RICK VALENTINE GOLF SCHOOLS - St Andrews, Scotland | Summer 2021 Camps

 
RICK VALENTINE GOLF SCHOOLS - St Andrews, Scotland | Summer 2021 Camps
RICK VALENTINE GOLF SCHOOLS
St Andrews, Scotland | Summer 2021 Camps
RICK VALENTINE GOLF SCHOOLS - St Andrews, Scotland | Summer 2021 Camps
CONTENTS

Introduction                     03

Meet the Team                    05

Camp Options                     09

Daily Schedule                   20

Prize Giving                     22

Accommodation                    24

Golf Courses                     26

Practice Facilities              37

Travel Arrangements              39

Activities                       41

Camp Dates                       45

Testimonials                     46
RICK VALENTINE GOLF SCHOOLS - St Andrews, Scotland | Summer 2021 Camps
Introduction

Rick Valentine has been a leader within golf coaching for nearly      fun and learning to guide his players to take the next step towards
20 years. During this time, he has developed leading player           their goals. Receiving expert coaching, playing amazing courses and
development pathways and camps assisting golfers to develop           engaging in a busy schedule of evening activities whilst being looked
their games and reach their goals. With a focus on developing the     after by a highly experienced pastoral team, our players really will
whole player both on and off the golf course, Rick’s camps focus on   make friends for life and have an experience they will never forget.
creating the perfect environment of friendship,

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RICK VALENTINE GOLF SCHOOLS - St Andrews, Scotland | Summer 2021 Camps
St Andrews, Scotland

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RICK VALENTINE GOLF SCHOOLS - St Andrews, Scotland | Summer 2021 Camps
MEET THE TEAM
RICK VALENTINE GOLF SCHOOLS - St Andrews, Scotland | Summer 2021 Camps
RICK VALENTINE
                                                   PGA Fellow Professional,
                                                   UKCC Level 4 Coach

                                                   In September 2015 Rick was one of the first professionals to
                                                   be awarded the highly coveted UKCC Level 4 coaching award,
                                                   and in January 2016 was made a Fellow Professional of the
                                                   PGA. Since then Rick has continued his education and recently
                                                   completed an MSc in Sports Coaching through the University
                                                   of Birmingham.

                 Rick competed both as an amateur where he represented Hong Kong in the Eisenhower Trophy
                 (World Amateur Team Championship), Namura Cup (Asia Pacific Team Championship), and
                 Putra Cup (South East Asia Team Championship), as well as many other international events; he
                 won the China Amateur in 2000 and was the leading amateur in the Hong Kong Open in 2001
                 and 2002 before turning professional. As a professional Rick has competed in events across
                 the European, Challenge and EuroPro Tours and was the World Hickory Champion in 2012.
                 Rick is Director of Golf at Loretto school where he has set up and runs the leading schools golf
                 programme in Europe. He has also coached at an international level where he was the National
                 Competition Coach for the Scottish Women’s team.

                 Golf is in Rick’s blood as he shares the same passion and love for the game as his Grandmother,
                 Jessie Valentine, who notched up a staggering 3 British Ladies Championships between 1937 and
                 1958 in addition to 6 Scottish Ladies Championship titles. Rick’s Great Grandfather was also a
                 professional and club maker in Perth, Scotland and father was Chief Executive of the Hong Kong
                 Golf Association.

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info@rvgs.golf                                                                                                      6
RICK VALENTINE GOLF SCHOOLS - St Andrews, Scotland | Summer 2021 Camps
RYAN SCOTT
                                                    Advanced PGA Fellow Professional,
                                                    UKCC Level 3 Coach

                 Having played at an elite amateur level, Ryan joined the Professional Golfers Association in
                 2004. Since this time, he has coached at several venues across Scotland, and accumulated
                 thousands of hours coaching golfers of all abilities, including Professional golfer’s competing
                 on the EuroPro and Challenge Tours . He was successfully awarded ‘PGA Fellow Professional’
                 status in June 2017 by the British PGA due primarily to his achievements and experiences in
                 golf coaching and his commitment to continued professional learning.

