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PERFORMANCE SQUAD COACHING REPORTS

Burnham Driving Range, Sunday 4 November 2018

A fabulous day spent at Burnham Driving Range working on swing technique. I videoed each girls swing and pointed out some of the things mentioned last time. It was great to see some improvements made from last time and hopefully the video’s will further enhance the progress.

Each swing video has been sent to the girls along with a briefing on the points raised.

Happy golfing to you all and keep up the good work. The next session (weather permitting) will be spent at Burnham & Berrow GC working on wedge shots.

See you all soon

Thank you

 

Somerset Girls Performance Coaching Report

Burnham & Berrow GC, Sunday 2 December 2018

A very productive day at the golf club today. We discussed the girls progress since the last session and they all appreciated the video feedback of their swings from last time.

This week’s focus was on distance control from 75, 90 and 100yards. I placed cones around each target, allowing for an 8 yard circle at 75 yards, 9 yard circle at 90 yard and 10 yard circle at 100 yards. This helped the girls to focus on areas rather than just the flag.

We talked in great depths about the control of the swing and not trying to power the ball with a club that wouldn’t reach the target. The girls came up with some good words about how they felt with this task. One word was ‘calm’ because they felt comfortable with controlling the swing and not powering it.

We moved onto the putting green and worked hard on long putts. After some initial discussion, I gave the girls 2 putts each to get the ball into the hole from approximately 60 feet. If they failed to do so, they had to do a forfeit, which they chose…a 10-second ‘plank’. Working in teams of 2, if one of them failed, them both would have to do the forfeit. Great fun and a good way of intimating pressure.

 

With Christmas coming up, its now the winter break and the girls will be back in February.

See you all soon

Thank you

Stuart

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COACHING REPORT MARCH 3RD 2019

 

Somerset Girls Performance Coaching Report

Enmore Park, Sunday 3 March 2019

Despite an awful weather forecast, with gale force winds and driving rain, which did not happen, the girls turned up all happy after the long winter break.

With a discussion about how external forces can adversely affect performance, such as weather conditions, ground lies and conditions, flag locations and hole shape, much thought was given to each shot being played on its own merit.

The girls can ONLY control their own thought process and through the playing of the course, the girls showed great aptitude to coping in such conditions. Some superb shots being made but more importantly, the thought processes involved in preparing for the shot in hand. What an excellent day!

Happy golfing to you all and keep up the good work. The next session (weather permitting) will be spent at Burnham & Berrow GC.

Thank you to Julie and Chris for their help today.

See you soon

Stuart

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Somerset Girls Performance Coaching Report

Burnham & Berrow GC, Sunday 7 April 2019

Working with Nicola Stroud, the teaching professional at Burnham & Berrow, discussing the implication of the new rules of golf. We had a detailed look at how to navigate the new rules book and how the course is split into 5 defined areas. This helped the girls to better understand how to use the book.

We then had a discussion on the mental psychology of the game and how body language and attitude can have a huge effect on the game and performance.

 

It was interesting to hear the girls talk about how they respond to differing situations and also to help them to better control how they act on the course and how this can influence their approach.

We then ventured to the Channel course and had the girls play all their tee shots with irons to give a different view of the hole and how playing from different positions involves using the mental side of golf. It was great to watch them and see how well they did with many girls scoring par figures, despite having to work hard from inside 75 yards to give themselves the chance to hole putts.

Some superb shots being made but more importantly, the thought processes involved in preparing for the shot in hand. What an excellent day!

Happy golfing to you all and keep up the good work. The next session is at Farrington in May.

See you all soon

Thank you

Stuart

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May 12th Combined squads day Farrington

 

What a fabulous day to play golf. Glorious weather and great to see over 30 girls having fun. Terry organised a superb day starting with putting skills before we went to play a Texas scramble on the course. Each team was led by a performance squad player mixed with development girls and futures girls.

 

Absolutely brilliant to see the improvement over the past few months and to see the futures squads mixing in so well is a delight

 

 

Final session is on June 9th 2-5 pm at The Mendip where you will be able to play some of the course in preparation for the Girls Championship.

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