- 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 youngsters access to high quality coaching, competition and development to suit their talent, skill level and experience.
The coaching is structured and all aspects of playing golf are explored.
For 2022 we offer subsidised coaching at 3 levels:
- Breaking 100
- Breaking 90
- Breaking 80
- A number of clubs within the Berkshire offer a GirlsGolfRocks programme which is aimed at beginners.
All coaching is provided by experienced PGA Professionals at local golf clubs. You may join any of the courses during the season, as long as there are places available.
This course is aimed at girls who are fairly new to golf and who may not yet be a member of a golf club. The programme will introduce them to the basics of the game such as understanding the basic set up, how different clubs launch and the distances they send the ball, as well as a brief introduction to the Rules and etiquette of the game. The course will comprise six sessions of 2-hours each. Maximum of 6 girls.
The girls will be encouraged to play in the five BGG Fun competitions – and once they have a handicap index of 44.0 or better, the BGG competitions. In order to gain an official golf handicap, girls will need to become members of an England Golf affiliated golf club. Many golf clubs offer special junior membership rates.
This is for girls who already understand the basics of the game and who are regularly scoring in the low 90s/high 80s. This will build on their existing knowledge and help them develop their own analysis by understanding weaknesses and strengths and beginning to keep and use playing stats. There will eight 3-hour sessions and one full day. Maximum of 8 girls.
Girls will be encouraged to play in the Academy Coaching Competition to be held at Kirtlington in July as well as all BGG competitions. Dates for the Academy coaching competition – as well as the BGG competitions – can be found on the BCLGA website. Parents will also be informed of competition dates by email.
This is for girls who are already skilful and experienced but who wish to progress further; they are likely to be scoring regularly in the 70s and low 80s. The programme will show them how to use stats and build this into practice routines, learn to understand their own swings and learn how to cope with pressure. There will be nine 3-hour sessions and one full day. Maximum of 8 girls.
‘Breaking 80’ and ‘Breaking 90’ will take place at Mill Ride Golf Club and make use of the driving range, putting green, practice bunker and golf course.
Fun Competitions: BGG Fun Competitions are run (mostly in the holidays) for pre-handicap and high handicap players. These are played over 9 holes and mainly on short courses although some give the opportunity to 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 Competition. In 2022 there will be one Competition which is open to players from Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire to be played at Kirtlington GC on 17 July. This will be 18 and 9 hole qualifying Stableford competition, so girls can submit cards for handicap adjustment. This competition will be for the Breaking 100 and Breaking 90 girls to compete against girls of similar standard from the other Counties.