For the first time, Harrogate College and Rudding Park Golf Academy are teaming up in a community partnership which will see the launch of a brand new study programme, offering every student studying at Harrogate College the opportunity to play golf at the Golf Academy, regardless of what they study.
This unique pathway offers an additional route for sports students as well as any other student studying on Harrogate College’s wide range of vocational qualifications, with a keen interest in golf, the opportunity to take advantage of the partnership. Student players will have access to the team of Rudding Park PGA Professionals, benefiting from their expertise and unrivalled facilities.
The partnership between the two Harrogate organisations will bring further opportunities for students to embark on work experience, following on from the successful placements of Harrogate College’s beauty students, some of whom will be working voluntarily in the new luxury Spa development at Rudding Park, due to open in May 2017.
Debra Forsythe-Conroy, Harrogate College Principal, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer young people this new, exciting and unique opportunity in partnership with Rudding Park Golf Academy.
The partnership will provide students with some truly fantastic opportunities to work with golf professionals in enviable facilities that are second to none and, to develop skills within their chosen sport before their careers even begin! The benefits of this new partnership reach far beyond those students studying within the Golf Academy – every learner with an enthusiasm for golf will be able to develop their skills as well as have the opportunity to work with the prestigious Rudding Park Golf Academy.
“Harrogate College enjoys a strong working relationship with local business Rudding Park Golf Academy and we are very much looking forward to welcoming our first intake of golfers this September.”
James King, Rudding Park Golf Manager commented “We are always looking for new ways to introduce young people to golf so we were thrilled Harrogate College approached us to be involved in this new initiative. With the extensive coaching facilities at Rudding Park Golf Academy and the experience of our Professional team we hope to inspire and develop their potential.”