Junior Coaching

AIMS

  • - Help girls to learn to play golf.
  • - Assist girls in gaining and then reduce their handicap.
  • - Encourage girls to join a Golf Club.
  • - Make golf a fun, safe and positive experience.
  • - Meet and make friends to play with.

BGG has a Talent Pathway to coach and provide support for girls from beginners to those with single figure handicaps and covering all the stages in between. We aim to give our girls access to high quality coaching, competition and development to suit their talent, skill level and experience. As a girl develops through the year, she may move up the pathway.

The coaching is structured and all aspects of playing golf are explored.

We offer subsidised coaching at 4 levels:–

  • Level 1: Beginners and Improvers
  • Level 2: Intermediate
  • Level 3: BGG Junior Academy
  • Level 4: Elite

All coaching is provided by experienced PGA Professionals at local golf clubs.

You may find you start the year at one of the Beginner and Improver centres and as you progress you move on to the Intermediate Centre during the season.

You may join any of the courses during the season, as long as there are places available, and you are welcome to come to try a lesson before you enrol for the full course.

Level 1: Beginners and Improvers

This is for Beginners and Improvers, with 12 lessons spread through from March to October, at roughly two week intervals. All lessons will be in term time. The lessons will be for two hours. Beginners may be collected after one hour if parents/Pro feels they cannot cope with two hours.

There will be two centres to choose from this year: Bird Hills, Sand Martins. Parents may be requested to move to make groups viable. Lessons will take place on the driving range, putting green and practice bunker. At least one lesson will be on the course. As part of this course, girls should aim to play in as many Fun Competitions as possible.

Level 2: Intermediate

This is aimed at getting pre-handicap girls playing, putting in cards and joining a Club. Girls will be expected to play or practice between sessions. Lessons will take place on the driving range, putting green, practice bunker and on the course.

Girls are expected to play in the 3 Academy Coaching Competitions, as well as BGG Fun Competitions.

There will be 8 lessons, from February to October at roughly monthly intervals. All lessons will be in term time. The lessons will be for 3 hours, with a Pro and a Level 1 coach to assist. Depending on numbers there may be a morning group as well as the afternoon group. The course is delivered by Terry Wild at Mill Ride.

Level 3: BGG Junior Academy

This is aimed at girls with high handicaps (-36) who need coaching and match practice. Girls will be expected to play or practice between sessions. Lessons will take place on the driving range, putting green, practice bunker and on the course.

The lessons will be for 3 hours and delivered by a Pro (If there are more than 5 girls in the group there will be an Assistant Pro there as well). There will be 8 lessons delivered by Terry Wild (and Jack Landauer) at Mill Ride with no lessons in April or August.

In addition these girls will be selected to play for the junior county matches and will receive coaching in match play; course management and rules.

Girls will be expected to play in the 3 Academy Coaching Competitions.

Level 4: Elite

These are junior girls and age 18 + players with low handicaps, who are playing for the junior as well as the 1st and 2nd County Teams. They will receive coaching vouchers and appropriate support.

Competitions

Sarla Read will run BGG Fun Competitions (mostly in the holidays) for Level 1 + 2 girls. These will be mainly on short courses, but some may give the opportunity to play 9 holes and put in a card for handicap assessment. These fun occasions make the important link between practice sessions on the range and actually playing golf and are considered to be an essential part of our coaching scheme.

Academy Coaching Competitions. There will be three Competitions run by the local County Ladies Associations. These will be 18 and 9 hole counting Stableford competitions, so girls can submit cards for handicap adjustment. These competitions will be for Level 2 and Level 3 girls to compete against girls of similar standard from the other Counties.

SCHEDULE AND PRICES 2017

 

To find out more about coaching or to sign up for coaching, contact:

Coaching Organiser:  Pera Marrs
Email:
pera.marrs@btinternet.com
Telephone:   01628 629155

Or

County Junior Organiser:   Pauline Cameron
Email:
pauline.cameron@cameron-fraser.co.uk
Telephone:   01344 886229 or 07930 341605


COACHING APPLICATION FORM

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