Hertfordshire Golf Girls Performance/Development Squad

Winter Programme 2021/22

The 2021/22 coaching season for the girls is now finished with our last event a joint Performance and Development Squad session at Letchworth Golf Club on Sunday 8th May.

A total of 22 girls were invited to join the programme based on their Handicap Index. The Performance Squad initial HI range was 1.5 - 9.5 and achieved reductions to +2.5 - 6.7 and the Development Squad achieved reductions from 14.3 - 24.5 to 12.5 - 22.1 by the end of the programme.

Throughout the season we have worked on improving performance from 150 yards in emphasis on hitting greens in regulation, effective chipping with focus on reading greens and aligning putts. A variety of techniques and practices were used at each session based on the drills used by the England squads.

The girls have worked hard during our morning sessions with lots of chipping, bunker and putting practice, effectively delivered by Joanne Oliver and Samantha Head. To finish our morning sessions the lessons learnt were put into practice playing on the various par 3 courses at the venues.

Afternoon sessions were on the main course with 9 holes of either stroke or match play.

During play the girls were asked to record various statistics to identify areas for improvement and maintain these same statistics when playing their next rounds of golf.

Our aim throughout has been to achieve various Programme and Performance goals;

Performance Squad

Programme Goals

Win East Region JCMD’s

Performance Goals

Par 3 Average better than 3.3
Par 4 Average better than 4.00
Par 5 Average better than 5.00

Performance Objectives

Bogey Avoidance

>12 Greens in Regulation
>50% Scramble Rate

Birdies Gained

>50% Quality Greens in Regulation
>50% Birdie Conversion

Key focus areas for players to develop individually

Total Putts Per Round <31
GIR 12+
Driving Distance (220 yards)
Scramble (proximity) >50%
Scramble % >50%
QGIR >6
Putts Distance (Footage Holed) 60ft+
3 Putts Per Round <0.75
1 Putts Per Round >5.5

Development Squad

Programme Goals

Players to play in a minimum of 5 county events

Performance Goals

Par 3 Average better than 3.8
Par 4 Average better than 4.5
Par 5 Average better than 5.5

Performance Objectives

Bogey Avoidance

>6 Greens in Regulation
>25% Scramble Rate

Birdies Gained

>25% Quality Greens in Regulation
>25% Birdie Conversion

Key focus areas for players to develop individually

Total Putts Per Round <34
GIR 6
Driving Distance (200 yards)
Scramble (proximity) >25%
Scramble % >25%
QGIR >3
Putts Distance (Footage Holed) 30ft+
3 Putts Per Round <2
1 Putts Per Round >3

I extend my thanks to both Jo and Sam for their support and dedication in helping the girls improve their techniques and preparing them for the forthcoming junior golf season.

I am looking forward to watching the results of the various junior national, regional and county events to monitor progress of the girls.

Enjoy the 2022 golfing season.

Sue Lawrence

Junior Girls Manager