                 As part of his coaching qualifications and professional development, Ryan completed the
                 Golfing Machines Golf Stroke Engineering Master’s qualification becoming one of only a
                 handful of coaches in Scotland to achieve this status. In addition, in September 2014, he
                 completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Coaching at the University of Birmingham, as
                 well as completing the UKCC Level 3 qualification. Ryan also works within coach education as
                 a tutor for the PGA and Sport Scotland and a coach developer for Scottish Golf.

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info@rvgs.golf                                                                                                     7
RICK VALENTINE GOLF SCHOOLS - St Andrews, Scotland | Summer 2021 Camps
PHIL CALVERT
                                                   Master Trainer, Tutor and Assessor UK & Ireland,
                                                   Life Fitness Academy

                 Phil specializes in golf strength and flexibility, exercise management for lower back pain
                 and nutrition and weight management. He has several qualifications through the Register
                 of Exercise Professionals (REPs), the professional body for the health and fitness industry
                 in the United Kingdom. Along with certifications for lower back pain management, nutrition
                 and weight loss, he holds certifications form the Titleist Performance Institute, advanced
                 personal training and gym management. Phil has combined his knowledge of training for
                 the development of golfers through training as a TPI instructor and working with tour
                 professionals.

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info@rvgs.golf                                                                                                 8
RICK VALENTINE GOLF SCHOOLS - St Andrews, Scotland | Summer 2021 Camps
2021 CAMPS
RICK VALENTINE GOLF SCHOOLS - St Andrews, Scotland | Summer 2021 Camps
THE ULTIMATE CAMP

                 Our ultimate golf camp offers golfers of all abilities the opportunity to develop their game within
                 a fun learning environment supported by our expert team of coaches. The players will embark on
                 a busy schedule of coaching, on course play, internal competitions and evening activities whilst
                 exploring the wonders of St Andrews and experiencing the ancient links courses of Scotland.

                 The majority of the coaching will take place in a group format with a maximum of 8 players
                 per group, where the coaches will cover all aspects of the game to include full swing, chipping,
                 bunker play and putting. Each player will also receiving a 1:1 full swing and putting analysis session
                 highlighting their key areas for development.

                 On the Ultimate Camp the courses will vary from week to week but players will experience a
                 variety of fantastic links and parkland courses to include the likes of the Strathtyrum and Eden
                 courses in St Andrews, Carnoustie Buddon and the Balcomie Links at Crail. Please note not all of
                 these courses will be available each week.

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info@rvgs.golf                                                                                                         10
THE ULTIMATE CAMP

                 •   Age group: 10-17 years old            •   1 x 1:1 putting analysis session
                 •   Accommodation full board              •   Golf fitness plan
                 •   5 rounds of golf per week             •   Skills challenge
                 •   12 hours of group coaching per week   •   Airport transfers
                 •   Variety of daily competitions         •   Camp prize giving
                 •   1 x 1:1 swing analysis session

                 **This camp will be limited to 32
                   places per week

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info@rvgs.golf                                                                                    11
THE HIGH PERFORMANCE CAMP

                 Our high-performance camp is aimed at the better player looking for the tour player experience.
                 The players will embark on a busy schedule of coaching, course play and competitions whilst also
                 linking up with the Ultimate Camp players for evening activities.

                 This camp offers extensive 1:1 coaching using all the technology to include trackman, video
                 analysis, SAM PuttLab, TPI physical assessment and Green Reading. Players will also receive small
                 group sessions covering key areas of the game focusing on shot making, wedge play and putting.
                 The coaches will also deliver sessions on course management, nutrition and practice methods, with
                 all elements of the coaching being combined into a coaching pack ensuring players have all the
                 tools to continue their development.

                 Players will also be challenged on the course with a challenging schedule of links and parkland
                 courses to include the likes of the Castle, New, Eden and Strathtyrum in St Andrews, the Burnside
                 at Carnoustie and the Craighead Links at Crail. Players will also have the opportunity to put their
                 hard work into practice competing in a junior open or the St Andrews Boys or Junior Ladies Open
                 depending on their week of stay.

