Development programme for young golfers

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More young golfers than ever before are being offered the chance to receive coaching from some of Scotland’s top coaches starting this autumn.

The Scottish Golf Development Centres programme is expanding to take players up to the age of 20 with three different levels of coaching in small groups based on age, experience and ability at venues in Dumfries & Galloway starting in September.

The first level offers 30 hours of tuition for those aged 11 to 16 who compete regularly in club competitions and junior medals, and with a maximum CONGU handicap of 36 for girls, and 28 for boys.

Level two is for golfers aged 12 to 17 who are contending in club medals and competing in local competitions with maximum handicap of 22 for girls and 18 for boys. They are offered 50 hours of coaching in a group of no more than eight players, with the option of a further 25 hours summer programme.

The third level offers the same number of hours and group sizes as level two, but is aimed at players aged 12 to 20 who are winning club medals, contending in local competitions and competing at regional and national level. The maximum handicap is 16 for girls, and 12 for boys. Players at all levels will be given a module workbook and skills assessment cards.