Search Is On For Talented Young Golfers
Middlesex County Partnership launching new coaching programme
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:
Golf clubs and junior organisers are asked to encourage promising youngsters to register for these events. Visit http://tinyurl.com/mddx1 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.
January 13, 2011