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info@rvgs.golf                                                                                                     12
THE HIGH PERFORMANCE CAMP

                 •   Age group: 14-17 years old                   •   Golf fitness 1:1 assessment and personal plan
                 •   Accommodation full board                     •   Variety of daily competitions
                 •   5 rounds of golf per week (higher            •   Entry into a Scottish Junior Tournament
                     ranked golf courses for high                 •   Skills challenge
                     performance players)                         •   Sunday sightseeing trip
                 •   12 hours of coaching, combination of 1:1     •   Visit British Golf Museum
                     and small group                              •   Airport Transfers
                 •   1 x 1:1 full swing analysis and online       •   Camp prize giving
                     report per week
                 •   1 x 1:1 putting coaching and online report
                     per week
                 •   Classroom sessions to include, course
                     management, goal setting, nutrition &
                     hydration

                 **This camp will be limited to 12
                   places per week

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info@rvgs.golf                                                                                                        13
THE GOLF & ENGLISH CAMP

                 The Golf and English camp is a two-week camp aimed at golfers looking to develop their English
                 whilst enjoying a fantastic golfing experience with coaching and on course play. Players will
                 combine classroom time working with our English teachers with time out on the links and working
                 on their golf game with our resident professionals.

                 The camp will follow the Ultimate Camp coaching syllabus with a focus on group coaching
                 covering all aspects of the game to include full swing, pitching, chipping, bunker play and putting.
                 Each player will also receive a 1:1 full swing and putting session highlighting their key areas for
                 development.

                 The players will also join our Ultimate Camp members out on the links playing a variety of links
                 and parkland courses to include the likes of the Strathtyrum and Eden courses in St Andrews,
                 Carnoustie Buddon, and the Balcomie Links at Crail. Please note not all these courses will be
                 available each week.

                 In the classroom the pupils will be taught by our English teachers developing the keys areas
                 of their English skills such as speaking and writing which will be further developed with their
                 interactions with players and staff throughout the camp.

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info@rvgs.golf                                                                                                      14
THE GOLF & ENGLISH CAMP

                 •   Age group: 12-17 years old
                 •   Accommodation full board
                 •   10 hours of English lessons per week
                 •   3 rounds of golf per week
                 •   6 hours of group coaching per week
                 •   Variety of daily competitions
                 •   1 x 1:1 swing analysis session
                 •   1 x 1:1 putting analysis session
                 •   Golf fitness plan
                 •   Skills Challenge
                 •   Airport Transfers
                 •   Camp prize giving

                 **This camp will be limited to 20 places

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COLLEGE ACCELERATOR /
                 SCHOOL PLACEMENT GOLF CAMP

                 Our college accelerator/school placement camp is a two week camp aimed at players with the goal
                 of furthering their education playing college golf in the States or schools golf in the UK. Players will
                 embark on a busy schedule of coaching, course play, tournaments, academic classes and college/
                 school guidance to further their chances of obtaining a place on a college or school golf team.

                  This camp will follow the High Performance coaching syllabus offering extensive 1:1 coaching
                 using all the technology to include trackman, video analysis, SAM PuttLab, TPI physical assessment
                 and Green Reading. Players will also receive small group sessions covering key areas of the game
                 focusing on shot making, wedge play and putting. The coaches will also deliver sessions on course
                 management, nutrition and practice methods, with all elements of the coaching being combined
                 into a coaching pack ensuring players have all the tools to continue their development.

                  Players will also be challenged in the classroom developing their skills in English and Maths
                 preparing them for the SAT/School entrance exams. Sessions on the college/school application
                 process and 1:1 guidance will also be delivered to ensure all players improve their knowledge
                 and start the process of choosing their preferred pathway. After the camp players will have the
                 opportunity to sign up to our college/school placement scheme to continue working with our
                 experienced team to make their dream a reality.

                 Players will also follow the High Performance golfers on the course with a challenging schedule
                 of links and parkland courses to include the likes of the Castle, New, Eden and Strathtyrum in St
                 Andrews, the Burnside at Carnoustie and the Craighead Links at Crail. Players will also have the
                 opportunity to put their hard work into practice competing in a junior open or the St Andrews
                 Boys or Junior Ladies Open depending on their week of stay.

