Golf, destination les Universités américaines
GOLF: DESTINATION AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES
Golf, destination les Universités américaines
Since I was 13 years I have dreamed of becoming a professional golfer and I am going to do everything to make this dream come true. So my plan is to continue my studies in an American University, whilst playing at a high level in the university golf team. This should enable me to fulfil my ambition of becoming a professional golf player.
In my opinion American universities are the best means of advancing and progressing in my academic and sporting life. I intend studying for a sports degree whilst simultaneously representing my university in the golf championships. This experience will aid development my golfing skills and will enable me to become a professional golfer. The time spent in an American university will allow me to discover a new culture, a different way of life and a new language. All of these changes will help me develop personally, physically and will give me the mental strength and fortitude that is necessary in professional life.
THE PROJECT IN DETAIL
I want to attend an American university to study sports with a particular focus on golf. Golf has a very important place in American society, and this is replicated in American universities. Whilst being a student there, I will benefit from the very best facilities and will experience the very best training methods. For the duration of my studies, I will be mentored by a number of coaches who will ensure that my training will be of the very highest level. Access to weights rooms, covered golf training areas and a variety and varied golf courses will hone my golfing skills
As a member of the university team, I will participate in the frequent inter-university tournaments are organised throughout the year. This will be give me the opportunity to compete against the best players in other states or regions. My individual ranking will, as a result, improve and should allow me to participate in the American or the British Open Amateur Championship. Attending an American university and specialising in golfing sports studies is a recognised way into the professional world of golf. Many of the best players, including Tiger Woods and Jon Rahm, in the PGA Tour have followed this route.
PREPARATION STAGE BY STAGE
Since I have been in my final years of study in lycée Emmanuel Mounier à Angers, I have made choices that so that I could achieve my dream of becoming a professional golfer. Initially I thought I was faced with two choices;
1) stopping my studies after finishing lycée and to concentrate 100% my training ; 2) continuing my studiesand putting my dream if becoming a professional golfer on hold
=>Then I realised that if I applied for Sports Studies in an American University I had found a solution which would allow me to continue my studies whilst still playing golf. Since passing my Baccalaureate in July 2018 I have committed everything to enable me to study in America.
Since September I have engaged in intensive training, 6 hours per day on average. I follow a programme which has been devised by my golf coaches to help develop all aspects of golf including swing, putting and golf courses.
Every morning I train for one hour to develop my core strength and improve my breathing. In the afternoons, I train for 1hour 15minutes in the weights room. Through this regime, I have gained 8kg in weight and improved my strength and muscle development. This has given me considerable advantage over my competitors. I have also gained endurance and stamina. I am to play several tournaments and golf courses one after another and on occasions, I have played 2 x 18 hole courses in one day.
I have invested in golf clubs which have been adapted to my swing and this has allowed me to be more competitive.
From April until May I will be participating in big prize competitions to allow me to improve my ranking.
I am learning spoken and written English to allow me to study in the Unites States. I am also studying for the TOEFL and SAT, which are compulsory exams required for entry into English speaking countries. I have also enrolled in ‘Wall Street, English.’ This is an English course with teachers and it involves 2 hours of study per day, 6 days a week.
To give myself the best chance of securing a place in an American university I have acquired the services of golf coaches to help develop my physical and mental strength. I also enrolled with an agency which should help me find American universities which are best suited to help me realise my dream of becoming professional golfer.
Allocation of funds
What will the crowd funding be used for?
To enable me to realise this dream, in 2018, I have already spent €12,000 on coaches, clubs, competitions, agencies, English courses and examinations. Universities in the United States are not free and the tuition fees are very costly. The universities that I am hoping to attend cost between €30,000 and €40,000 per year. Thanks to my level of golf, the universities will give me a grant of approximately half of the fees. To pay the second half, I have taken a student loan and am supported by my family. This leaves me with a sum of between €3,000 and €6,000 per year to find. This is why I am appealing to you. Donations given through crowdfunding will help me pay my university tuition fees and will allow the possibility of me staying in the United States for the 4 years necessary to pass my Bachelor’s degree.
They have helped me :
Sport and golf
ASGAP [Association sportive du golf d’Avrillé la Perrière] - http://asso-golfavrille.fr/
Maxime BAUDRY – Coach mental
Isabelle LAVIE, Maxime TRÉMAS – Les pros du Golf d’Avrillé
Guillaume LE GROS – Préparateur physique
Valérie DUCRET – Graphiste
Estelle JOLLIVET – Formatrice
Alice MARY - Étudiante en licence information communication
Marion OTT - Architecte, Designer
PORKEPICOPIES [Imprimerie, travaux graphiques, reprographie] - 1 rue Aristide Justeau I 49100 ANGERS
Wall Street English (Thibault GAUTIER et son équipe) - centre de formation d’anglais
Family and friends
Patricia et Jean-Louis A. ; Françoise et Olivier C. ; Françoise et Daniel C. ; Morgane D. et Thomas C. ; Pierre-Etienne D. et Marie C. ; Marion O. et Louis C. ; Marie et Mickaël C. ; Maryse C. ; Philomena Grace D. ; Hélène et David G. ; Julie, Pauline, Romain G. ; Claire L. ; Guillaume et Cécile M. ; Reine et Roger P. ; Emmanuel M. ; Estelle N. et Dorian H. ; Elsa N. ; Caroline et Shaun N. ; Catherine et William N. ; Anita et Didier P. ; Éliane et Antoine S.