The Pheasant Glen Elite Junior Academy is the most successful Junior Academy on Vancouver Island. Led by Head Professional and Manager, Gord Melissa, and Lead Instructor and Golf Canada Junior Development Team Coach, Robert Ratcliffe, the Academy has seen a minimum of one student receive a golf scholarship in Canada or the United States since 2011. 2017 marks the most successful year to date with three students already receiving scholarships.
The Elite Academy is available to both local and non-resident students. Students moving to Qualicum Beach to join our Academy are placed with homestay families, for a monthly fee, that provide a safe and comfortable environment and enroll in Kwalikum Secondary School which is only a five minute drive from Pheasant Glen. We make every effort to find families that are within walking distance to school, town and the golf course.
One of the unique aspects of our Academy is the personal relationships that we build with each of our students. We recognize that students are away from their families and we make every effort to communicate with each student as to how their homestay life is, how school is going, etc. Many of our students that go to College communicate with us throughout the year and some return during the summer to train with us.
Below is an outline of our three tiered program which is designed to create success through various stages of growth and improvement.