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info@rvgs.golf                                                                                                        16
COLLEGE ACCELERATOR /
                 SCHOOL PLACEMENT GOLF CAMP

                 •   Age group: 12-17 years old                   •   Golf fitness 1:1 assessment and personal plan
                 •   Accommodation full board                     •   Variety of daily competitions
                 •   10 rounds of golf (higher ranked golf        •   Entry into a Scottish Junior Tournament
                     courses with high performance players)       •   Skills challenge
                 •   16 hours of golf coaching, combination       •   Sunday sightseeing trip
                     of 1:1 and small group                       •   Visit British Golf Museum
                 •   16 hours of academic classes to include      •   Airport Transfers
                     Maths, English and College/School            •   Camp prize giving
                     guidance
                 •   2 x 1:1 full swing analysis and online
                     report
                 •   1 x 1:1 putting coaching and online report
                     per week
                 •   Classroom sessions to include, course
                     management, goal setting, nutrition &
                     hydration

                 **This camp will be limited to 12
                   places per week

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info@rvgs.golf                                                                                                        17
GOLF CAMP INTERNSHIP

                 The golf camp internship is for golfers looking to develop their knowledge and experience
                 of coaching whilst also having time to develop their game with practice and on course play.
                 Our interns will shadow our coaches assisting them in the delivery of the coaching sessions
                 and then helping the pupils out on the course by playing with the groups.

                 After golf, they will get involved in the delivery of our evening activities and assisting our
                 residential team in the accommodation. The interns will have a busy but very rewarding
                 schedule developing their leadership and coaching skills which will be a great addition to
                 their CV and their future career.

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info@rvgs.golf                                                                                                    18
GOLF CAMP INTERNSHIP

                 •   Age group: 18-21 years old              •   Assist with the delivery of the evening
                 •   Handicap under 10                           activities
                 •   Accommodation full board                •   Assists the residential team around the
                 •   Shadow and assist our PGA                   accommodation
                     Professionals deliver the coaching      •   1 x 1:1 swing analysis session
                     sessions                                •   1 x 1:1 putting analysis session
                 •   On course play with the pupils on the   •   Airport Transfers
                     Ultimate and High Performance Camps

                 **This camp will be limited to 5 places

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info@rvgs.golf                                                                                             19
DAILY SCHEDULE

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The boys and girls have a busy schedule being supported in house
                                   A Typical Daily
                                                                        by our pastoral team as well as on the driving range and golf course
                                        Schedule                        developing their games with our team of professionals.

    7:00                               7:30                              8:00                             8:30                               11:30

    RISE & SHINE!                      BREAKFAST                         HEAD TO THE COURSE               GROUP COACHING                     LUNCH
    The players are woken up           Is served in the McIntosh Hall    The players and their            The players are split into their   After coaching a picnic
    by the pastoral team and           dinning room with the option      equipment are transported to     coaching groups and following      lunch is served to include a
    have time to get ready for         of a cooked or continental        the practice facilities in our   the coaching schedule for the      sandwich, crisps, snack bar,
    breakfast.                         breakfast.                        fleet of mini buses.             day developing all areas of        fruit and water.
                                                                                                          their game.

    12:30                              17:30                             18:00                            19:30                              21:00 - 22:00

    TEE OFF!                           DEPART COURSE                     DINNER                           EVENING ACTIVITIES                 SHOWER & LIGHTS OUT!
    After lunch the players are        The players are supported on      Dinner is severed in the         Our activity program includes      The players then head to bed
    transported to the courses         course during the afternoon       McIntosh dining room with a      beach football, putting            and are checked into their
    where they are split into          and are transported back to       choice of hot meal, salad bar,   competition, town walk or a        rooms by our pastoral team
    playing groups and have            the boarding house after the      soup and desert.                 quiet night relaxing in house      to get a good nights sleep
    the challenge of a different       round.                                                             or a Fifa tournament.              ready for another busy day.
    course each day.

