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Selection policies

Golf Australia Selection By-Laws and Event Classification

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Golf Australia National Squad Selection Criteria/Benchmarks

The components used to select players for the Golf Australia National Squad are outlined below:

There is no minimum or maximum number of members in the National Squad Program.

These criteria have been reviewed to remain as current as possible, reflecting the performance of today’s competitive international environment. If at any time during the year a player outside the National Squad reaches selected benchmarks and selection criteria for a sustained six week period, they will be invited to join the National Squad Program.

The intent of the selection criteria is to provide our players a series of participation, ranking and performance benchmarks. For players who have goals to have success on the international stage at the amateur or professional level we feel these benchmarks are appropriate goals to achieve so they are best prepared to have success at the international amateur or professional level.

Golf Australia will adjust the criteria as necessary in order for our players to remain competitive on the international stage.

Ranking:
At the time of selection, the athletes most current ranking will be applied

Result:
Result components are valid for 12 months from the time they are achieved

Participation:
Participation components are valid for 12 months from the time they are achieved

Selection criteria as follows:

• Australian Citizen

• Players can also be selected for all National Squad levels based on their dedication to the process of reaching their full potential on and off the golf course and their potential ability to have success at international amateur and professional level. Selections will be made by the Golf Australia High Performance Staff in consultation with the HP selection panel.

• All National squad members must have completed secondary school. (This criteria will take effect January 1st 2012)

• All National Junior squad members must be in the process of completing secondary school. (This criteria will take effect January 1st 2012)

• All National Junior Squad members must be under 18 (Beginning January 1st 2012, to be eligible for Australian Team Representation all players must have or be in the process ofcompleting secondary school).

• Commitment to the National Squad will run annually with a commencement date of January 1st. Minimum standards must be maintained in order to maintain position on the National Squad. Players performances and dedication to the process of reaching their full potential both on and off the golf course will be reviewed monthly.

• If at any time during the year a player outside the National Squad reaches selected benchmarks and selection criteria for a sustained six week period, they will be invited to join the National Squad Program.

• Meet performance criteria. Note: Players who compete in the U.S Collegiate System will be eligible to be members of all National Squads and Australian Team Representation.

2015 Performance Criteria as follows:

Australian National Squad - Tier 1

(Players must meet two of the following criteria to gain selection)

Top 15 R & A World Ranking (men)
Top 10 R & A World Ranking (women)
Top 2 Asia Pacific Amateur (men)  
Top 8 of U.S Amateur Championship
Top 2 of British Amateur Championship
Top 15 at Tier 1 Australian professional event
Australian Amateur Champion
Winner of 4 National Ranking Events (Men)
Winner of 5 National Ranking Events (Women)
Winner of Tier 2 Australian Professional Event

Australian National Squad - Tier 2

(Players must meet two of the following criteria to gain selection)

Top 30 R & A World Ranking (men)
Top 20 R & A World Ranking (women)
Top 4 Asia Pacific Amateur (men)
Top 16 of U.S Amateur Championship
Top 4 of British Amateur Championship
Top 30 at Tier 1 Australian professional event
Australian Amateur Champion
Winner of 3 National Rankings Events (Men)
Winner of 4 National Ranking Events (Women)

Australian Junior Squad

(Players must meet two of the following criteria to gain selection)

Top 60 R & A World Ranking (men)
Top 20 R & A World Ranking (women)
Top 4 Callaway Junior Worlds (men)
Top 2 Callaway Junior Worlds (women)
Top 8 of U.S Junior or British boys/girls Championship
Top 32 of U.S Amateur Championship
Top 16 of British Amateur Championship
Top 2 at Australian Amateur (men)
Australian Amateur Champion (women)
Australian Junior Champion
Winner of 3 National Ranking Events (Men)
Winner of 4 National Ranking Events (Women)

Titleist
26 July 2016
ANTILL PARK: 2B agg: A Buchan (30) A O'Reilly (18) 68. Scr: N Wood L Cox 47. Indiv A: C Dunn (9) 35. B: A O'Reilly (18) 37. C: R Keast (36) 35. more
26 July 2016
BACCHUS MARSH: Stableford: P O'Brien (3) 38. more
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