Golf Academy: A ‘Holistic’ Approach to Athletic Development
The Robina Golf Academy is one of the strongest programs of its kind
in Australia. With a large number of alumni who have gone on to play on a
variety of tours around the world, and a high performance platform that gives
our current students every opportunity to succeed, the Golf Academy at Robina
State High School is a program of which we are very proud.
Robina State High School is the only school in Australia to have
worked with Golf Australia’s High Performance personnel for over a decade and
we have continued to evolve and enhance our coaching and strategic approach to
the game of golf. Under the guidance of the elite coaching staff at KDV Sports,
the Gold Coast’s premier golfing facility, our players have the opportunity to
take their game to the highest level. Students of Robina’s Golf Academy
- 5 hours of professional coaching each week plus additional time on
our school driving range and at KDV Sports
- 20 rounds of golf each year on the resort style courses famous to
the Gold Coast
- 12 hours of classroom work each term covering a variety of education
- Technology advances in swing development such as TrackMan
- Golf specific athlete development program
- An extra strength, conditioning and mobility session each week under
the guidance of qualified staff
- Physical screenings
- Use of all school equipment
- Physical testing and individualised feedback
- Golf specific physiotherapy and psychology
Robina’s Golf Academy is open to all students interested in developing their game. Whether you are an intermediate player seeking the skills that will improve your golf or an advanced player aiming to fine-tune your performances we have the program for you. Our advanced program is suited to students looking at elite development resulting in squad selection, playing careers and competing at a state, national and international level.
Our physical training sessions are designed in accordance with Golf Australia’s golf-specific strength and conditioning, motor patterns, warm up and equipment procedures to ensure our students are offered the best preparation for their golf careers. As such, Golf Australia recognise Robina State High School as the national leading school for Long Term Athletic Development with junior golfers.
Amy Yang attended Robina State High School from 2005-2007.
As a year 11 student she won the Ladies European Tour (LET) event the ANZ
Ladies Masters and has since gone on to win three LET tournaments and an
amazing two Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) events. She has
finished runner-up in the Ladies US Open twice and in 2016 represented her home
country of South Korea at the Rio Olympic Games finishing 4th in the world.
Haeji Kang (LPGA Tour), Simon Viitakangas (Australiasian
Tour), Courtney Massey (Australiasian Tour), Saki Suzuki (Japanese Ladies Tour)
and Amy Walsh (Ladies European Tour) have all utilised their experiences with
the Robina Golf Academy to go on and play in major Golf Tours globally.
Robina State High School Golf Experiences
Robina State High School has a purpose-built golf practice
facility featuring two pitching greens, greenside and fairway bunkers and three
target greens on a 300m driving range. We also have an indoor putting facility
with instant video and data feedback. All golf equipment is tour quality
Titleist, including clubs and Pro VI balls used as range balls. Students play
in a variety of tournaments representing Robina State High School across
Queensland and around Australia.
The Gold Coast is renowned for its high-quality golf
courses. Students in the Academy play at leading Gold Coast Resort Courses such
as: The Glades, Lakelands, Robina Woods, Colonial, Sanctuary Cove, Burleigh and
RACV Royal Pines during the year. 2020 Expression of Interest Applications due now.
The school will grant some scholarships for Year Six students upon entry into the Sports Academy Programs. Scholarships are by written application and winners will be presented with their scholarship at their own school graduation. The scholarship is for the year of entry only and may be a part or full scholarship to contribute to the Student Resource Scheme.