What do we do for our young golfers?

Develop participation and performance across  the complete age group range with a specific  focus on

  • Providing appropriate competitive opportunities
  • Developing golfing skills through to a national  level of performance
  • Growing understanding and respect for the game
  • Facilitating a sense of individual and shared  achievement from representing successful Essex  teams

Our County Coaching programme is designed to reflect the phases of a child's socialisation into the sport of golf. Each phase has distinct coaching and participation goals, as outlined below.

U12 – Participation
Engagement in a fun and exciting activity

  • Enjoy an appropriate mix of competition and coaching
  • Become engaged by golf, but as part of a wider  sports experience
  • Learn basic golfing skills, how to set goals and  measure progress
  • Begin the transition to the more performance  focused U13 to U16 groups

U12 – U16 – Development
Learning the skills to achieve success

  • Prepare tactically and intelligently
  • Possess exceptional short game skills
  • Learn how to manage emotions
  • Experience increased autonomy and responsibilityover own development
  • Be supported in the transition from specialising to  high quality investment

U18 – Performance
Delivering a performance when it counts

  • Commit to attaining an elite level of performance in  golf
  • Be motivated by achieving excellence
  • Understand how to manage a high intensity of  training and competition
  • Be able to deal with setbacks, fatigue, injury and  time pressures
  • Have in place a strong personal support network of  coaches, S & C, and of course parents!

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If you are interested in supporting Essex golf and would like to discuss how a partnership can benefit both parties please contact County Secretary James Gurry on 01376 500998 or office@essexgolfunion.org .

Please Complete the form below to nominate a junior for our County Coaching Programmes
If your nomination is succesful a member of our Coaching Team will be in touch.