Wellow Juniors- January 2017 Monthly Report

Wellow Junior Section  

2017 Season Preview 


 

The New  HAMPSHIRE JUNIOR LEAGUE (HJL)

South West Hants Junior League (SWHJL)has now been replaced with a new league called the Hampshire Junior League, which will be known as HJL.

This is supplemented with a Junior Academy league which caters for new juniors taking up golf and will  be for handicaps 36 to 54. A special short course will be used covering 9 holes totaling approx. 2000 yards.

A total of 5 teams will compete this year, namely Barton, Stoneham, Bramshaw, Romsey and Wellow.

The first fixture was held  on 22nd April. Wellow came second in the HJL and fourth in the Academy League. This was a great result and it appeared everyone enjoyed the new competition. The next scheduled fixture on 6th May at Stoneham will have to be rearranged.


Upcoming

We are scheduled to play Barton in the next round of the Green Jackets competition on Sunday 21st May at Wellow.

We have been drawn to play Bramshaw in the 1st round of the Poppy Golf competition again at home.


Danny’s Clinics

Danny Harris has put together a Spring/ Summer Training programme for the Juniors. We are placing a lot of importance on this programme and other activities to try and recruit more juniors to the section.


Lastly…..

The Easter Raffle took place under the guidance of Gill Lobb and Jane Leigh. A princely sum of 133 pounds was raised mainly through the generosity of our membership.

 

 

David Board                  1st May  2017.

Junior Organiser

 

 

 

Wellow Juniors through to second round !

Wellow Junior Section

Welcome to March 2017.
Sunday March 12th saw Wellow Juniors beat Blackmoor juniors to get through the 1st round of the Greenjackets competition. The team of Rick Zhou, Zak Leigh & Michael Hillman got 83 stableford points to Blackmoors 70 points. I must mention Rick’s amazing round of a gross 68 (he was playing off of 4). Congratulations to the all the team.

Gill Lobb (acting Junior organiser)

Danny’s Blog- Do lessons work?

Do lessons work?

and 

Does modern equipment make much difference?

Here we go again, these months really are going by fast, it’ll be Christmas again soon! 

You may be aware that golf as a sport is struggling! New comers to the game are falling, despite the game being easier to access and as affordable as it has ever been! I intend to run beginner and improvement  classes in the coming months, so if you have relatives, friend or work colleagues that are thinking of taking up the game, please keep your eyes peeled for some upcoming dates on the website and social media.


So, this months topic covers two very common questions we get asked here in the shop.

Do lessons work?

and

Does this modern equipment make much difference?

The answer to the first question is, well yes. If you can find a good coach and you are able to “listen” and work on the things you’ve been told, the trouble is there so much information on the Internet now, videos and various sites offering you the secret to better golf.  

It’s very easy to get yourself in a right mess, trying to improve the wrong thing! Some of the things online are so confusing and to be honest “ridiculous “.  I don’t even understand some of the information being thrown around.

 

“I’ve always believed to be a good coach you have to be a good communicator”

Listen to Butch Harmon or the great John Jacobs (RIP) and you’ll know what I mean. They speak in a way that even my Granny can understand.

Below is a quote I lifted from a Facebook page group I’m a member off. 

“Bad trail elbow flexion/extension rates  and lead wrist radial/Ulnar movements tend to be the biggest causes of golfers hitting the ground behind the ball.”

I know I’m a not the smartest guy, but seriously!! It’s language like that that scare golfers away from taking lessons.

 I find it all rather worrying, now I promise you I won’t use language like that in a lesson. It’s massively important to me that my pupil understands why they hit a poor shot, and what they need to do to improve it and how they are going to do that. Whether it’s doing simple exercises at home or hitting balls at a range, which again is pupil dependent.


So anyway I’ll get off my soap box and get back to the original questions.

Do lessons really work?

Well if you take a look at last months medal winners and their crazy scores (a nett 58, and three 64’s), they have all had a lesson or taking lessons and reaping the rewards.

To answer my second question, does modern equipment make a difference? Two of the guys mentioned above have recently bought new equipment from Neil and myself following our advice! So I think we can safely say YES, equipment can make a difference and YES lessons can and do WORK.

That’s enough for now, please let me know what you think of my ramblings and any topics you would like me to cover.

Let’s hope the warmer weather is not too far away.

