Buckswood Golf Academy aim to develop young golfers into golfers who can play at the highest level. Yes, we are a school however we aim to give them as many transferable skills as we see golf to be a life skill. We work with highly qualified and tour experience golf professionals and coaches to ensure that our golfers receive the best coaching in the area. Unlike most schools we use professionals and not teachers who play. This gives us an advantage as they are receiving elite coaching every week. We can boast a timetable unmatched by any schools in the local area, we have 7 hours throughout the week dedicated to golf and thats without fixtures or tournaments. The program will be split into 3 days; Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday. Each day will have a different focus. Tuesdays will consist of Gym and Psychology sessions. Wednesday we will be technical sessions, students will have their coaching hours here. Sunday involves most of the golfers playing/course time, completing 9 holes every Sunday.

The Course

Sedlescombe Golf Club incorporates an 18-hole (par 72) ‘Great Wood’ course as well as a 9-hole (par 3) ‘Little Wood’ course.


We have two teams in the golf academy, Select and Development. This is so each golfer gets the attention to detail they need to progress effectively.

Select Team; Golfers who have a handicap >20

Development Team; Golfers who have a handicap <20

The reason behind this split of the group on Wednesday’s is to ensure the consistent progress of all the golfers in the academy. Each golfer will be working on different aspects of their game they need to improve and to divide the groups ensures each coaching sessions is used to its full advantage.

We deliver innovative golf coaching for golfers of all experiences and abilities. with PGA professionals and a wide range of facilities including; Grass 18-hole course, Pitch and Putt course, Driving range, indoor swing centre and an on-site golf simulator. at BGA we offer exceptional coaching and facilities we create the perfect positive learning environment for all golfers.

Ten Week Term – Golf Coaching Itinerary – Buckswood School

Week 1 – Swing and set up. An introduction to the grip, stance and posture and how the big muscle groups work during the swing.

Week 2 – Swing and Video analysis. An introduction to the full swing and creating power with an iron.

Week 3 – Putting and Chipping. Putting technique including aim and distance control, and chipping using low lofted clubs.

Week 4 – Pitching and Bunker play. An introduction to hitting high shots onto a green and playing the ball from a sand bunker.

Week 5 – Full swing and Video analysis. An introduction to longer clubs including the driver.

Week 6 – Golf course. An introduction to playing on the course, rules and scoring.

Week 7 – Swing. Monitoring the grip, stance and posture and how the big muscle groups work during the swing.

Week 8 – Pitching and Bunker play. Continue to build skills to hit high shots onto a green and playing the ball from a sand bunker.

Week 9 – Full swing and Video analysis. Advancing the golf swing to master longer clubs and driving.

Week 10 – Golf course. Competition time, put your skills to the test.


We play many fixtures against local schools in Sussex and Kent. We also enter golfers into the following tournaments;

ISGA Match Play Tournament


ISGA Scottish Open 2018

Sussex Junior Open

Academy Hole

Our academy hole is situated at the rear of the driving range. It is the perfect place to work on all areas from 100-yards and in, including bunkers.

Driving Range

The driving range has 40 bays, 20 of which are covered and floodlit for use during any weather. Students receive unlimited range balls during their sessions. There are a variety of greens and targets to aim at that extend slightly uphill over its 250-yard length. Range mirrors are there to help you keep an eye on your position.

Swing Studio

Sedlescombe boasts a two-bay video swing analysis centre. This indoor system uses the latest GASP software combined with quality lighting, allowing cameras to record your swing from different angles. The golfers swing will be broken down allowing the professional to analyse all aspects and highlight areas for improvement.


Christmas Term; A trip to TOP GOLF Surrey

Easter Term; A golf trip abroad or to Scotland (based on availability and numbers)

Summer Term: A trip to BMW European Championship’s at Wentworth Golf Club

Putting Greens

Our seven, fully-irrigates, sand-based putting greens are a centrepiece at Sedlescombe Golf Club and are floodlit for evening use. All the putting greens vary in both length and slope providing the perfect opportunity to practice all types of putts before heading out onto one of our gold courses.

G2C Simulator

Our indoor simulator is great if you are wanting to understand the numbers related to your golf swing. Also, a great bit of fun in the evenings with the golfers with many world courses available to play and competitions such as longest drive and closest to the pin.