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;
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 - Under 14 Development|
|Boys Under 14's - Performance and Development Squads||Girls Development Groups|
|Boys Under 16's - Performance and Development Squads||Girls Under 18's - Performance Squad|
|Boys Under 18's - Performance Squad||Ladies - 1st and 2nd Team Squads|
|Mens - 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:
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.
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 2016 with details of the dates, venues, time and coaches. If your daughter is new to Warwickshire golf coaching please get in touch with Hannah Crump, Girls County Junior Organiser by email - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
A guideline of the pathway used with number of participants is shown below:
The coaching team for delivering the 2016 and 2017 Girls Programme are:
|Name and Professional Status||Home Club Attachment|
|Alison Nicholas MBE|
PGA Qualified Professional
EGTF Qualified Professional
|David Fulcher - Advanced PGA Professional||Edgbaston Golf Club|
|Mark Dulson - Advanced PGA Professional||The Warwickshire Golf & Country Club|
|Ian Smith - PGA Professional||The Warwickshire Golf & Country Club|
|Aaron Lansberry - PGA Professional & BA Hons in golf Management||Hatchford Brook Golf Centre|
|Darren Lewis - Advanced PGA Class AA Professional||Lea Marston Golf Club|