1. The SGA Elite Training Scheme consists of two main squads, namely, the National Squad and the Development Squad. There is also a Special Squad comprising National Squad members who are either on overseas studies and still engaged in competitive golf or with long term injury.
2. In addition to weekly centralised training, National and Development Squads members are provided with a quarterly allowance to engage their own swing coaches and to pay for their range balls.
3. SGA also provide tournament opportunities where deserving players may be sent to participate in local and overseas tournaments to build up tournament exposure and experience.
4. Selection to the National Squad will be done at the end of each financial year and the SGA Order of Merit may be used for selection as well as other relevant factors.
5. Members’ status in the National Squad will also be reviewed annually. Those who do not meet the KPI’s given or are ranked at the bottom positions at the end of the year may lose their place in the National Squad.
6. The main role of the Development Squad is to be the feeder for the National Squad.
7. Selection to the Development Squad will be done annually and the SGA Order of Merit may be used as well as other relevant factors. The SGA Order of Merit may be used to determine suitability of members to be promoted to the National Squad or continue to remain in the Development Squad. Members’ status in the Development Squad will be reviewed annually. Those who do not meet the KPI’s given or are ranked at the bottom may lose their place in the Development Squad.
8. Development Squad members who are on overseas studies will be pooled under the Development Squad (Overseas) group. They may be invited to participate in the National Ranking Games and other SGA tournaments when they are back home on holidays.
9. Development Squad (Overseas) members must provide quarterly reports of the competitions that they have participated in. If these are WAGR counting events, points will be allocated for the SGA Order of Merit.
10. Special Squad members are National Squad members who are on overseas studies and who are still engaged in competitive golf. They may be eligible for selection trials that are carried out to represent Singapore if they keep SGA abreast of the results of all the tournaments that they are participating whilst abroad.
11. National Squad members with long term injury will also be transferred to this squad for rehabilitation.
NATIONAL SQUAD BENEFITS
12. National Squad members may get a quarterly allowance to be used for swing coach and/or range balls. They may also be sent for regional tournaments.
SPECIAL SQUAD BENEFITS
13. Special Squad members are not eligible for the quarterly allowance. However, they may be eligible to participate in any selection trials to represent Singapore in major games. If so selected to represent the country, they may be funded to cover their travel expenses.
14. Special Squad members due to long term injury will also not be entitled to any benefits other than receiving sports science support services. They cannot claim any allowance during the entire period of injury and rehabilitation.
DEVELOPMENT SQUAD BENEFITS
15. Development Squad members may get a quarterly allowance for swing coach and/or range balls. They may also be sent for West Malaysian state tournaments.
16. Development Squad (Overseas) members will not be entitled to the quarterly allowance.
SGA/02/04 dated 1 Apr 2016