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BUCS Golf 2016-17


Golf is a mixed programme with both individual stroke play events (forming the BUCS Golf Tour) and team match play leagues throughout the season.

Each institution team’s position in the league pyramid determines whether they qualify for the Championship, Trophy or Conference knockout competitions culminating in the Team Championship Finals.

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The BUCS Golf Tour is played at some of the UK’s most prestigious courses. To qualify for the BUCS Golf Tour Finals individuals must compete in at least two qualifying events. The top 50 men and 15 women in the Macpherson Order of Merit are invited to compete at the season ending finale.

The Golf Sport Advisory Group (SAG) is chaired by Craig Townsend, Performance Sport Manager at the University of Exeter. The SAG provides technical and sport specific advice to the BUCS Office and works with staff to develop the BUCS Golf programme.

Golf is also part of the BUCS international programme and is competed at the World University Championships and European Universities Sports Association (EUSA) competitions.

The International University Sports Federation (FISU) organise the World University Games (the Universiade) every two years.  The Universiade is widely recognised as the second largest multi-sport Games in the world after the Olympics. The World University Championships are for national representative teams (GB & NI) and are held every two years in various countries across the world.

EUSA events are ’tournament winners’ tournaments for universities. The top universities in the BUCS competitions compete against the best universities in Europe. EUSA events take place each year, and alternate annually between the EUSA Games (a single multi-sport event) and the EUSA Championships (a series of single-sport events).

For more details on competing at these events please click on the relevant link on the sub menu.

The BUCS Sport Development Team works in partnership with The Home Nation Sport Councils and with key Golf partners and stakeholders in the HE sector. The aim is to provide students and members with development support and access to coaching, workforce and volunteering opportunities, participation programmes, NGB interventions and offers, disability sport initiatives plus funding and bursary opportunities. Information on current interventions and opportunities can be found under the 'Get Involved' tab to the left hand side of this page.

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