A support package has been launched that will help young golf players in Scotland to develop their careers, through both financial and management support.
Successful applicants will receive funding for a two year period. Specific levels of funding for supported applicants have not been stipulated. They will also gain coaching and management support, as well as technical, lifestyle, strength and conditioning advice.
This scheme is a partnership between Scottish Golf, Aberdeen Asset Management, SSE Hydro and Bounce Sports Management.
Bounce will manage the players' itinerary and preparation and will work closely alongside the Scottish Golf's Performance team who will oversee players for amateur calendar events.
The purpose of this scheme is to ease the transition from amateur to professional for Scottish golf players, supporting the country's best talent whilst helping more golfers to reach the top of their game. This support will help to remove a lot of the administration, logistics and hassles that comes with life on tour. Furthermore, golf is often regarded to be a costly sport and so this package will help to relieve financial stress.
According to professional golf player Ewan Ferguson: "It's having the financial backing and support team around you to be able to make the stress less and play with more freedom".
This package is expected to help to establish amateur golf players on the European Tour, keeping players on a stable trajectory towards the higher echelons of the world golfing rankings.
Information regarding restrictions has not been given. Interested parties should contact the provider directly for further details.
Support is intended for promising amateur golf players in Scotland who are ready to turn professional by the end of the season.
Information regarding match funding has not been given. Interested parties should contact the provider directly for further details.
Funding is intended to provide a "stepping stone" for amateur golfers to turn professional at the end of the season.