Supporting Nottinghamshire’s Nippers

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  • Post author:Gordon Bruce
  • Treasurer The Nottinghamshire Union Of Golf Clubs
  • Post category:Junior Golf

The Taskers Trophy Funding will benefit Nottinghamshire by supporting and expanding the County Junior coaching programme. Most importantly funding enables us to provide a coaching programme which will increase / maintain junior numbers, ensure enjoyment and social interactions , motivate and encourage entries into local , regional and national events.

Funding will be used in providing autumn/ winter coaching sessions ( 22 x 2 hours for boys and 10x 22 for girls) and spring and summer coaching sessions ( 7 x 6 hours for boys , 5 x 6 hours for girls and 3 x 3 hours for nippers. The coaching programme covers course management, putting, swing analysis , long and short game , chipping and bunker play. The coaching professionals set skill exercises for practice and results are recorded and analysed.

The results are measured by reductions in handicaps – 2022/23 results : Boys U18 -21.3%,U16 -32.6%, U14- 28.4%, U12 – 37.3% . Girls U18/U16 -2.8% , U14- 0.05%.
Our success is measured in how many new players are encouraged to join clubs , obtain handicaps and enter events. We provide support for all players through from Nippers into county squads. U/12’s, U14’s, U/16’s and Under 18’s. In the past ten years Nottinghamshire have had 4 boys who started as Nippers reach international status and four now in England regional squads.

Autumn/ winter coaching programmes start in September through to March. Spring / summer continues from April through to August. Handicaps are regularly monitored and development action is taken where and when necessary.

We want to provide the opportunity for all boys and girls to play golf and help them develop their potential through coaching, motivation , dedication and commitment from them and us and encourage them to reach their goals. We provide support for all players through from Nippers into County Squads.

Last year the majority of the Taskers Trophy funding was used to support the Nippers Tour and the Mini Ryder Cup. Boys and girls play 7 events over 7 different courses ( U8’s up to U12’s play 9 holes ) and U7’s play 6 and 4 holes). The Ryder Cup is played at the end of the season against Shropshire and Herefordshire Pee Wees. The balance of the funding was used for the coaching programme detailed above.

Gordon Bruce - Treasurer The Nottinghamshire Union Of Golf Clubs

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