Warwickshire Golf

Ladies & Girls Player Development

Player development and providing a good player pathway is a key part of the Counties role. Please select the area of interest using the links below to learn more about player development in Warwickshire;

An Introduction to County Coaching

A player pathway provides a stepping stone giving promising young junior golfers through to young adults the opportunity to devleop and improve their skills. The high level of coaching and support that the Warwickshire Union and Association provide for their players helps them to compete in County and National tournaments and matches at every age level in the pathway.

Development is provided to support the following County Squads with all junior development being organised by a central committee formed between the Union and Association...

Warwickshire Union Warwickshire Association
Boys Futures Squad - Under 14 Development Girls Potentials - Young Bears Beginner Hubs
Boys Under 14's - Performance and Development Squads Girls Young Bears Squad
Boys Under 16's - Performance and Development Squads Girls Intermediate Squad
Boys Under 18's - Performance Squad Girls under 18's Elite Squad
Mens - 1st and 2nd Team Squads Ladies - 1st and 2nd Team Squads

Due to the quantity of players and how ability and age naturally differ between squads, specific coaching sessions are arranged to benefit each squad. Some squads receive a "bespoke" program tailored to each players needs.

"County Coaching" has evolved considerably over the years and the responsibilities of the Counties has also changed slightly within the National coaching structure. We as a County are encouraged by England Golf to develop our players using key areas of focus. These are:

  • World-class holing out
  • Outstanding short game
  • Precise wedge play
  • Ball flight control
  • Strategy and tactical awareness

As shown above the majority of the County devleopment programme does not centre around the long game. It is there to complement any work being done by a players "Home Coach". We feel it is extremley important for a players development that they work with a "Home Coach" meaning good communication between County / National organisations, Coaches, Players and Parents also becomes crucial in the development of players.

It is also important that it is made clear to the player that to improve it doesn't necessarily mean they have to stand on a range for hours on end. It sounds obvious but a player does need to learn to play the game on the golf course, but maybe not so obvious is the importance of playing other sports to develop hand eye cordination and range of movement.

Girls Development Programme

The girls coaching programme is well established and split into 3/4 groups including performance and development groups and a potentials group.  These groups are based upon age, experience and ability.  Currently all girls playing golf in Warwickshire are offered some level of coaching however in the future a selection and invitation process may be necessary.

If your daughter is already on the coaching programme you will be contacted early in 2024 with details of the dates, venues, time and coaches.  If your daughter is new to Warwickshire golf coaching please get in touch with Alison Nicholas MBE, Girls County Junior Organiser by email -

This coaching is part funded by England Golf and part by the Warwickshire Ladies' County Golf Association.

Planning for this coaching is a joint enterprise with England Golf, the Warwickshire Union of Golf Clubs and Warwickshire Ladies County Golf Association.

For the County Talent Pathway for Warwickshire Girls please click here

For the Coaching Opportunities for Warwickshire Girls please click here

For Information on how a Junior Girl may be selected for Warwickshire Training please click here

The coaching team for delivering the 2024 Girls Programme are:

Name and Professional Status Home Club Attachment
Alison Nicholas MBE
PGA Qualified Professional
EGTF Qualified Professional

Lead Girls County Coach
Rory Kirwan
PGA Professional
Kenilworth Golf Club
Oliver Foster
PGA Professional
Kenilworth Golf Club

Ladies Development Programme

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