Aldridge Golf Program



Welcome​ to Aldridge SHS Golf Program. The handbook located in the related links column on this page provides information, details and arrangements to help both student and parents understand what is being offered to support your son's/daughter's engagement and development. Through commitment and practice, it is hoped that you achieve your golfing goals. The golf program at Aldridge State High School offers quality weekly tuition for keen and committed students across the Wide Bay region.

​Our golf academy has continued to evolve and enhance experiences for all junior golfers. With a high-quality coaching program and strategic approach to the game, our program offers every student enrolled, the chance to succeed. Through the support of the Maryborough Golf Club, our coaches and QIGA affiliation, this golf program offers students opportunities to take their game to the next level.  This program allows enrolled students exclusive chances to compete in both individual and team tournament play against metropolitan school teams. We start all golfers as training players, and develop students towards their own golfing goals. Aldridge SHS invites all Fraser coast golfers aged 11-18 years of age to sign up and experience that Ryder Cup team atmosphere. Our program often makes up over 50% of the Wide Bay team and recent success has been achieved at the National level with Lachlan Hancock (Aldridge) and State level Allira Shingles (Aldridge/Urangan). 

How do I enrol and get involved?​​​

As an Aldridge new/development player: “Training Squad" 

The Aldridge program runs from 7:45am to approximately 11:00am every Thursday morning. Lessons/skills practice take up the first 30 – 45 minutes and students then put these learnings into practice playing several holes.

The program covers the school virtues of commitment, respect & self-discipline. The school provides supervision, practice balls and transport back from the club to respective schools at approximately 11:15am -11:30am for Fraser Coast based students. The program uses Golf Australia Modules & SMART goals to develop a player's ability.

​As a competition player with an 18 Hole Handicap (AGU): “Tournament Squad" 

When a student gains an AGU Handicap, they are invited to be part of our Tournament Squad. The tournament squad trains every Thursday, also at the Maryborough Golf Course, and each player receives a scholarship to the value of $500. This includes four annual QIGA tournament entries, yearly Thursday morning green fees, free coaching clinics and a tournament shirt/Titleist hat. The Aldridge Golf Program as part of QIGA (Queensland Intercollegiate Golf Association) competes in both individual and team tournament play once per term against metro based teams. QIGA Tournament eligibility requires golfers to be 11 Years or older and have an AGU of less than 27.4. This amazing opportunity is financially covered by Aldridge State High School. (QIGA team announced upon application and commitment to program)- Tournament Squad trains 7:45am- 11:00am every Thursday. ​

About our QIGA affiliation 

Formed in 1996, the Queensland Intercollegiate Golf Association offers a US College style format with teams of 5 players who represent their schools as part of an affiliated team. The QIGA boasts over 100 players that have become golf professionals along will countless state and territory representatives. A few names include Adam Scott (Kooralbyn), Jason Day (Hills), Amy Yang (Robina) and Steven Bowditch (Kooralbyn). Over the years, there have been several rule variations to allow teams to compete using their handicaps in separate team divisions. In the current format, teams compete both in a gross and net championship in the boy's and girl's divisions as well as a junior team stableford competition. Juniors can only come from years 8 or lower and can be any gender combination.

Our very own Golf Coach, Mr. Adam Hodgkinson is the Assistant Manager for QIGA and organises all events for our school and​​​​ our Queensland golfers. ​

Last reviewed 04 November 2022
Last updated 04 November 2022