Elite Youth Program

We are excited to launch our first Elite Youth Program, a scholarship program designed to help young golfers between 12 and 21 years, kick-start their journey to playing high-level golf.

Holistically designed, the program includes monthly skills and development sessions overseen by Lonsdale Links’ qualified PGA professionals.

The 2023/2024 program will commence in February and run through to January 2024.


What’s Included in the Program

  • Lonsdale Links Membership
  • Monthly skills and development sessions
  • Payment of participants’ entry fees into golf tournaments up to $200 total each year
  • Elite Youth Program Merchandise pack including Titleist Stand Bag, Golf Balls, Gloves, Caps and Lonsdale Links socks


Overview of Monthly Sessions

Session (one Sunday per month) Description
Introduction to the Program
  • Setting goals
  • Handicap Challenge
  • Range work
  • Establishing a practice routine
  • Establishing an effective pre-shot routine
Stretching and Conditioning
  • Fitness screening by professional Personal Trainer
  • Design of individual stretching and fitness program
  • GC Quad and Net set up on range
  • Informative session on club distances
Course Management
  • Practical on-course session working on course management and pre-shot routine
  • Create Game Plan prior to round
Chipping and Putting
  • Participate in chipping competition
  • Landing zones
  • N/S/E/W putting
Full Swing
  • 9-shot challenge
  • GC Quad challenge
  • 4 Club Challenge
Stretching and Conditioning Re-assessment
  • Re-assess program based on improvements
  • Create new program (if required)
Gapping Continued
  • Re-conduct gapping session to see improvements from fitness program
Skills Challenge
  • Full swing 9-shot game
  • U&D Challenge
  • Putting Stations
Last Session and Presentation
  • Pairs Ambrose Competition (9-holes)
  • Presentation, drinks and snacks



Selection Criteria

  • Program participants must be between the ages 12 years and 21 years inclusive, as of 1 July 2023
  • Assessment of ability, potential, and desire to participate in the program
  • Preference will be provided to applicants who are not cadets/junior Members of a peer club, or who are not enrolled in a development scholarship elsewhere

Join our Elite Youth Program

Please contact Lonsdale Links Director of Golf, Matt Rogers, via mrogers@lonsdalelinks.com.au or (03) 5258 1955.