More junior coaching sessions.....

Pilates and Play...developing core fitness

A squad 11 of boys attended the first session with instructor Fiona Spencer regarding their flexibility and core strength. The session was full of useful guidance and instruction specifically designed to provide an understanding of this element of development for the young golfers to enhance their enjoyment of the game.
This was followed by 18 holes of golf in some very trying conditions not least of which was the incessant rain. The morale and camaraderie was great and this bodes well for the future of Norfolk Golf.
Junior Squad Managers Sammy Martin and Nick Macartney, supported by Junior Secretary Norman Blanch were in attendance and no doubt also left with some useful knowledge of what is yet another branch of coaching aimed at producing better prepared golfers.

2019 Coaching Initiative

The Norfolk County Golf Union has embarked on an ambitious and exciting
County Boys training programme to prepare for the season ahead. Norman
Blanch, County Junior Secretary has designed a coaching plan in concert
with Norfolk Family Golf Centre professionals Alex Beckett and Lewis
Clarke that focuses on technical skill, distance control, trackman,
practice routines, on course risk and reward management and
physical/psychological mindset towards achieving improved performance.

An overall squad of twenty four boys representing the Under 14's,16's
and 18's are taking part in twenty-one weeks of intensive teaching,
with an aspiration to hone their match play technique, reduce handicaps
and develop keen camaraderie and team spirit.
This will conclude in March allowing the boys time to adopt and impart their scholarship during the summer fixtures.

Under 12's and 14's manager Nick Macartney and recent addition to the management team Sammy Martin are supporting Norman and the programme towards a successful 2019 campaign, that profiles the player, underwrites purposeful practice in tandem with yardage, ball flight and putting control. With injury prevention in mind Pilates has been added to the schedule to further enlighten players towards good posture, flexibility and core stability.

The NCGU are also running four junior academies at Royal Norwich, King's Lynn, Bawburgh and Costessey Park with Sheringham starting one soon. They are specifically targeted towards younger boys trying to gain their first
handicaps and if anyone is interested simply contact your nearest club
to be included.

The Union has invested heavily in our future junior talent and are seeking sponsors to continue the project and would personally like to thank Robert Waugh for his donation, which has funded part of the initiative and Bawburgh Golf Club. Practice matches have been arranged to ready the Under 18's for their first competitive game against Bedfordshire and Leicestershire in the B.U.T Trophy to be played on the 17th March at Great Yarmouth and Caister GC.

The Indoor photo =
L-R Back Lewis Clarke, Alex Beckett, Ethan Richmond, Ollie Underhill-Smith, Jacob Jeary, Joe Crane, Mason Bernstein, Ewan Marshall,
Sammy Martin, Nick Macartney.
L- R Front Charlie Green, James Bennett, Charlie Woodward, Sean Rafferty,
Norman Blanch, James Black, Jamie Fox.
The Outdoor Photo see gallery below =
L-R Back Alex Beckett (coach), James Tipling, Torin Grady, Ben Terry, Lewis Clarke
(coach). Front L-R Cameron Braes, Billy Britcher, Alfie Edgson, Daniel
Leggett, Alex Blake.

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