12th December 2005




Two new degree courses to be launched at the University of Lincoln next year will prepare students for a career in the world of golf.


Sport Development and Coaching (Golf Studies) and Sport & Exercise Science (Golf Studies) are two new courses which will be on offer from September 2006.


The Sport Development and Coaching degree will be the first of its kind to combine underpinning knowledge of sport development and coaching within the context of golf.


The course will provide students with an understanding of the sport science support necessary for performance development across a range of levels and the impact of sport organisation, education and management.


Focusing on development, performance and coaching, the course aims to explore how to promote and advance sport, in particular golf, from grass roots to elite standard.


Sport and Exercise Science (Golf Studies) gives students the chance to apply scientific principles that underpin sport and exercise to the technical and practical study of golf.


The course encourages a comprehensive, multidisciplinary understanding of the scientific principles and practices underlying sport and will appeal to those with a keen interest in golf who want to learn about performance development from grass roots through to elite level.


Combining practice and theory, students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to investigate how physiology, psychology and biomechanics impact upon performance.


Both courses have been developed in close affiliation with the English Golf Partnership, which includes the English Golf Union, the Golf Foundation, the Professional Golf Association and the English Ladies’ Golf Association.


Practical performance elements of the courses make it a requirement that all students have experience of playing golf. However, there are no handicap restrictions and all playing abilities are accepted.


“With sport science higher education provision to be transferred from Lincoln College to the university for the start of the 2006 academic term, the HE team believes that with the depth of expertise, state-of-the-art facilities and excellent links these courses will be extremely popular,” said a spokesman.


To find out more call Dr Mark Smith at Lincoln College on 01522 876000 extension 664 or email marksmith@lincolncollege.ac.uk


For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk