Somerset Girls Performance Squad Coaching Report
Sunday 6th October 2019 at Mendip Spring Golf Club
We had a great start to our “off season” county coaching on Sunday, the first for some of the girls and the first for myself and Katie. We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the girls and are thrilled that they are so enthusiastic, have an eagerness to learn and were fully engaged in all the activities.
We kicked off with goal setting, explaining why and how to do it. I was delighted to hear that some already had goals they had set previously. The girls made a note of their goals in the back of their training notebooks and are encouraged to update their short term goals regularly, depending on how their development is progressing. We will of course, go back through the goal setting as a group in a few sessions time as well to help the girls gain a deeper understanding now they have made a start.
The practical sessions, chipping and putting, were based around making their training more fun, with drills that give instant feedback and are measurable. The girls were encouraged to make diagrams and notes in their training notebooks so they can incorporate these drills to their own training sessions. All the drills have scores attached so they can see where they are improving.
The girls have been asked to make up a new fun drill that they could share with the group in the next session. The drill can be on chipping or putting and must give feedback and be measureable (i.e. have scoring attached to it). The more imaginative and fun the better!
Katie and I are excited to see everyone again on Sunday 10th November at Burnham & Berrow Golf Club, we will start promptly at 1pm so please make sure that you have arrived in plenty of time to sort yourselves out, get your name badges and familiarise yourself with the clubhouse and facilities. Should you find you are running late please send me a text. Meet on the putting green area!