Coaching sessions for our Performance Squad (handicap 10 and below) and Development Squad (handicaps 11- 24) started in September 2020 but have both been suspended due to COVID-19. These will resume once current restrictions on golf are lifted. However, a variety of Zoom calls and interactive sessions have been running throughout the 2020 lockdowns and will continue into 2021.
This year we are very fortunate once again to have Jo Oliver, lead coach assisted by Sam Head. We are all looking forward to a successful season following the disappointment of not being able to defend our Inter County success in 2019. Our 2021 Inter County Match Days will be at Bedfordshire Golf Club 9-11th August.
The focus for the coaching program is to develop our players in areas of performance preparation and scoring from 100 yards and in. This involves work on the basic's such as improved ball striking with pitching and chipping, which leads onto to greater variety of shot choices and distance control. All players are keeping their stat’s whilst playing rounds both in competition and practice, we are using this information to assist in developing an understanding of where practice needs to be focused and how more par’s and birdies can be achieved. We are also using a constraints led approach to our sessions and much of what we deliver is whilst the team are out on both the par 3 or main 18-hole course.
Our 2020/21 coaching sessions are shown below.
|Sunday 4th October||Mill Green Golf Club||Sunday 27th September||Mill Green Golf Club|
|Sunday 15th November||Letchworth Golf Club||Sunday 1st November||Chesfield Downs|
|Sunday 10th January||Mill Green Golf Club||Sunday 13th December||Chesfield Downs|
|Sunday 31st January||Mill Green Golf Club||Sunday 17th January||Chesfield Downs|
|Sunday 21st February||Letchworth Golf Club||Sunday 7th February||Chesfield Downs|
|Sunday 14th March||Letchworth Golf Club||Sunday 21st March||Letchworth Golf Club|
Sue Lawrence - Girls U18 Team Manager