Somerset Girls Junior Coaching Assessment Day  at Farrington Park on Sunday 17th September 2017

There are 3 squads:

  • Performance (under 14 h'cap) will be coached by Terry Williams, PGA Pro until further notice

  • Development (over 14 h'cap)  coached by Carole Pope PGA Pro

  • Futures (working towards CONGU h'caps) coached by Terry Williams, PGA Pro at Farrington Park  


Funding  comes from England Golf with a contribution from the girls' parents.

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27 Junior Girls attended the SLCGA Assessment Day and over the 3 hour session Nick Pope PGA Pro  and Terry Williams PGA Pro put the girls through a variety of golf drills to ascertain their ability.


A number of Parents together with Cathy, County Captain, Alysia, County Vice-Captain, and myself looked on whilst  Amelia the Junior Girls County Vice-Captain and Abby, a member of the junior Performance Squad helped with the team competitions.


The day was enjoyed by everyone.  My thanks to the Parents for bringing their Daughters and to Cathy, Alysia, Amelia and Abby.



Acting CJO

Junior Coaching at Burnham & Berrow on Sunday 22 October 2017


What a great day in a slight breeze!!!  


We kicked off with some putting, where we kept our eyes on the tempo of the putter head and closely watching every revolution of the ball. You get lots of information and feedback from watching your golf ball turn and putting stroke pendulum, but also watching your fellow playing partners, gives you much needed additional info.


A small hop over to the chipping green where we played balls onto the green using 7/8 irons and sand iron/lob wedges. Instantly we had a good idea of whereabouts the balls needed to land to play a good shot and we also got an idea of whether we were better at the bump or the flighty shot. Thank you Amelia for your demonstration with the bump and run and the floaty chip.


A quick walk round the proshop to the driving range we were faced with a 4 club wind in our faces. Davina demonstrated how her normal 7 iron which can go up to 150 yards was now going around 100 yards.....but with a change of ball position, weight distribution and a shorter swing she was able to sting the ball to gain an extra 15-20 yards.....Shane and I could not have demonstrated it better ourselves! Try the one foot off the matt drill to encourage this set up and get the feeling. It was nice to see the improvements from you all on the range and to see some of you try this shot on the course.


My favourite part of the day was watching you all play. All 3 matches were close with only one hole in it. It was particularly nice to see the less experienced girls challenge the more experienced girls.


What I would like you to all go away with, from playing the course today, was how much club you had to take against the wind and how little club when the wind was whistling from behind. The same applies with down wind putts and against the wind putts.


Did any of you notice how the wind changed direction slightly towards the end of the day. The 9th was almost straight downwind at 2pm and by 4pm it was more right to left.


All I can add is, well done everyone, you did brilliantly in those conditions, keep hitting balls and we will hopefully see an improvement in your games the next time Shane and I see you.


Terry Williams & Shane Kaye

Performance & Development Squad      Coaching Dates

Sunday 22nd October 2017 1-4pmBurnham & Berrow GC

Sunday 19th November 2017  1-4pmBurnham & Berrow GC

Sunday 10th December 2017 1-4pm All squads Venue tba

Sunday 21st January 2018 1-4pmBurnham & Berrow GC

Sunday 18th February 2018 1-4pmBurnham & Berrow GC

Sunday 11th March 2018 1-4pm All squads Venue tba

Sunday 29th April 2018 1-4pmBurnham & Berrow GC

Sunday 10th June 2018 1-4pm All squads Venue tba

Futures Squad                                   Coaching Dates

Sunday 8th October 2017 1-4pmFarrington Park GC

Sunday 12th November 2017  1-4pmFarrington Park GC

Sunday 10th December 2017 1-4pm All squads Venue tba

Sunday 14th January 2018 1-4pmFarrington Park GC

Sunday 25th February 2018 1-4pmFarrington Park GC

Sunday 11th March 2018 1-4pm All squads Venue tba

Sunday 8th April 2018 1-4pmFarrington Park GC

Sunday 10th June 2018 1-4pm All squads Venue tba

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