Surrey Girls Practice at Hoebridge

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Surrey Girls at Hoebridge Golf Centre, Woking

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Monday, April 27, 2015 Body-latest-news:

Julia Brook, County Training Officer, said "the purpose of the programme is to bring golfing girls together and help them develop their golfing skills and build friendships. The girls have a love of golf and we want to make sure that continues, create lifelong golfers and who knows where the next Laura Davies and Charlie Hull may appear from!

On Sunday 19th April our particular focus was on dealing with pressure. Many of the girls had played in competitions over Easter and some had struggled with nerves and tension. We were very fortunate to get 9 holes in on the excellent Shey Copse. The girls played in groups of 2 & 3, and played alternate shot on the par 4’s. We increased the pressure on the par 3’s by making them choose their worst tee shot and playing out from there. All the girls learnt a bit about nerves and how it affects our thinking and ability to swing.

In the afternoon our county academy coaches devised various games and challenges around the short game. We had long putts and short putts, pitching and chipping ladders and playing lob shots with your 5 iron. All the challenges are designed to increase the players skill and give them more variety. Having a good short game is essential…and certainly helps when the long game has gone astray.

The Surrey Golf Partnership, SLCGA and SGU are extremely grateful to Hoebridge Golf Centre and its members for allowing us access to its course and facilities, and ensuring the future of the game".

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