After an extensive recruitment process, England Golf has identified ten experienced golf coaches to spearhead its revamped Under 16s Boy's Regional Coaching Programme from September 2012.
Under the tenure of Nigel Edwards, England Golf’s Director of Coaching, investment in the existing Regional Coaching Programme will be increased, extending the number of contact days with the players selected to attend.
The ten coaches recruited and the coaching regions they have been allocated to are as follows: –
Kendal McWade – North Region
Steven Robinson – Yorkshire Region
Peter Barber – North West Region
David Brooks – West Midlands Region
Lysa Jones – East Midlands Region
Chris Jenkins – East Region
Rob Watts – Thames Valley Region
John Jacobs – South West Region
John Noble – South Region
Steven Orr – South East Region
On unveiling the new look line-up, Edwards commented, “I’m very pleased with the individuals selected, it was a tough recruitment process and the competition was very strong. We have the opportunity to increase our investment in regional coaching and it was imperative that we identified the right coaches to take the programme to the next level. Our national squads and England teams will prosper with more players progressing at a younger age.”
The successful candidates will undergo an induction and training weekend in September at England Golf headquarters in Woodhall Spa before joining the regional management team to identify their squad for the winter training ahead.
Boys demonstrating the required talent and promise will have the opportunity to apply to join the regional coaching programme over the coming weeks.