A group of fourteen promising young golfers gathered at Brighouse Bay Golf Club on Saturday 31 January for their second session of their Winter Performance programme. PGA Professionals Chris Robinson and David Broadfoot led the sessions on a very cold and windy day. The group enjoyed a morning full of pressurised scenarios which helped to identify strengths and weaknesses.
After lunch the group had the benefit of a short game clinic and also experienced the GC2 launch monitor. The GC2 is the most accurate technology available for capturing and reproducing true ball flight. The group primarily focused on spin rates and learned how to adjust this to suit different conditions.
Finally, the players got the chance to play the course. During this time, they focused on course management through playing a Defence v Attack game. The Boys Team Manager and Coaching Convenor also used this as an ideal opportunity to try out some potential pairings for the 2015 season
The Executive of the South of Scotland Golfers’ Association wish to thank Gillespie Leisure for the use of their excellent facilities and Jim Dougal for his assistance.
The boys who braved the very cold weather conditions were: Angus Bendall (Castle Douglas), Dylan Cairnie (D&C), Cameron Gray (Kirkcudbright), Grant Hannah (Thornhill), Callan Harkness (Lochmaben), Graeme Hoodless (Newton Stewart), Fraser Hughes ( Newton Srewart), Andrew Kennedy (D&G), Alex Long (New Galloway), Rowan Marchbank (D&G), Chris Shearman (Lochmaben), William Squires (Kirkcudbright), Nathan Watson (Kirkcudbright) and Ross Whyte (Thornhill)