Lincs girls Unleash their Drive!The Golf Foundation team is delighted with feedback from our initial ‘Unleash your Drive’ training workshops for young players in 2022.
Unleash your Drive is all about offering young people of all ages the tools to help their resilience, concentration and confidence on the golf course, but also in their wider lives.
The three sessions are for the girls of the Lincolnshire Girls Development Squad. Fifteen girls attended the first session at Lincoln Golf Club (excellent hosts!), and parents were welcomed too, as Lincolnshire Women’s Golf Association’s Stacey McNicholas and Helen McDougall introduced young players to training points like the Square of Concentration and improved self-reflection (‘What went well?’ ‘Even better if’). Unleash your Drive helps with breathing techniques, coping with pressure and mindfulness which can help the wellbeing of all involved.
The second session was held recently and this time the girls were introduced to three more mental toughness tools: self-talk (inspiring yourself and creating concentration), self-compassion (building resilience) and visualisation/imagery for success in the task ahead.
Lincoln Golf Club was again the host club and apart from focused learning it was a great chance to get the girls together socially and practise their short game for the season ahead.
Andy Leigh, who leads on Unleash your Drive for the Golf Foundation, praised all the girls taking part for their enthusiasm, sense of fun and commitment to learn.
Andy said: “Delivering these first two sessions to the Lincolnshire Girls Development Squad has been very exciting for all. The girls were really keen and as a result they gained a lot from these sessions; they are a fantastic group of students. We are delighted that there has been some very positive feedback from parents and the girls. A massive thank you again to Stacey and Helen for organising this brilliant opportunity, and to the whole team at Lincoln Golf Club for their continued support.”
A final session for the girls will take place in early March. Meanwhile, Unleash your Drive will continue to be rolled out across the regions during 2022, so watch this space!