Department of Sport

Performance Golf


Performance Golf




The University of Nottingham Golf Club has three teams, which provide for elite players from plus handicaps to more social players with handicaps of mid-teens. The club participates in the BUCS league and cup competitions as well as providing opportunities for the most able to play in individual competitions . It is also part of the Nottingham Varsity programme.

Although the club caters for members with a range of handicaps it is required that you have your own golf clubs and equipment and have played golf to the above ability before.

The club operates a Performance Squad for players with 1st team potential, which provides strength and conditioning and physiotherapy services, in addition to nutrition and sports psychology support. This consists of roughly 10 members who will have access to the above benefits. More widely, the rest of the squad will have access to group coaching once a week and are heavily involved in playing matches. 

Golf at The University of Nottingham


Performance coaching

Our Golf Coach is Antony Ryder has had nearly 20 years experience in Coaching Golf at all levels. He is currently the Head Golf Professional at Beeston Fields Golf Club.

Having started Golf at the age of 8, Antony represented Derbyshire as a Junior and has had several top 3 finishes in Professional events across the UK and America.

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Performance training 

  • Monday: 7pm.- 8pm and Friday 6pm – 7pm S&C at David Ross Sports Village 
  • Tuesday training at Riverside Driving Range to warm up before matches
  • Wednesday: Match day
  • Saturday/Sunday Group Coaching for the whole squad
  • Extra hours of training with head PGA Professional of Beeston Fields GC 


  • Sustained position in Premier League for 6 years
  • 8th in the UK for golf as a whole

Performance facilities


  • 3 mixed BUCS teams
  • 1st team to compete in the Premier North league

Athlete profiles


Joshua Martin 

Studying: Msc Marketing

Golf background: I started playing golf when I was three years old because of my older brother who began just a few months earlier. In addition, I had been competing for the University of North Carolina for the last four years prior to coming to Nottingham. 

Top achievements: Winning the Carolinas Amateur Championship in back to back years (2018 & 2019). Also, being named a Ping All-American my junior year at UNC. 



University of Nottingham Sport

David Ross Sports Village
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000