TuksGolf Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Plan

Scientific research has suggested that it takes approximately 10 years or 10k hours of training for an athlete to reach an international elite level of competitiveness within his/her sporting code.

This factor is supported by The Path to Excellence which provides a comprehensive view of the development of the United States of America Olympians who competed between 1984 and 1998.

Mostly, reported a 12 to 13 year period of talent development from their sport introduction to making an Olympic team. The most recent PGA Tour statistics suggest that for golf this number is closer to 20 years.

Phases within our programmes at TuksGolf include:

  • Learn to Play
  • Train to Play
  • Learn to Compete
  • Train to Compete
  • Train to Excel

IMPORTANT NOTE: All club members will need to undergo two individual assessments; the outcome of these will however determine the phase where the athlete will be serviced from the 'Path to Excellence' perspective. 

Published by Bhekani Ndebele

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