Minjee Lee after her win in Dubai.

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APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2023 GOLF AUSTRALIA ROOKIE PROGRAM!

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Applications close on 5th January 2023 at 5pm AEDT. 

For any queries regarding the Golf Australia Rookie Program, please contact:

Emily McLennan

High Performance Operations Coordinator

Emily.McLennan@golf.org.au  /  0451 713 006

For more information regarding Golf Australia's high performance program please contact your relevant state/territory contact below.

For queries regarding the South Australia High Performance Program, please contact:

Adrian Wickstein South Australia High Performance Program Manager adrian.wickstein@golf.org.au / 0431 628 087


Golf Australia's High Performance Pathway

The Golf Australia rookie program comprises of male and female professional athletes who are in the first 5 years of their career.

Tier 1 athletes are considered the future of Australian golf and have the tools capable of achieving the programs objectives of winning major championships, Olympic medals and top-100 world ranking positions. Past program members include Cameron Smith, Hannah Green and Minjee Lee.

A Tier 2 athlete is a state-identified elite amateur athlete who has demonstrated the ability to compete successfully at national and international level and is showing the potential, desire and commitment on and off the golf course to be a future Tier 1 athlete.

This program is designed to add value to the athlete's current training environment while providing both professional and amateur tournament access nationally and internationally.

A Tier 3 athlete is a state-identified developing amateur who is showing the potential ability to compete successfully at national and international level and is showing the potential, desire and commitment on and off the golf course to be a future Tier 2 athlete. 

This program is designed to add value to the athlete's current training environment while providing amateur tournament access nationally and internationally.

The Tier program is the state talent ID program for U/18 athletes who are showing the potential, desire and commitment on and off the golf course to be a future Tier 3 level athlete.

Athletes are invited to various state camps and training sessions offered annually. 

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