Covid 19 - Junior Organiser's Message

So far this season we have had to cancel 4 group coaching sessions. To compensate for this we have offered the junior girls one on one sessions.  The elite girls are getting two hours each with Andrew Nicholson and the other girls are getting one hour with Laura Harvey.  These sessions are almost complete and have been very successful. We intend to offer the younger girls small group sessions of three to one with Laura. We have yet to decide how to progress with the elite girls. 

Having initially cancelled all our competitions we have been able to rearrange two of them.  We are going to run the Appleby Bowl at Houghton le Spring on Saturday 15th August and we hope to run the Junior Championship at Tyneside at the end of October. The date for this has yet to be confirmed. Many of tthe girls have been entering competitions at their own clubs and the handicap reductions have been staggering.  All the practicing the girls have done at home through the daily challenges seems to have worked wonders!

A large number of the juniors have entered the County Championship this year. It will be a great experience for them and I am excited to see how they play.  I think several of them have a good chance of getting through to the knockout phase. I am very much looking forward to watching them.

We are to have joint Captains in 2021. Leah has not been able to enjoy the role this year so we have decided to extend her Captaincy into 2021. Olivia, our current Vice captain, goes to university next year so wouldn’t have the opportunity to be Captain in 2022. We have therefore decided that they should be joint Captains. Both girls are delighted.

I think we still have to be extremely careful but am delighted that there are lots of opportunities for the girls to play.  I have been shielding but am now allowed out to exercise so am back on the golf course and loving it!

Please take care and stay safe!!