Gloucestershire Ladies' County Golf Association

GGG Coaching



GGG strives to ensure a relevant programme of coaching is available to girls showing potential, commitment and involvement, as it is an important part of their all round co-ordinated golfing development. This includes group and individual lessons with your club pro, practising putting, the short as well as the long game. It also includes learning about course management, golf rules and etiquette and of course playing in lots of different competitions at your club, with GGG and in junior opens. 

To help progress your golfing development it is best to set clear goals supported by a month by month plan of how you are going to achieve those goals, so you can monitor your progress along the journey.  If you would like some help with this please download the Goal Setting Sheet and fill it in with help from your club pro and/or county coach.

Some of our girls have been offered national coaching awards. We are very proud of these girls and delighted that their hard work is recognised.   

Gloucestershire County Academy 2018 programme

Eagles (North) - Coach Tim Hall The Ross-on-Wye GC Eagles (North) - Coach Tim Hall The Ross-on-Wye GC Eagles (South) - Coach Steve Scott-Bowen The Bristol GC Birdies - Coach James Harraway Cirencester GC Birdies - Coach James Harraway Cirencester GC Birdies - Coach James Harraway Cirencester GC Birdies - Coach James Harraway Cirencester GC Birdies - Coach James Harraway Cirencester GC


Academy (North)

Academy (North)

Academy (South)

Development (North)

Development (South)


Jamie Casling

Stuart Archibald

Emma Brown

James Harraway

Andy McGreevy


Cotswold Hills GC

Brickhampton Court GC

The Kendleshire GC

Cirencester GC

Bristol & Clifton GC



Joanna Stokes and Izzy Ovens


Janice Saunders and Alex Saunders

Jan Flynn and Hilary Swann

Diana Bleaken


10am - 1pm

11am - 2pm

10am - 1pm

1pm - 4pm

9am - 12 noon


March 11

April 15

May 20

June 17

September 16 

March 25

April 22

May 20

June 24

September 23


March 17

April 14

May 12

June 9

September 8


March 24

April 21

May 19

June 9

September 15

March 4

March 25

May 13

June 3

September 9













Brickhampton Court Golf Complex was descended upon by 18 girls who were put through their paces with Strength and Conditioning Coach Andy McGreevy to kick off their County Academy Coaching Programme.

They also received a talk from Tom Gillespie, CAP Lead PGA Pro from The Kendleshire GC on Food and Nutrition.

As you can see from the photographs below, the girls certainly got very involved in the fitness session and learnt some really good techniques to help them with their warm up before they go out and play golf as well as improving their flexibility with a few easy exercises.









CAP Challenge and Stableford/Card Marking - 17 September 2017 - Shirehampton Park Golf Club
Report from Gloucestershire Golf Partnership
With possibly the largest entry for this event is was more a challenge for the organisers than the players.  The Gloucestershire Girls joined in the event playing their own stableford and card marking competition at the same time.

The weather was fantastic and the course in superb condition.  26 boys and girls with CONGU handicaps played 18 holes with 19 club handicap players following on playing 9.  4 non-handicap players also played on the new Academy forward tees.

Our very grateful thanks go to Shirehampton Park GC for letting us play on their lovely course and for keeping us all fed and watered. To Janice Saunders and Debbie Casling for the cup cakes and to Tom Gillespie our Academy Head Coach for keeping flow around the course.

CONGRATULATIONS: Amelia Davey from Minchinhampton GC (Old Course) for her first Hole In One on the par 3 158yard 6th hole with her Driver!

