Search Is On For Talented Young Golfers

Middlesex County Partnership launching new coaching programme


Scott Margetts
Middlesex County Development Officer


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The Middlesex County Golf Partnership is launching a coaching programme to identify and encourage promising young golfers and will hold three talent spotting days.

Boys and girls aged between nine and 15, who are not members of county coaching squads, are invited to attend the Middlesex County Academy assessment days which take place on:

  • January 23rd - Playgolf Northwick Park - 1pm to 3pm
  • January 30th - Stanmore & Edgware Golf Centre - 1pm to 3pm
  • February 6th - Dukes Meadows Golf & Tennis - 1pm to 3pm

Golf clubs and junior organisers are asked to encourage promising youngsters to register for these events. Visit to register online.

The youngsters selected at the talent spotting days will receive 18 hours of coaching, spread at six-week intervals throughout the season and held at county academies.

The Middlesex County Academy is part of a nationwide initiative to catch young players who slip through the net for county squad coaching. They may include late starters or youngsters who have switched from other sports and it is hoped the training will help them step up to county standard.

Seven lead coaches have just been appointed to deliver the training: Middlesex county coach Neil Smith; Caroline Bradley of Finchley Golf Club; Shaun Ferguson of Playgolf Northwick Park; Brian Jackson and Scott Margetts of Dukes Meadows Golf & Tennis; James Martin of Stanmore & Edgware Golf Centre; and Greg Smith of Pinner Hill Golf Club. First of the PGA Assistants appointed was Daniel Fickling of Bush Hill Park Golf Club and more assistants will soon join the team.

Scott Margetts
Middlesex County Development Officer

January 13, 2011