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


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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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Somerset Girls Performance Coaching Report

Mendip GC, Sunday 9 June 2019


In preparation for the Girls County Championships at Mendip GC on June 23rd, we held an on course coaching session. This involved the girls playing foursomes to enable them to talk to their partners and think about playing from different positions tan they would normally play from using their own ball.

It was great to see how the girls thought about shots but also giving much thought to how they play shots. Lots of the girls are tuned into playing the ball in the air all the time and not utilising the ground to help them. Most notably around the greens, the girls are afraid to play running shots and using the contours of the ground. When I discussed this option with them, they found it much easier to control what their golf ball was doing, resulting in more par scores and more enjoyment too.

It will be great to watch them play in two weeks time and to see how much they have learnt from today’s session.


See you all soon

Thank you