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The Independent Schools Golf Association 2013


INTRODUCTION The ISGA was formed to foster the interests of Junior Golf in the Independent school sector throughout the UK and Ireland, by arranging a calendar of golf fixtures open to all Independent schools. Now in its seventh year they have expanded the number of competitions to 10 tournaments with more in the pipeline After many enquiries from state schools and colleges asking to join their schools golf program the ISGA started a new league under British Schools Golf which is now in its third year. Year on year the ISGA have increased the number of schools and pupils taking part in their tournaments




ISGA Home Internationals

4 The ISGA Schools Matchplay Tournament 7

Senior School one day events


Junior School one day events

9 ISGA European Championships 11 The College Cup 12 British Schools and Colleges Tour 13 New Events 14 Brief stats 15 Current Sponsors and supporters 16 Stats


The ISGA Home Internationals HEADLINE SPONSOR

The Home Internationals are held every year with the top finishing schools from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales taking part. The tournament is held on a rotation basis between the 4 countries. Past venues have included Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, Celtic Manor, The Rennaissance Club, The Berkshire For a full list of past winners click here


ISGA Schools Matchplay Tournament HEADLINE SPONSOR - Available

Over 130 of the UK’s top school teams compete for the title each year. The UK is split into 17 areas with around 8 teams in each area playing against their drawn school. The 3 student team play scratch matchplay to decide who proceeds to the next round. Schools knocked out in the first round enter the plate competition which again is a knockout but played under full handicap stableford. The winning teams from each Area then compete at the 2 day National Finals to decide the National Champions


ISGA Schools Matchplay Tournament cont An Individual order of merit now runs alongside the competition to select ISGA teams who are invited to world ranking events in the UK. A Teachers competition also runs alongside the main competition Previous winners 2007 - Hollins Hall

winners - MILLFIELD

2008 - Wokefield Park

winners - MILLFIELD

2009 - St Andrews Bay

winners - WELLINGTON

2010 - Oulton Hall Lee

winners - MILLFIELD

2011 - Lingfield Park

winners - LORETTO

2012 - Carnoustie

winners - WELLINGTON

2013 - Royal St Georges


Full order of Merit can be seen here 2014 sees a return to Carnoustie 2015 Royal St Georges

6 The 2013/14 Tournament will be underway in September with the draw having already taken place. Nationals Finals to be held at Carnoustie on the 27/28 April

Schools taking part this year......schools in green are new to the competition in 2013/14 For more information and to see each area draw see the ISGA website


Senior School 1 day events HEADLINE SPONSOR - Available

The ISGA hold 3 one day events a year open to Senior Schools

The Shire Trophy held at the end of June at The Shire London The Scottish Open held at Kings Acre at the end of September The Schools Cup held at The Shire London in October


Junior School events HEADLINE SPONSOR - Available

The ISGA hold 2 events currently open to Junior and Prep schools The Junior open held in June at The Shire London The Junior Schools Cup held in October at The Shire London


ISGA European Championships HEADLINE SPONSOR - Available

The ISGA are pleased to announce the inaugural European Championships are to take place in Spain in October 2013 in association with The Golf Federation of Spain 5 rounds of golf (2 practice and 3 competitive) at the Villaitana resort near Alicante Played on the 2 Jack Nicklaus courses more info on


The College Cup HEADLINE SPONSOR - Available

The College Cup had an initial outing in 2009 with the idea of pitching the best teams from all the different educational establishments in the UK. The inaugural event was held at the Shire London with 4 teams ISGA team, College team, University team and Irish College team. The ISGA are looking at the possibility of restarting this event as more golf is now being played at Colleges , Schools and Universities


The British Schools & Colleges Tour HEADLINE SPONSOR - Available

The ISGA ran a number of pilot league events with schools and colleges from 2008-2011 and with the support of the majority of schools and colleges decided on the present format Around 55 Schools and Colleges enter a team of 6 into the league which is split into 10 areas. each schools / college then host a one day event at which all teams compete for team gross and nett points. An Individual order of merit runs alongside the team event The winning teams Gross and Nett from each Area along with the top finishing individuals on the order of merit then compete at the 2 day National Finals to decide the National Champions The 2011 finals were held at the Shire London The 2012 finals were held at St Andrews Bay The 2013 finals were held at Princes 2014 to be held at Ganton Previous winners can be seen here The league is open to all schools and colleges in the UK


New for 2013/14 The ISGA have been looking at and trialling a number of innovative ideas to get more students into playing competitive golf whilst carrying on in full time education. 2010 saw the start of the British Student Challenge with the top players getting entry into the British Schools and Colleges National Finals In 2013/14 it is proposed to run a couple of one day events one in the south and one in the north open to all students in full time education. The top 5 players from each event will then be offered a free spot in the National Finals

14 For more information on how you can sponsor or market with the ISGA please contact us or Brief stats Termly Newsletter is sent out to over 2000 people and read by many more. Over 1200 heads from all the UK Independent schools receive a copy of the newsletter who in turn have over 500,000 pupils in their schools. Latest copy of the newsletter can be seen here ISGA website - average yearly visits: 36,000 British Schools website - average yearly visits: 20,000 Junior open Golf website - average yearly visits: 30,000 College Golf website - average yearly visits: 40,000 2013 saw over 200 of the top Independent Schools take part in our competitions and over 50 state schools and colleges


Official clothing sponsor

Official Ball sponsor

Home Internationals Sponsor Schools that market with the ISGA

Stats Audience Demographics Age range 20% under 20, 60% 30-50, 20% over 50 Gender 70% male 30% female Household income bracket - 90% over ÂŁ100,000 Media online via websites and email, emerging media via facebook and twitter ( app currently being produced) Events ( banners), Print ( articles printed in the following publications: Golf Monthly, English Club Golfer, Scottish Club Golfer, National Club Golfer, Daily Telegraph, Golf Today, Golf Courier, Golf Blogger (online), College Golf UK ( online), and many local newspapers

Contact details ISGA 14 Featherstone Road London NW7 2BN David Quin 02089592635

Isga 2013