Our Junior Program in Singapore epitomizes what our Golf Academy is all about. It is the product of 20 years of evolution and is still getting better. Phil Brew Golf Academy in Singapore is the leader in junior golf development.
LEVEL SYSTEM There is a progression pathway up through the Junior Program which we have denoted by levels whereby students can progress at their own pace. From Level 1 which is at entry level into the game all the way up to our highest level, Level 10 our Star Level, which covers the elite athlete selected in the National Elite Squad.
Selection into either our Club Squads or for non-Club members, our Talent Squad Program.
Once your handicap drops to low enough levels, SGA will be scouting for players to join their National Ranking Games (NRG). There are 4 NRG’s held per year and it is by invitation only that you can enter these events. Therefore, by reaching this milestone warrants a new level. This is how you get yourself on the radar.
From the NRG’s, SGA then select their National Development Squad (DS). This is at the discretion of the selection committee within SGA but marks an incredible milestone as a player. SGA conduct specialised training for those in the squad.
Reach this stage and you are a star, like a one star General in the army, this level denotes your selection into the Elite Squad, from which players are selected to represent their beloved country, Singapore! What an honour!
As an Academy, we have been involved in providing our golf programs to schools since 2006. Through that time, we have seen some schools come and go but through it all, the game has always been exposed to the youth, our future. Here is a list of schools past and present that the Academy have been engaged by to deliver these programs to:
With our vibrant team of professionals, some with recent, fresh experiences playing professional tournaments and others fresh off the National Coaching position, some of our country’s top schools have sought us out to help their better players. Singapore Sports School We were honoured to be service providers for 2016 and 2017 with Singapore Sports School with Brad McManus as Head Coach and Phil Brew as his Assistant Coach.
Our Junior Camps are more famous than Amos himself. A combination of creativity and a flair for delivering fun activities in golf, makes these camps a must for any young golf enthusiast.
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· Born June 2002
· Been with the academy since he started the game, as a 7 year old
· Member of NSRCC
· Latest Handicap Index 0.6
· Level 9 in our Junior Program
· Coached by Phil Brew
· National Schools Champion (Div C) 2016
· Winner of HSBC Youth Challenge
- Jun 2016 (Sembawang)
- Dec 2016 (SICC)
- Mar 2017 (Kranji)
Brandon’s love for the game has grown, especially over the past year or so. His own progress has accelerated since experiencing a growth spurt. He has always demonstrated athleticism in his golf swing and has been aggressive by nature with regards to his course management, so it has really only been recently where his high skill level mixed with his aggressive nature, that he has managed to see some impressive results. We are all proud of Brandon and he is just enjoying the process at the moment. He has a super supportive family, is very close to his father, HJ Han, who has managed to balance his role as father and support coach very well. He knows when to take a step back and let the coach work with his son which is important, but he is always there as moral support for his boy. Do note, Brandon also loves football (soccer) and has already played representative soccer against other countries. Playing other sports at his age is much healthier than to specialize too early on one sport. The formula is effective. Brandon can focus on striving for bigger and better things with his game. Go for it Brandon! Believe in yourself and great things are possible.
SINCE FIRST WRITING THIS ARTICLE Brandon has had a tremendous 2016. As mentioned previously, his year started off with a bang at the National Inter-School Golf Championship, taking out his age division with his first “major” victory. Then he backed it up with a victory at the HSBC Youth Challenge in June. However, it did not stop there. Towards the end of the year, arguably Brandon’s finest achievement to date, he achieved a wire to wire victory at the prestigious DBS SICC Invitational beating the best in the region with rounds of 72-72-73. It was Brandon’s first Overall Champion and an achievement that catapulted him into the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR). As if that wasn’t sweet enough, Brandon just had to back that effort up with another victory the week after at the very same hunting ground at SICC in the HSBC Youth Challenge. What a year! Here we have a young man with stars twinkling in his eyes who has a taste of victory and likes it….he likes it a lot.
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