COACHING REPORT – SUNDAY 25TH MARCH 2018
Fifteen ladies and girls attended Somerset Squad Coaching today at Farrington Park GC.
Terry Williams (Somerset coach) had organised for Lawrence Farmer – ex tour player and well respected
The day was set out – chipping first, followed by bunker shots, pitching, and then putting.
I think all of us picked up a lot about techniques and applying skills with a better knowledge – using positive imagination, learning the way to use our bodies to get the best angle – especially those with an awkward lie in the bunker!
We had some time for classroom teaching with an open forum for asking questions and discussion over lunch– much was said about team spirit and the importance of supporting each other.
Group pitching on the practice ground after lunch – various lengths to set out greens. Lawrence and Terrywent between the groups, giving teaching and advice to all.
It was lovely to see so much enthusiasm from the girls – thank you Terry and Lawrence for spending so much time organising and setting up, I’m sure we have all benefitted greatly – lots of practice needed now!
FIRST COACHING SESSION OF THE SEASON:
Sunday 28th October 2018 dawned sunny, windy and very cold! All were wrapped up for our Ladies coaching session at Farrington with Terry Williams - our top coach.
It was a good day – get-together and discussion to start with, followed by coaching in the range – the twelve girls split into foursomes pairs and working together.
Short session of chipping and putting, followed by lunch break – then on to the course for 9 hole foursomes match play, x3 groups.
All worked well in their pairs – plotting and planning their way round - with keen, competitive play.
It was great to see the team together again – I shall miss them all, but am handing on the Captaincy into the very capable hands of my vice – Alysia Rees. The future looks bright!
Cathy Olive (County Captain).
18 November 2018 - Farrington Park GC
A great day for our coaching. Skills on the practice ground were very successful, working through a list that Terry had set, straight shots to high and low draws. Terry filmed swings on a one to one basis and is going to put them all together to make a collage.
After lunch a scratch foursomes stableford was played in pairings we put together from our last coaching session, 19 points for 9 holes was the winning score.
Mark Biddle has kindly offered to have a rules session with us at Burnham, and then afterwards play nine holes on the channel course at a date to be organised.
Our next coaching session is 17 March 2019