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Launch of the 2018 County Development Centres

WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY DEVELOPMENT CENTRES - 2018

Once again in 2018 the Worcestershire & Herefordshire Golf Consortium is proposing to run a number of County Development Centres (CDCs). These centres are designed to help juniors who are already showing potential to further develop their game, so they can progress into one of the four junior county squads. 

The County Development Pathway is not designed to replace 1:1 coaching; it is in place to enhance the 1:1 coaching that juniors already receive. Indeed we actively encourage all players in the CDCs to find a home coach or stay with their home coach to work on technique on a 1:1 basis.

The County is looking for:  Boys aged 13 or under  Boys must be a member of a Worcestershire golf club  Boys should preferably already have a handicap, or be working towards one  Boys showing potential – not beginners.

Each CDC will be run by a PGA qualified golf coach, and must comprise of a minimum of 8 (maximum 10) boys. Boys can come from the coach’s home club, but we would positively encourage professionals to link with local clubs who do not wish to run a CDC. Each coach will be responsible (with assistance from the Worcestershire & Herefordshire Golf Consortium) for recruiting enough boys to justify running a CDC. It is envisaged that each CDC will run 7 x 2 hour sessions over the period April – October 2018. (Usually 5 normal sessions and 1 x double session out on the golf course towards the end of the programme.) 

The CDCs are subsidised by funding from the Worcestershire & Herefordshire Golf Consortium. However there is a fee of £70 that is requested from each player as a contribution to the overall cost.

 ACTION POINTS FOR CLUBS 

1. Any golf coach who wishes to be considered to run a CDC in 2018 should contact the County Secretary or the County Lead Coach by SUNDAY 25th MARCH to register their interest. (NOTE - all those who ran a CDC in 2017 will be contacted to see if they wish to be involved again in 2018.)

 2. We are actively seeking nominations of any boy who you feel should be included in this County Programme. (Boys who have taken part in any previous CDC or Winter Squad Training will automatically be considered for inclusion again in 2018.)

Worcestershire County Secretary

Stuart Pritchard

Mob: 07463 687901

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.worcestershireamateurgolf.co.uk

Worcestershire Lead Coach

Ian Henry

Mob: 07882 517412

Email: [email protected]