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 DatesAll sessions at Archerfield Golf Acadamy
(9am to 3pm)
6th October 2019
|3rd November 2019|
|1st December 2019|
|5th January 2020|
|2nd February 2020|
|1st March 2020 - practice match - Kilspindie GC|
Below is the Current List of Boys on the Coaching Programme
|Jake Johnston||Royal Burgess GS|
|Robbie Main||Dundas Park|
|Ciaran Paterson||Ratho Park|
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 October 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 2018/19 season we had 16 boys participating. 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 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 2018/19 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 had 3 coaches undertaking the sessions this Winter, they were Olly Morton, Spencer Henderson and David Patrick.
Braid Hills Golf Centre (5pm to 7pm in 2 sessions)