In 2013, I was appointed to be the assistant coach to Val Holland for the top ranked ladies and juniors in South Africa. This is an exciting project with an aim to help all of them to reach their absolute potential as golfers. Our goal is to make as many of them turn into successful tour players one day and win international trophies along the way. The Squads are divided up in 3 groups; the Elite -, B – and the TID Squad and we currently have about a total of 20 players selected.
We work with each squad for 3 days at different venues in South Africa. During our 4 camps per year, we run golf skills test and offer new information to the players with a holistic approach to golf. Alongside Val and I, we have a fitness coach, a Trackman specialist as well as a mental coach working with the players at each camp. We also create a competitive environment by running challenges within the team through games and drills and make sure that the team spirit is on top. The idea behind the camps, is not only to further the players knowledge within the game, but also to inspire them to become better golfers.
The girls and ladies love these camps and to be selected for a WGSA camp is something that you need to strive to do. Keep practicing!