Gloucestershire Junior Academy Jamboree Results
Hole in One – 6th hole 158yd par 3 – Amelia Davey (Minchinhampton Old)

Girls Nearest the Pin – 2nd hole – Isabella Hopkins (Bristol & Clifton)

CONGU Handicap – 18 holes Stableford - Girls

1st Place – Isabella Hopkins – 37 points
2nd Place – Shannon Jones (The Kendleshire) – 36 points
3rd Place – Imogen Yap (Knowle) – 34 points
4th Place – Abbie Bishop (Ross-on-Wye) – 33 points

Club Handicap – 9 holes Stableford - Girls
1st Place – Molly Kemery (Knowle) – 21 points c/b
2nd Place – Lucy Mabley (Minchinhampton Old) – 21 points c/b

Non-handicap – 9 holes Stableford (forward tees) - Girls
1st Place – Lillie Walden (Knowle) – Gross 60
2nd Place – Emily Austen (Chipping Sodbury) – Gross 61 


Amelia Davey picking her ball out of the hole!  Hole-in-one!!!!

Eagles South Squad Coaching - 24 June 2017 with Steve Scott-Bowen

Following a discussion with the girls about their performances over the previous month, with some great handicap reductions, a 1-2-1 technical session was planned to work on their woods, long irons and alignment.  It was great to see, following a few 'tweaks' to swings and set up, that the girls left the driving range, with big smiles on their faces!  #happygolfers
Squad Coaching Sessions at The Bristol GC and Cotswold Hills GC start
Eagles South - The Bristol GC

Gloucestershire's Eagles South squad took part in their first coaching session at The Bristol GC with PGA Pro Steve Scott-Bowen.  Steve did an introductory session with them in the clubhouse before taking them outside and to get them ready and in the swing of things they did a bit of hula-hooping!!!  
Even though the weather had changed from earlier in the week and there was a biting north westerly wind blowing across the putting green the girls carried out their putting drills enthusiastically.  To warm them up before they walked up to the driving range they were treated to a welcome hot chocolate drink which energised them to do some fitness exercises in the range prior to them going through their set up routines and having their swing assessed by Steve.  
Fledglings North, Cotswold Hills GC
On Sunday, 19th March it was the turn of the Fledglings North squad to get together with their PGA Pro, Jamie Lee Casling at Cotswold Hills GC.  This group of young golfers, some of which have club handicaps and some have high CONGU handicaps started their session with an overview of what they were working on with their home coaches and what they would be working on during the forthcoming sessions with Jamie.
After doing a warm up jog up and down the pathway to the range, they then hit some balls so that Jamie could assess their swings and grips and it was great to see how much more length they achieved from their first couple of shots to when they hit their last few balls on the range. They then headed back to the putting green to carry out some fun putting drills and you could see how competitive they became when challenged to sink their putts or attempting to get a clean pass through some tee pegs which were positioned just wide enough to get a golf ball through - how big is that hole going to look when they play in the future? - "HUUUUUUGE" said one of the girls!!!!
We are very fortunate to have such a talented bunch of girls who will, with the support of GGG, the Golf Partnership and the coaches who work with them to improve their game, bring future success to our County.
Well done to all the girls who have participated in coaching sessions over the past couple of weekends.

Junior County Academy Training starts

Gloucestershire Girls' training started this weekend with three groups getting together with their coaches at The Kendleshire GC, Ross-on-Wye GC and Cotswold Hills GC.

Fledglings South, The Kendleshire GC

Luckily on Saturday the weather wasn’t too bad with lovely blue skies at The Kendleshire GC and we even saw the sun momentarily which meant that our pre-handicappers were able to get out on the Academy Course for some of their time.  Emma Brown showed them how to warm up using “supergirl” stretching exercises and then they were ready to play a couple of holes on the Academy course.


Eagles North, Ross-on-Wye GC

Tim Hall and Oli Leet at Ross-on-Wye GC took their squad through the coaching programme to make sure that they get the most out of their coaching sessions over the next six months.  How good do the girls look in their new Gloucestershire Academy kit!


Birdies, Cirencester GC

And on Sunday at Cirencester GC, with the weather being changeable, James Harraway split his squads time in the conference room and on the range.  He even got the girls to do a bit of spring cleaning of their golf bags with an interesting array of accessories found at the bottom of their bags – James is still wondering why girls need a manicure set in their golf bag!!  C'mon James they're girls!!!!



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