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Lothians Golf Association

Coaching

The Lothians Golf Association has recognised that since the introduction of its very successful coaching programme, the availability and provision of coaching and other development opportunities for young golfers, through programmes such as Clubgolf, the SGU Development Centres and Academies together with the increase in capacity afforded through club pro's, driving ranges and private contractors has changed the landscape of golf development.

Coaching Dates

All sessions at Archerfield Golf Acadamy
(9am to 3pm)

1st November 2020

6th December 2020
3rd January 2021
7th February 2021
7th March 2021

Below is the Current List of Boys on the Coaching Programme

Player Club
Harry Bent Gullane
Sean Gallacher Prestonfield
Ryan Gallacher Longniddry
Adam Hawthorn  Murrayfield
Andrew Hendry Gullane
Jake Johnston Royal Burgess GS
Aiden Lawson Bruntsfield Links GS
Jack Lucas Gullane
Rory McClafferty Linlithgow
Cameron Muhkerjee Loretto
Ciaran Paterson Ratho Park
Blair Roberts Dundas Parks
Luca Smith Baberton
Arran Watt Swanston
Murray Welsh Duddingston
James Wood Bathgate
Josh Beveridge Bathgate
Archie Finnie Royal Burgess GS
Callum Kenneally Kilspindie

Recognising this, in 2014 the Lothians reviewed the position it occupies as an Area and where our coaching programme now fits within this landscape.

The Lothians Golf Association now provide a winter coaching programme for boys within our area.  The programme runs between November and March and is aimed mainly at boys under 16 years of age.  The number of boys on the programme can vary but in the 2019/20 season we had 16 boys participating. We have added more names this year due to the SGL Performance Programme being restricted due to COVID-19 measures that are in place. The Association wished to make sure that the three boys did not miss out on some form of Coaching Programme this year and invited them to participate.

The Boys Coaching Committee select the boys for the programme and take into account their performance during the previous season, performance in team matches, recommendations from clubs and attitude to the previous coaching programme.

The programme consists of 5 full day coaching sessions and 2 matches, with different formats and challenges.  We also appreciate the requirement for fitness and the boys also attend fitness sessions and in 2019/20 this was provided by Golf Fit Ltd, the golf fit instructor, Alex Wood, also attended all coaching sessions and undertook the warm up with the boys.

We are once again delighted to have Olly Morton, Spencer Henderson and David Patrick continueing as coaches this year which provides good continuity in our programme which benefits the Boys as they progress in the game.

Golf Fit Sessions

Braid Hills Golf Centre 

The Golf Fit sessions will be carried out with one to one sessions this year due to the COVID-19 Resyrictions and some sessions will be carried out over Video Technology. Alex Woods will continue to provide his expertise to the squad members and will demonstrate that the benefit of the correct fitness regime and techniques is vital in the progress of the individual.




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