The Performance Golf Degree programme has been designed to present higher education students with an opportunity to develop their golf to the highest level whilst studying for a future career in the golf industry.

If you are looking for a higher education route into the golf industry then this programme may be the answer.




The Performance Golf Degree offers an excellent golf specific training programme running alongside the Sports Performance and Analysis degree delivered by a team of expert academics

and coaches with an impressive track record of achieving success.

The golf coaching and training support programme is delivered by a highly accomplished group of coaches and support staff including:

Steve Astle – Technical Long Game

James Whatley – Technical Short Game & Putting

Dr. Brian Hemmings - Psychology

Nigel Furniss – Performance Measurement & Lifestyle Planning

Peter Swailes - Physical

Tom Outram – Biomechanical Assessment

We also have guest visits from leading coaches such as Graham Walker the England National Coach and industry experts who work on the European Tour and for leading golf equipment manufacturers.

We use and have access to cutting edge technology through the University's Human Perfomance Unit which includes state of the art high speed cameras for bio-mechanical assessment along with Flightscope and SAM Putt Lab to ensure the student receives all the necessary information to enable them to take their games to a higher level.

You will receive access to the Performance Golf Training programme weekly whilst undertaking your study. You will also have the chance to compete in National Leagues & Championships and undertake Warm Weather Training abroad.

EDUCATION – FdSc Sports Performance and Analysis 

Based at Derby University the educational programme aims to enable you to develop a knowledge and understanding of sports coaching in a specified context.

Through traditional academic study with practical application and work based learning the course is deliverred in blocks and can be designed to meet your needs.




Your principal modules of study will be based on the following:

  • Introduction to Sport Coaching to improve performance
  • Sport Performance Analysis
  • Sports Science
  • Research & Academic Skills
  • Applied Caoching and Training
  • Integrates Sport Science
  • Vocational andExperential Development



Foundation Degree =Two years Full Time

The course offers an option to progress  to complete a third year and obtain a full degree in BSc (Hons) Performance Analysis and Coaching Science.


Our entry requirements are usually 72 UCAS points, for further information please see Derby University web site.

You'll learn through a wide range of lectures, practical work, laboratory work and hands on experience making you employable in the golfing industry.

For more information please contact NIGEL FURNISS   E:  Tel: 07871 260430 or visit Derby University website by clicking on the box below