Junior girls coaching undeterred by weather

PUBLISHED: 14:40 07 November 2012

Mendip Golf Club girls.

Mendip Golf Club girls.

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Mendip Spring Golf Club held a girls’ golf tuition day in conjunction with the Somerset Golf Partnership.

MENDIP Spring Golf Club have continued with their programme of junior coaching, despite the atrocious weather.

The club held a girls’ golf tuition day in conjunction with the Somerset Golf Partnership. The original plan was to organise a golf skills session followed by a Texas scramble competition on the Mendip Spring Lakeside course.

However, due to the poor weather, a change of plan was necessary and the competition was cancelled. Instead, the girls spent time on the range with PGA advanced professional Robert Moss, who gave them group tuition, incorporating various skills challenges.

Finally, putting coaching was organised in the clubhouse in front of the log burner, as the rain poured down outside. A good day was had by all and Mendip Spring will be hosting more junior tuition sessions next year, during school holidays, with the aim of encouraging more girls to take up the sport.

Another recent Mendip Spring initiative for juniors was a friendly match for the younger players against Wedmore juniors. This was specifically for players who had not yet played in the junior league and had either no handicap or a high handicap. The match was played on the Mendip Spring Lakeside course, with the home side juniors taking the honours.

Competition results - men’s Saturday Stableford: A J Stephenson 36 pts; S Baker 34; W Poole 34.

Men’s Wednesday Stableford: W Hole 36 pts; P Bailey 35; D J Toogood 34.

Seniors’ Tuesday Stableford: G Grounds 37 pts; P Brown 35; G Giggs 35.

Ladies Saturday Stableford: Claire Walker 33 pts; Jackie McDonald 32; Janet Fear 32.

Ladies Wednesday Stableford: Jackie McDonald 39 pts; Claire Walker 29; Toshika Ricketts 28.


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