Playgolf Scholarship Programme

The Playgolf Scholarship Programme was introduced in 2012 to give local youngsters with potential in golf, the opportunity to develop their game through complete access to the facilities and regular coaching at their local Playgolf Centre.

The main aim of the Scholarship is to guide and coach young people from within the local community. We seek to provide the young golfer with the means and opportunity to chase their dreams, whether that is elite level golf or a game for life enjoyed both for business and pleasure.

The Scholarship is a rolling 12-month programme, running from September to August each year. Once enrolled in the programme the player receives complimentary use of the facilities, driving range balls and coaching and mentoring from their appointed PGA Professional.

The Scholarship programme is currently in operation at our London and Colchester sites.

Playgolf London Scholars

Tom Nagle
Tom is a powerful young player with a 5 handicap. He has broken into the Middlesex Elite Squad this year, on the back of some impressive performances at both Club and County level Tournament play. In a season of good results and high placed finishes, two Boys Open victories and a runner-up finish to his older brother in the Club Championships rank highest. Beneath his quiet, calm exterior is a fiercely determined player with a good work ethic and great attitude.

Priya Pankhania
Priya is one of Middlesex’s leading female players, currently playing off a 6 handicap. She has represented Middlesex ladies for a couple of seasons already and her game has gone from strength to strength in the last 12 months. Highlights include qualification to international events in Scotland and USA, victories at Inter-School Championships (beating a National team player along the way) and County Matches as well as finishing 16th at the recent England Girls Championships in Devon.

Daniella Ubasa
Daniella is one of the County’s rising stars, and has the attributes to establish herself among the elite if she so desires. She has a beautifully elegant golf swing and the personality to match – a testament to the guidance and support she received before being offered the Scholarship, and what makes her such a pleasure to work with. Apart from the good performances that have naturally lead to her handicap dropping, her highlight of the year so far must surely be the invitation to the regional England Birdies Squad – a fantastic achievement, and hopefully the stepping stone to grander things.

Paddy Watcharaboon
Paddy is our youngest Scholar at just 10 years old, and a star in the making. He a strong hitter of the golf ball, with a fantastic short game and has stunned our older Scholars on more than one occasion with his abilities to get “up and down” from situations on the course that they have not. Perhaps though, his stand-out attributes are his attitude and work ethic, both characteristics critical to success in any sphere of life. He has beaten his handicap by more than 10 shots on at least two separate occasions this year so far.


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