 

Danny

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PGA Golf Professional
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Wellow GC and Spire Southampton Hospital presents Mark Frame


Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


Members and Non-Members welcome.

DATE: Saturday 11th March

VENUE: Wellow Golf Club Clubhouse

 

 

Wellow Juniors- January 2017 Monthly Report

Wellow Junior Section  

2017 Season Preview 


 

The New  HAMPSHIRE JUNIOR LEAGUE (HJL)

South West Hants Junior League (SWHJL)has now been replaced with a new league called the Hampshire Junior League, which will be known as HJL.

This is supplemented with a Junior Academy league which caters for new juniors taking up golf and will  be for handicaps 36 to 54. A special short course will be used covering 9 holes totaling approx. 2000 yards.

A total of 5 teams will compete this year, namely Barton, Stoneham, Bramshaw, Romsey and Wellow.

The first fixture was held  on 22nd April. Wellow came second in the HJL and fourth in the Academy League. This was a great result and it appeared everyone enjoyed the new competition. The next scheduled fixture on 6th May at Stoneham will have to be rearranged.


Upcoming

We are scheduled to play Barton in the next round of the Green Jackets competition on Sunday 21st May at Wellow.

We have been drawn to play Bramshaw in the 1st round of the Poppy Golf competition again at home.


Danny’s Clinics

Danny Harris has put together a Spring/ Summer Training programme for the Juniors. We are placing a lot of importance on this programme and other activities to try and recruit more juniors to the section.


Lastly…..

The Easter Raffle took place under the guidance of Gill Lobb and Jane Leigh. A princely sum of 133 pounds was raised mainly through the generosity of our membership.

 

 

David Board                  1st May  2017.

Junior Organiser

 

 

 

Danny on wellow's practice range

Danny’s Blog- The Start of Another Golfing Year

ANOTHER YEAR OF GOLF 


Happy New Years

Happy New year everyone, may you have many pars and birdies this coming year! Thank you for kind feed back from my first effort, please feel free to ask some questions or give me a subject you would like me to cover.

So we are at the start of a new golfing year, hopefully you’ll be thinking about improving your game, lowering your handicap or maybe improving a certain aspect of your game.

Now it always baffles me, these next 3 months should be the busiest time for me, however I always get told two similar quotes, “I’ll sort some lessons out when the weather improves” or a particular favourite of mine, I’ll get my game in order and start hitting it a bit better, then I’ll come and see you for some lessons” REALLY!!!

Would it not be better to work on your game now so when the weather warms up, your all ready to go, or see me for a course of lessons so you have something constructive to practice, rather than doing all that practice ingraining the fault or working on the wrong thing so mine and your job is much harder to get things back on track.


NO Excuses

With the new teaching bays at Wellow, or the fact that I do evening sessions at chandlers ford range, there really isn’t an excuse to not get things improving now! That way you can enjoy your summer golf as it will all be sorted by then, and I can get out and play some golf! Lol.


Junior Golf

Lastly a quick congratulations to Zak Leigh who won the years first trophy, The New Years Cup, with an impressive 39 points, closely followed by this years Vice-Captain Michael Hillman.


WHATS NEXT ? – Chipping and Pitching

IMG_2753- Three ways to play a chip shot. Click and watch.

My next blog will include a few more pictures and video and I’ll get into some technical stuff! If there is anything in particular you would like me to cover please feel free to contact me.

All the best

 

 

Danny

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PGA Golf Professional
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Wellow Junior’s Blog – December 2016

Wellow Junior Section  December 2016 Monthly Report

At the AGM, it was announced that the New captain will be Lewis Sutton and the vice captain Michael Hillman.

The 6 part Winter Training Programme put together by Danny Harris is underway. The programme is scheduled to be completed by the end of January 2017.

The Junior Diary has been issued and includes all fixtures and competitions for 2017 with the exception of the Poppy Golf and Green Jackets competitions. These will be added when they are known. The diaries are available at the Club.

A proposal is currently under review on an alternative to the SWHJL. It is suggesting that the original SWHJL is replaced with a smaller league of clubs who play 2 separate competitions on the same day. One competition covers maximum handicaps 28/36  as before and the other competition is for new golfers with handicaps between 28 and 54.This competition would be played over 9 holes on a course with a maximum length of 2000yds. Wellow will have to decide whether to join the league or motivate our experienced and older golfers to play in some of the many Open competitions across the County.

