Saturday, November 15, 2014

AYRSHIRE SQUAD COACHING - new winter programme for Under 18 squad launched

After two years working alongside the Scottish Golf Development Centre Programme, The Ayrshire Golf Association have returned to their own 'in house' coaching programme this year, with the new scheme being launched last weekend at the Scottish National Sports Centre at Inverclyde in Largs


Scott Gilchrist has taken on the coaching portfolio on behalf of The Association this year and Graham Ross, Richard Gordon and David Fleming have been brought in to  facilitate the coaching scheme as previously, with Duncan Liddell facilitating the fitness aspect.
The initial squad selected for this year is :-
Jack Thomas (Irvine)
Craig Mckenzie (Troon Welbeck)
Murray McCrone (Troon Welbeck) 
Luke Murdoch (Loudoun)
Elliot Spence (Loudoun)
Jordan Sweeney (Ayr Belleisle)
Ross Meikle (Ayr Belleisle)
Andrew Gordon (Ayr Belleisle)
Matthew Thomson (Ayr Belleisle)
Blair Fleming (Troon Welbeck)
Ewan Milligan (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Euan Ferguson (Turnberry)
Jack Broun (Turnberry)
Calum Irving (Ayr Belleisle)
Charlie Cameron (Ayr Belleisle)
Aidan Dore (Loudoun)
Ruben Lindsay (Ayr Belleisle)

The coaching squad at the first session of the winter programme
It is hoped to develop a self nomination form, for publication on the web site in future, and The Association intend to investigate the development of an under 14 feeder group later in the year.
Each session comprises a full day and includes various aspects of coaching and development to further enhance the skills of the players involved, with fitness programmes from 1000 to 1200, lunch from 1200 to 1300 and golf coaching from 1300 - 1500 each day.
The projected dates for the coaching sessions this winter are :-

Sunday 9th November 2014
Sunday 7th December 2014
Sunday 11th January 2015
Sunday 15th February 2015
Sunday 15th March 2015
It is also intended to hold a final 'on course' coaching day on Sunday 29 March 2015 











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