South Kent School's High Performance Golf Academy

South Kent School’s High Performance Golf Academy (HPGA) offers year-round developmentally appropriate training and competitive opportunities for all Grade 9 thru Post Graduate (PG) members. From the player that is new to the game, to the player that is already finding success on the top Junior and Amateur Tours, HPGA is tailored to meet the needs of those families and student-athletes that are interested in receiving the highest level of athletic training and competition, without having to sacrifice important academic and socio-emotional skill development.  

Additionally, SKS has become a national leader in the adoption of educational technology, with their one-to-one iPad program and a 99% e-textbook adoption rate, enabling HPGA members to access their studies and submit assignments electronically at any time or place. Additionally, South Kent’s dedicated on-campus faculty members are available during off-hours in the Academic Resource Center (ARC) to work with students with flexible schedules.

With close to a one hundred year track record for delivering best-in-class academic, social and emotional development in an idyllic New England boarding school setting, along with several decades of experience developing and implementing training and competition programs for emerging collegiate and professional athletes, SKS is excited to add this year-round Golf program to their roster of high performance sports offerings.

For more information, contact: 

Bill Whittaker

Director of Programs
South Kent School
High Performance Golf Academy
[email protected]
(c) 914. 475. 9626



Take our Prospective HPGA Student-Athlete Questionnaire

Here

Note:  Currently accepting applications for fall 2020 (Five spots available)


On-Campus Training Resources:

  • Outdoor 300 yd Driving Range
  • Triple Flagged 2000 SF target area
  • 9 tee boxes with yardages ranging from 30yds to 200yds
  • 30ft x 15ft outdoor hitting net
  • Fitness Center
  • Yoga and Mindfulness Studio
  • Indoor Hitting and Putting Studio

Off-Campus Training Resource:

  • Bulls Bridge Golf Club - Across the street from the main SKS Campus
    • 2-4 days a week for the months of Aug, Sept, Oct, April, and May
    • Special events and tournament
  • The Club at River Oaks - Seven minutes drive from the main SKS Campus
    • 3-6 days a week for the months of April thru November
  • Golf Quest - 30 minute drive from main SKS Campus
    • Club Fitting
    • Double decker covered and heated driving range

Sample HPGA Training and Competitive Schedule:  

  • On course play 3-6 days a week
    • Bulls Bridge Golf Course 
    • The Club at River Oaks
    • Other TBD 
  • On campus training 2-4 days a week 
  • PGA of America Certified swing coaches
    • available on prescription basis
  • 2-6 Developmentally Appropriate Competitive Opportunities
    • USGA Qualifiers 
    • AJGA Invitationals
    • US Challenge Cup
    • Metropolitan PGA JR
    • Connecticut PGA JR
    • HJGT
    • SKS HPGA Sponsored
    • Golf specific fitness and strength training 3-5 days a week
    • Mental fitness and strength training 1-3 days a week
    • Indoor long / short game training
    • PGA of America Certified swing coaches
      • available on prescription basis
    • Southeastern Tournament and Training 1-3 weeks
      • Place TBD
      • FSGA FJT events
      • Jr Honda Classic
      • Honda Classic Pre-Qualifier
      • Jones Cup
      • Dixie Amatuer
    • Outdoor long / short game training (weather permitted)
    • New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Match Schedule
    • On course play 3-6 days a week
      • Bulls Bridge Golf Course
      • The Club at River Oaks
      • Other TBD
    • On campus training 2-4 days a week
    • PGA of America Certified swing coaches
      • available on prescription basis
    • 4-6 Developmentally Appropriate Competitive Opportunities
      • USGA Qualifiers
      • AJGA Qualifiers / Open
      • US Challenge Cup
      • Metropolitan PGA JR
      • Connecticut PGA JR
      • SKS HPGA Sponsored
    • Boarding available on campus
    • Residential Tournament Prep Camp 
    • 4-8 Developmentally Appropriate Competitive Opportunities
      • USGA Qualifiers
      • AJGA Qualifiers / Open
      • US Challenge Cup
      • Metropolitan PGA JR
      • Connecticut PGA JR
      • SKS HPGA Sponsored
      • Travelers Pre-Qualifier

    Note: Tournament fees, travel and lodging will be an additional cost above and beyond the HPGA program fees.   Each player, depending on the level they are placed at, will be provided with a suggested budget and select minimum tournament schedule.