The University of Liverpool has been in partnership with Royal Liverpool Golf Club (host to the 2006 and 2014 Open Championship) for over 50 years. With our players gaining membership to the prestigious course it is not difficult to see why many talented golfers are drawn to the University of Liverpool.
Our mixed (male and female) team matches involve the strongest 6 available players on the day, the squad is now 25 members including scholars as we now offer a second team for players above a six handicap. Matches are Wednesday afternoons and training takes place on Monday evenings at the local Liverpool driving range.
Players that have represented at county level or handicaps below three should contact us and apply for a scholarship. We are currently looking at courses to host players with handicaps that do not make the squad in order to set up a golfing society.
We compete in British Universities and Colleges Sports(BUCS) leagues and knock-out cup matches. There is also the opportunity for players off 4 and below to compete in individual BUCS events at top courses such as Woodhall Spa. These events count towards an order of merit competition to play in the British University Championship, which is a World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) qualifying event. All BUCS events, individual and matches; are scratch matchplay or gross scores.
We host our own competitions such as University scratch trophy and alumni competitions.
The cost of the Royal Liverpool membership, coaching, competitions and kit changes each year depending on sponsorship. For squad players this year the fee was £150. Most players certainly get their money's worth considering a single round at Royal Liverpool will cost you more than that as a non-member.
For more details about joining our Golf club, contact us today.
The Athletic Union
The Athletic Union (AU) is a student lead union founded in 1884. The AU consists of competitive sports clubs representing the University in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS). The AU also provides opportunities for social sports with over 132 teams across three sports.
Being an AU member is a great way to stay active, develop management and leadership skills and meet people.
Other benefits include:
- Representation within the Sport Liverpool department through the elected student AU executive committee
- Elite personal accident insurance cover
- Access to physiotherapy treatment at our Sports injuries clinic
- Priority access to AU social events
- Financial support at representative level
- Subsidised support to coaching an officials courses
- Eligibility for colours and blues award.
The initial cost of the AU membership is £40 and this will allow you to join one club. If you wish to join multiple clubs, the cost for each club is £24 thereafter.
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