The Paddy Harrington Golf Scholarship programme offers amateur golfers of international standard the opportunity to pursue their golfing career whilst undertaking an internationally recognised degree course from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
The golf scholarship programme aims to provide a platform for top class golfers to achieve their golfing and academic potential and promotes individual golf excellence and development while representing the University at national and international collegiate level. Our mission is to develop our golf scholars to a standard whereby they can pursue careers in top amateur or professional golf.
The Scholarship Programme:
The scholarship offers a competitive and structured golf programme which includes:
- Access to two championship golf courses at Carton House Golf Club
- Access to The Royal Dublin Golf Club Championship links course
- Access to full GUI Academy Practise Facility
- Coaching and technical development under GUI national coach & JFoster Golf Academy
- Warm weather training at Oceanico Golf resorts, Algarve Portugal.
- Golf specific fitness training
- Golf mental fitness coaching & guest speakers
- Performance Nutrition and Lifestyle Management
- Performance analysis
Tournaments and Competition:
- GUI Inter-varsity events: Inter-varsity Stroke play Championship , Series events & Match-play League
- European University Sports Association (EUSA): European Inter-varsity Golf Championship’s.
- Federation Institute Sports Federation (FISU):World University Golf Championship’s
- R&A Bursary Tournament and University of St. Andrews Boyd Quiach Tournament
- GUI and ILGU Cup’s and Shield Championships
- Paddy Harrington Golf Scholarship Golfer of the Year (GOY) Competition.
Along with great facilities at Carton, students also have free access to a state-of the art gym, weights room, swimming pool, physical therapy room, on campus accommodation and a range of other support facilities are also available.
In addition to developing golf ability, students will also have the benefits of a top class educational experience at NUI Maynooth. The team in NUI Maynooth believes strongly in providing a holistic life-experience for students. This includes a powerful but personal academic experience, and involvemnet in diverse student activities to broaden the mind and deepen the understanding. The University has a superb range of courses on offer in Arts, Sciences, Engineering and Business and has a highly-regarded academic staff, may of whom are leaders in their chosen fields.