In our quest to keep the motivation of the Junior section going, it is planned to introduce an Eceletic competition over the summer period as well as a Birdie Tree. This together with a Par Ladder for the high handicappers should create additional interest for the section.

Our main priority is to increase Junior membership and to this end, it is proposed to arrange a Taster Session in the Spring and a Fun event in the summer to encourage participation by both members  and friends/ families.

Other ideas under consideration are holding two evening events to cover subject matter of Rules and Psychology/Attitude towards playing golf. We are proposing to do this for the juniors but would be very happy to open it up to all sections if there was the interest.

Our first Blog has been included in the new Club website and we will use it from now on to keep everyone informed and up to-date.

 

Dave Board  

 Junior Organiser  

15th December 2016.

Junior AGM 2016 Wellow Golf Club

Juniors Impress at Captain’s Drive-In

The Wellow Junior Section Captain for 2016 Zak Leigh, cleared up this this year’s Junior AGM and Captains Drive-in. His attainments this year have never been achieved by anyone else in the history of the club and with Wellow’s past junior successes, this is an impressive feat.

He was awarded the Junior of the Year Award, having won the Winter Singles, Summer Cup, Summer Singles, Order of Merit and the South West Hants Junior League Salver.

“He has been a credit to both himself and his family, and matured into a very confident person who has captained the Club’s Junior Section”, said Dave Board (junior organiser) at the Junior AGM.

Zak was not the only junior to pick up prizes this year. Zak’s vice-captain Lewis Sutton also joined in the winning, himself picking up both men’s and junior prizes. The youngest player, aged 11, to pick up a club prize was Flynn Stevens, who won whilst playing with his grandpa earlier in the season.

It’s been a great year for Wellow Juniors and we look forward to a winter of Practise in time for summer events to start.

Congratulations to all the winners this year.

Juniors putting at wellow

Wellow Juniors Welcome Blog #1

Welcome to Wellow Golf Club Junior Section News Blog.

Wellow Golf Club offers a free membership for 1 year for any Child or Grandchild of a member and we have more junior options that can now be found on our new website.

The past year has been a successful one for the current junior members culminating in playing in the finals weekend of the National Poppy Golf competition at Staverton Park in October in which the team were runners up.

There has been great progression, in all aspects of the game, throughout the section with ongoing coaching sessions by the Junior Academy’s professional  coach ,  Danny Harris. Proof of this was shining through in last year’s Captain Zak Leigh as he not only improved his handicap but swept the board in winning almost all the Junior Trophy’s.

Danny run’s a junior passport scheme where new golfers are introduced to the basics of golf through play and fun activities leading up to more intensive selected coaching sessions.

At Wellow we believe that the learning the game of golf develops the player not only in improved sporting ability but in a strong mental integrity.

Next year’s plans for our Junior members are already in place with a minimum of 24 internal competitions already in the diary and a range of external competitions will be added as soon as they become available for entry.

This year’s Junior Captain, Lewis Sutton, also has new ideas for additional events.

Our winter programme continues with monthly stablefords and Saturday morning coaching every other week in preparation for the 2017 summer season and anticipation of another successful year.

David Board – Junior Organiser- November 2016

Wellow Junior Section – October 2016 Report

South West Hants Junior League (SWHJL). With all the fixtures completed, we can report that 8 players represented Wellow over the season. Our most successful player was Zak Leigh having represented us in all 9 fixtures as well as achieving the highest attainment record in the matches he played. Well done and he will be rewarded with The SWHJL Salver for 2016.

The quarter final match in the Poppy Golf competition has taken place against Chippenham GC. The result was a 9 hole win for Wellow which puts us into the National Finals weekend at Staverton Park in Daventry over the weekend of 14th-16th October. The team of 5 juniors together with several of the parents will be attending those finals.

The Summer Junior programme, run by Danny Harris, has been completed .An Autumn programme has been devised and is already underway. Efforts will be made to keep the momentum of the Junior Section going over the winter with the objective of achieving at least 6 new players with handicaps before the Spring of next year. A special thank you is extended to Danny Harris from everyone associated with the Junior Section for the excellent coaching sessions run over the past 12 months and encouraging  the influx of new players into the section.

The AGM will be held on Friday 28th October 2016.

David Board       Junior Organiser           8rd October 2016.