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.
The Golf Academy has continued to evolve and enhance our coaching and strategic approach to the game. Under the guidance of the elite coaching staff at KDV Sport, the Gold Coast's premier golfing facility, our players have the opportunity to take their game to the highest level.
Robina State High School has a purpose-built golf practice facility featuring a pitching green, 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.
KDV Sport is quickly becoming regarded as the best golf facility on the Gold Coast and Robina Golf Academy students have full access to everything it has to offer:
- Discount range balls
- Unlimited short game practice
- One-on-one coaching opportunities
- Free course play
The coaching staff at KDV who work with our students daily, also coach players on a variety of tours around the world and are on the High-Performance Coaching Panel of Golf Queensland and Golf 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.
Students of Robina's State High School's Golf Academy receive:
- 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 units
- Technology advances in swing development such as TrackMan and multi-angle slow-motion video feedback
- Golf specific athlete development program
- An extra strength, conditioning and mobility session each week under the guidance of qualified staff
- Use of high quality equipment at school including purpose-built practice facilities
- 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 and elite programs are 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 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.
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.