Junior Coaching: Start Line

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It's episode two of our Junior coaching series of videos. Start line is next on the agenda..

Junior coaching in golf can raise many questions. What’s the most effective way to get the best out of your kids, and how can we keep them interested in the great game of golf?

Well Andrew Simmonds and Phillip Akers from The Belfry have it all figured out with their junior coaching programmes.

In this video, Andrew and Phil discuss start line drills with the Pro down at the Shack.

The Putting drill

This drill is all about getting the correct start line. This is a really fun game that is targeted at both adults and kids.

80% of the start line of a golf ball is being able to control your club face at impact and if you can’t putt it from 3 foot we know you’ve got a little bit of an issue.

The game is simple, just line your ball up and try and roll it down the line. It’s a game that can be played anywhere. You can set a target in your lounge or kitchen and practice this game at home with the family.

About… Andrew and Phil

Andrew Simmonds is a PGA Professional with over 10 years of coaching experience. Andrew taught at The Darren Clarke Golf School in Northern Ireland and then went on to complete the Advanced Certificate in Golf Coaching at the University of Birmingham, specialising in research of participation/drop rates in youth sport.

Andrew now consults with other PGA Professionals on how to run effective golf coaching programmes.

Phillip Akers is a Senior PGA National Academy Coach & Director of Junior Golf at The Belfry. Phillip specialises in Junior Development and coaches some of the finest junior golfers in the U.K.

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