do you enjoy the most about the Golf Academy?
1 year 20 Representing Merchiston on multiple occasions. The flexibility between golf and studies, and the versatile facilities which are used to improve each player’s game. It also allows boys from different parts of the School to help each other and get along., who otherwise would not have spoken to each other.
 
Luis
Age 12
How long in the Golf Academy Handicap Biggest golfing achievement What do you enjoy the most about the Golf Academy?
3 months 6 Winning the Madrid Ranking. 2nd in the Spanish Pitch & Putt 5th in the Spanish National Tournament. I enjoy the amount of time during the week we get to spend at Kings Acre
 
Lyle
Age 12
How long in the Golf Academy Handicap Biggest golfing achievement What do you enjoy the most about the Golf Academy?
4 months 9 Tied 1st in the ISGA Scottish Open- U13. 2nd in the independent Schools’ Tournament, at Birkdale. Represented the county team, the Lothians at U14 level. I enjoy how much time we get at Kings Acre.
 
Martin
Age 17
How long in the Golf Academy Handicap Biggest golfing achievement What do you enjoy the most about the Golf Academy?
3 years 6 Representing Nairobi in the Kenyan Inter County Tournament, and proudly winning all my matches. Being able to work independently but getting help when required. The range is one of the best facilities in Scotland, allowing me to develop further my golfing skills.
 
Max
Age 18
How long in the Golf Academy Handicap Biggest golfing achievement What do you enjoy the most about the Golf Academy?
5 years 2 Winning the ISGA Scottish Open team event in 2014. Qualifying as a school team to play in the British Schools Final on two different  occasions. Getting to use great training facilities and being part of a great team of players and coaches.
 
Nils
Age 15
How long in the Golf Academy Handicap Biggest golfing achievement What do you enjoy the most about the Golf Academy?
1 year 9 months 8 State Champion of Baden Wurttemberg. 3rd at the German National Team Championships The specific individual coaching that we receive.
 
Philip
Age 16
How long in the Golf Academy Handicap Biggest golfing achievement What do you enjoy the most about the Golf Academy?
4 months 12 At the start of the season, I set myself the ambitious goal of lowering my handicap from 20 to under 12. I have managed to achieve this goal. Receiving good support and helpful tips from the coaching staff whenever needed.
 
Ronan
Age 16
How long in the Golf Academy? Current Handicap Biggest golfing achievement? What do you enjoy the most about the Golf Academy?
3 years 6 Scoring a level par round to win the Central Scottish Schools Competition Being given a great opportunity to play golf and exposure to superb coaching.
 
Rory
Age 14
How long in the Golf Academy Handicap Biggest golfing achievement What do you enjoy the most about the Golf Academy?
2 years 6 Scoring a competition record score of 2 under par at Elie Golf Club Being able to play golf at least twice a week, and having such an amazing range of golfing opportunities open to us.
 
Ryan
Age 17
How long in the Golf Academy Handicap Biggest golfing achievement What do you enjoy the most about the Golf Academy?
2 years 15 Lowering my average putting on the greens to 2 putts We are free to choose any area in our golf to improve specifically and the coaches are keen to help.
 
Vicente
Age 15
How long in the Golf Academy Handicap Biggest golfing achievement What do you enjoy the most about the Golf Academy?
4 months 21 Won a golf tournament at my home club in Spain. The amount of time we get to play golf, and the massive improvements I have made / will continue to make, thanks to the great coaches.
 
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