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info@rvgs.golf                                                                                                                                                              21
PRIZE GIVING

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Our camps finish with a prize giving at the end of each week
Prize Giving   allowing us the opportunity to recognise the achievements and
               hard work of the players.

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ACCOMMODATION
St Andrews University,
                  McIntosh Hall

St Andrews University was founded in 1410 and is ranked as the third    The house is well appointed with single and twin sharing rooms,
best university in the United Kingdom. With its excellent location      dining room as well as communal rooms for relaxing after a busy day
in the centre of town golfers will be able to fully experience the St   on the golf course. Players can request to room with a friend when
Andrews experience. Situated within beautiful grounds pupils will       signing up for the camp or can choose a single room for a small ad-
have space to relax when not on the golf course and participate in      ditional cost.
some evening activities. We have a games room with PS4 as well as
running a tuck shop selling drinks and snacks.

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GOLF COURSES

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HIGH PERFORMANCE CAMP
       COURSES
St Andrews
                                                                                                         High Performance Camp
                     Castle Course

The newest addition to St Andrews Links, The Castle       complex in Europe. Set on a rugged cliff-top with
Course opened in 2008 becoming the seventh course at      spectacular views over St Andrews, The Castle Course
the Home of Golf and part of the largest public golfing   offers a memorable golfing experience.

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St Andrews
                                                                                                           High Performance Camp
                       New Course

The oldest ‘new’ course in the world, the second course     to differentiate from its famous neighbour. Boasting
at the Home of Golf was built by the Keeper of the Green,   undulating fairways and challenging greens, the New
Tom Morris in 1895 and it was imaginatively named           Course is a classic test of links golf.

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St Andrews
                                                                                                             High Performance Camp
                     Jubilee Course

The third championship course at the Home of Golf, the         after seeing its prime golfing location between the New
Jubilee is considered by many to be the most challenging       Course and the sea, the Jubilee was converted to a
course on the famous Links. Built in 1897, it was originally   championship layout in 1988.
intended for use by ladies and beginners; however,

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Crail
                                                                                                                       High Performance Camp
                      Craighead Links

With spectacular views - the sea is visible from every hole -            Built in the style of a traditional links course - with no trees
Craighead Links achieved fame in the 2001 Guiness Book of Records        protecting golf shots from the wind - Craighead provides
for the most nationalities playing in an international tournament.This   panoramic views of up to 100 miles, legally protected Sites of
challenging, cliff-top course was designed by world-renowned, golf       Special Scientific Interest flanking the 13th and 14th holes, and
course architect Gil Hanse to provide golfing aficionados with a true    a World War I pill box behind the 7th green, all in addition to
test of their shotmaking skills in a links environment.                  serious golf.

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HIGH PERFORMANCE & ULTIMATE CAMP
            COURSES
St Andrews
                                                           High Performance & Ultimate Camp
                       Eden Course

Only slightly more forgiving than its contemporaries on
the seaward side of the Links, the Eden Course was built
in 1914 by Harry S. Colt whose use of natural boundaries
and severe bunkers provides a course full of character.

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St Andrews
                                                                                          High Performance & Ultimate Camp
                       Strathtyrum

Designed to complement the tougher championship           iron play accuracy. The greens themselves are large and
layouts at the Home of Golf, the Strathtyrum was opened   have slopes and borrows which can test even the most
in 1993. Although few in number (15), the bunkers are     confident putters.
cunningly placed and there is considerable emphasis on

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Carnoustie
                                                                                               High Performance & Ultimate Camp
                      Buddon Links

Buddon Links is a relatively new golf course having been    is a fine complement to the Championship course and it
opened in 1979. It was designed by Peter Allis and Davis    is worth a player considering 18 holes over the Buddon
Thomas, although there have been significant changes        Links as an introduction to links golf prior to tackling the
since, including the addition of 2 new holes. It has been   more demanding Championship course.
brought up to a very testing Par 68. The Buddon Links

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Crail
                                                                                                         High Performance & Ultimate Camp
                       Balcomie Links

