Harry takes up new post as school’s director of golf

Harry Scott coaches a young St Leonards student (picture by Sandy Young)
Harry Scott coaches a young St Leonards student (picture by Sandy Young)
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St Leonards has appointed a director of golf to tee up its existing programme and position the school as a centre of excellence for the game.

Harry Scott will aim to produce a structured pathway from grass-roots level right through to elite golf.

He will also help to develop relationships with local and national governing bodies, including such names as St Andrews Links Junior Golf Association, The University of St Andrews, the Scottish Golf Union and the Royal and Ancient Gold Club.

St Leonards enjoys a unique location in the heart of St Andrews, sandwiched between the beaches and the world-famous golf courses.

Students will now be able to make the most of what’s on their doorstep.

Harry will combine this new role with that of lead coach of St Andrews Links Junior Golf Association, while also continuing as instructor at the St Andrews Links Golf Academy.

He has already put in place a best in class golf development programme at St Leonards, where students have access to some of the best training facilities in the world, in addition to the most famous golf courses.

The Old Course, the New Course, the Eden and Castle Courses are, of course, all situated nearby in the town.

St Leonards boys and girls have a unique opportunity to sample the very best of golf that Scotland has to offer.

A planned programme of tuition, combined with some of the finest facilities, means that, whatever their age or level, St Leonards students will receive a class-leading golf experience.

From the age of five, St Leonards students will be taught generic skills such as body management, locomotion and hand/eye co-ordination.

Students will progress to putting, short game, full swing and bunker play, as well as rules of the game, etiquette and course management, with practice at St Andrews driving range.

They would then be eligible for entry to the St Leonards golf programme.

As one of the leading International Baccalaureate Schools in the UK, the St Leonards golf programme is designed to work in tandem with a high-quality academic education, developing independent balanced and principled pupils, with a love of sportsmanship, teamwork and a commitment to succeed.

A St Leonards spokesman said it was a very big development for the St Andrews school.