Lothians Golf Association


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 SGL 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

Sessions at Archerfield and Kingsfield Golf Acadamys
(9am to 3pm)

5th November 2023 (Kingsfirld)

3rd December 2023 (Archerfield)
7th January 2024 (Archerfield)
4th February 2024 (Archerfield)
10th March 2024 (Kingsfield)
March - Practice Match date TBC

Below is the 2022/23 List of Boys on the Coaching Programme, the new list for the coming programme will be posted here soon.

Player Club
Aiden Byars Broomieknowe GC
Jamie Dawes Royal Burgess GS
Jack Dunn Bruntsfield Links GS
Matthew Ennis Bathgate GC
Seb Harvey West Links GC
Daniel Hogg Duddingston GC
Ben Kelly Bruntsfield Links GS
Rocco Lennon Bathgate GC
Rory McCraw Turnhouse GC
Luke McLaughlin West Links GC
Lewis Porteous Craigielaw GC
Ethan Robertson Prestonfield GC

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 aged between 12 - 15 years.  The number of boys on the programme can vary but in the 2023/24 season we will have 12 boys participating. In a year when players had the opportunity for the first time to apply directly for the coaching programme it was disappointing that the response was well below expectation.

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 five full day coaching sessions and two matches, with different formats and challenges.  We also appreciate the requirement for fitness and the boys will attend fitness sessions and learn about nutrition and wellbeing as well as getting some input from a sports phycology.

We are once again delighted to have Olly Morton and David Patrick continuing as coaches this year which provides good continuity in our programme which benefits the Boys as they progress in the game. The fitness aspects will be covered by Chris Simpson and the sports phycology by Will Kelly.

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