A combination of stunning coastal views, centuries of history             fives, six par threes and nine par fours, producing a tough par of
and hugely enjoyable golf is what makes Balcomie Links one of             69. Extraordinary holes abound, along with those which seriously
Scotland’s most finely polished, golfing gems.This traditional, classic   challenge and those which are more comfortable. The sum total
links course was laid out by the old master himself, Tom Morris,          is a layout which both enchants and delights, but which also
and opened in 1895. Created in the days when course design was            demands and punishes, testing all the skills in a golfer’s armoury
governed by the natural lie of the land and not the mechanical            – as well as his nerve. Those length seekers who believe Balcomie
earth mover, Balcomie has the unusual combination of three par            will be a soft touch, do so at their peril.

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PRACTICE FACILITIES
Elmwood Golf Club

The coaching will take place at Elmwood Golf Club on their
practice facilities which are ranked as one of the best in
Scotland. The practice facility covers almost 19 acres and is set
to USG standards with 3 practice chipping greens, 2 putting
greens, 7 bunkers and driving range.

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TRAVEL
ARRANGEMENTS

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TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

                 All our camps include transfers to and from St Andrews. Players will be met by one of the Rick
                 Valentine Golf Camp Team at Edinburgh Airport or Edinburgh Waverly Train Station and then
                 transported in our vehicles to St Andrews where they will be checked into the accommodation.
                 Sunday is our arrival day and transfers will operate throughout the day and into the evening. Once
                 players have arrived and settled into the accommodation they will be introduced to the staff and
                 will have an afternoon of settling in activities.

                 Our week’s finish on the Saturday with a short course challenge in the morning on the Balgove
                 links with transfers running throughout the day to the airport and train station.

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info@rvgs.golf                                                                                                    40
EVENING
ACTIVITIES

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EVENING ACTIVITIES

                 After the days golf the players are entertained with a wide variety of evening activities to include
                 beach football, putting competitions and walks to explore the history around St Andrews.
                 Over the weekend, we go further afield and visit Edinburgh for some sightseeing and culture
                 visiting the museum of Scotland and taking a walk down the Royal Mile.

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info@rvgs.golf                                                                                                          42
Evening Activities

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2021 CAMP DATES

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ST ANDREWS DATES
Please see accompanying price sheet for full terms and pricing.

**Note:
The High Performance & College Accelerator camps are limited to 12 places per week.
The Ultimate Camp is limited to 32 places per week.
The Golf & English Camp is limited to 20 places.
The Camp Internship is limited to 5 places.

Players have a choice of the following camp duration & dates:

                                                                                                                                                                          4 WEEK
                                         1 WEEK CAMP                                                  2 WEEK CAMP                             3 WEEK CAMP                  CAMP

                   4TH–10TH JULY   11TH–17TH JULY   18TH–24TH JULY   25TH–31ST JULY   4TH–17TH JULY    11TH–24TH JULY   18TH–31ST JULY   4TH–24TH JULY   11TH–31ST JULY   4TH–31TH JULY

 ULTIMATE
                       ✓               ✓                 ✓                ✓               ✓                ✓                ✓                ✓               ✓                ✓
 HIGH
 PERFORMANCE           ✓               ✓                 ✓                ✓               ✓                ✓                ✓                ✓               ✓                ✓
 COLLEGE
 ACCELERATOR /
 SCHOOL
 PLACEMENT
                                                                                                                            ✓
 GOLF & ENGLISH
                                                                                          ✓
 CAMP INTERNSHIP
                                                                                          ✓                                 ✓                                                 ✓
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info@rvgs.golf                                                                                                                                                                            45
TESTIMONIALS

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“ I made many new friends from around the
 world while really improving my golf game
... the pro’s were highly skilled and fun to be
         with - will be back next year”

                        Kimi
                    (Luxemburg)
“The experience that Rick has running golf camps
 brings a camp experience that is hard to find. It
was great to see the kids develop new friendships
    and gain experiences that last a lifetime.”

                                  Dave
            (PGA Professional The Address Montgomerie Dubai)

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