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open comp testing 1, 2, 3 . Your Privacy The South of Scotland Golfers’ Association (hereafter referred to as the Association) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This document (the “Privacy Policy”) explains our policy regarding any information you might supply to us when you visit our website at https://www.southofscotlandgolfers.com/ (the “Website”) or that you provide to the Association via another route. Our goal is to protect your information. The Website contains links to other websites provided for your convenience. We are only responsible for the privacy practices and security of the Website. We recommend that you check the…

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The final coaching session of the winter was competition day for the elite junior golfers in the South. On a lovely mild early spring day with little wind, twelve players gathered full of excitement on Saturday 4 March at Brighouse Bay Development Centre to put to the test the skills and lessons they had learned during the winter coaching from PGA Professionals, Chris Robinson and David Broadfoot.   The first morning session was a game called “Battleships” where 11 small cones were arranged in the shape of a battleship and from a distance of 20 yards the…

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Junior Winter Coaching 2016 – 2017

On a fairly mild but dreich winter’s day on Saturday 18 February, one girl and sixteen boys gathered at Brighouse Bay for the third Performance Coaching Day of the winter. Under the supervision of PGA Professionals Chris Robinson and David Broadfoot the group ignored the weather conditions and showed commitment and an eagerness to learn. In the morning session the group was split into three sections to rotate round three activities of putting and short game assessment; full swing assessment and short course assessment. The standard in the first two activities was quite high but most of…

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Sixteen of our regions best young golfers attended the second performance squad coaching day at Brighouse Bay recently. PGA professionals Chris Robinson and David Broadfoot had set up a distance control and yardage assessment for the morning session. This required players to hit shots to six random targets inside 100yards and again to 120, 150, 175 and 200 yards. With the use of trackman technology the results were indisputable. After a quick lunch the boys were split into three groups to rotate around the following three activities. Video analysis and trackman long game session. The short game…

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Junior Performance Day 29 October 2016

The first Performance Day of winter for the South of Scotland Junior Elite Squad was held at Brighouse Bay on Saturday 29 October in misty and damp conditions with no wind. Under the tutelage of PGA Professionals, Chris Robinson and David Broadfoot fourteen boys enjoyed a day of instruction and assessment. In the morning the boys played a stroke play competition over 11 holes while Chris and David assessed their strengths and weaknesses, course management and attitude. Three boys played to par, Nathan Watson (Kirkcudbright), William Squires (Kirkcudbright) and Taylor Kerr (Sanquhar) but the rest seemed to…

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The final winter coaching session took place at Brighouse Bay Development Centre on a beautiful but cold windy day on Saturday 5 March 2016 under the tutelage of professional golfers Chris Robinson and David Broadfoot. Sixteen aspiring young golfers attended to improve their techniques and course management skills. After they had warmed up on the driving range the first lesson was aimed at controlling the trajectory of the golf ball when pitching to a green over various distances and the accuracy was measured using Trackman technology. This reinforced their short game techniques from previous sessions. An interesting…

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Fourteen juniors returned to Brighouse Golf Development Centre on a beautiful but cold winter’s day on Saturday 27 February for their fourth coaching session with regular professionals Chris Robinson and David Broadfoot. The aim of the day was to improve their pitching and chipping techniques which had been identified as a weakness in all the boys’ games at previous sessions. They were taken to the range for instruction on the correct techniques, given time to practice and then a video was taken of their swing. Each boy was given an analysis of his swing and taken to…

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On a bleak and miserable day fifteen of the best young golfers in Dumfries & Galloway gathered at Brighouse Bay on Sunday 21 February for the third of the winter Performance Days. With the weather damp in the morning the boys went to the range to get rid of their rustiness and worked on distance control and wedge play with input from the two professionals, Chris Robinson and David Broadfoot, and Trackman technology. An indoors session of putting practice followed concentrating on techniques and routines. Although the weather in the afternoon was a misty drizzle the boys…

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On a beautiful late autumn day with the sun shining out of a cloudless sky 12 boys attended the Development Centre at Brighouse Bay on Sunday 22 November. It was cold but this did not deter the South elite squad from enjoying a day’s golf under the tutelage of PGA coaches Chris Robinson and David Broadfoot. It was a culture shock for David who had only returned from a fortnight of warm sunshine in Florida the night before. By the end of the day he had goose pimple on the goose pimples! In the morning, after a…

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Fourteen boys, all under 18 years of age attended the first of the winter coaching days at a cold and windy Brighouse Bay Development Centre on Sunday 25 October. These boys will form the basis of the South Junior team for next season to take part in Scottish Golf and Northern Counties Federation events. The players all have single figure handicaps and the emphasis is not to improve their golf swing but to improve their course management, shot/club selection, nutrition, fitness, performance and team work, and ultimately their handicap and enjoyment of the game. The morning session…

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