The South of Scotland Boys Squad held a performance coaching day at Brighouse Bay on Saturday 22 November. PGA Professional Chris Robinson led the day with the main focus on pre-tournament preparations. This included golf fitness practice techniques and mental preparation which gave the players an insight into imagery, using trigger words, creating game plans and establishing rhythm.

The group also enjoyed a session with TPI trained Russell Jones. Russell is a golf fitness professional, fully certified Level 3 Personal Trainer and Sports Massage Therapist based in Dumfries & Galloway. Each player was screened using the TPI Golf Screen which can discover where energy leaks and physical restrictions lie.

This was all new to the boys and they found it fascinating to learn the golf swing uses so many muscles in the body and they all have to be in tip top condition for the swing to be consistent.

The South of Scotland Golfers’ Association are very grateful to Gillespie Leisure for the use of their facilities and to Jim Dougal for his help and assistance.

The boys taking part were:-
Alex Long (New Galloway) Nathan Watson (Kirkcudbright)
William Squires (Kirkcudbright) Cameron Gray (Kirkcudbright)
Andrew Kennedy (D & G) Iain Rae (Dalbeattie)
Angus Bendall (Castle Douglas) Finlay Copeland (D & G)
Dylan Cairnie (D & C) Ross Whyte (Thornhill)
Robbie Smith (Wigtown & Bladnoch) Fraser Hughes (Newton Stewart)
Graeme Hoodless (Newton Stewart) Callan Harkness (Lochmaben)
Chris Finnie (Lockerbie)