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
Sunday 17th March - Farrington Park GC with Coach Terry Williams.
Thirteen members of the squad were able to turn out today, with only five unable to.
The squad started out on the chipping area in pairs, playing with a sand wedge and putter, each hole a par two. The tee areas were strategically placed, even in a bunker and one behind a tree.
Next was a couple of skill games at the range , involving the Stinger shot and a very short chip. The girls enjoyed trying out shots that just might get them out of tough areas during the inter-county matches at Woodbury. After lunch we played Greensomes with a difference, after each drive, the second shot was chosen by the opponents. Well done Terry and ladies a good session was had by all
Our next Coaching session will take place in May.