Two groups of higher and further education golf students travelled to Portugal and Spain for a warm weather camp in preparation for the 2020 season.
University Centre Myerscough students headed to the excellent facilities at the Dom Pedro Vilamoura Resort for their annual development camp which is a large part of the students’ winter provision ahead of a hectic year of competition both at home and abroad.
It was the 32nd such development trip, with a 38 strong having a great time developing their golf games ahead of the second half of the BUCS Golf Season and Collegiate & Prospects Tour, while also enjoying world class training facilities and expert technical playing advice from a quality support team.
Rick Daniels, Myerscough College and University Centre’s Golf Golf Performance Director, said: ‘"Once again our students followed an intensive programme of coaching and playing. This is a continuation of Myerscough’s plans to ensure our students are given the most advanced and thorough preparatory schedules available.
"The coaching they receive focuses on all aspects of their game in conditions conducive to good golf, including warm up preparation, long and short game practice and gym sessions. Players also experience a number of rounds of golf over differing courses that the resorts have to offer, whilst staying in luxurious accommodation.’
“The warm weather training camps provide the students with an excellent opportunity to continue their training and preparation at first class facilities prior to the start of the season.”
The current crop of Myerscough College and University Centre golfers have three sides who compete in the British Universities & Colleges Sport Northern Leagues, under the banner of UCLan. The students also successfully play on the Collegiate & Prospects Golf Tours.
Meanwhile a group of Level 3 BTEC further education students and staff headed to Spain for their winter development camp, and to El Rompido, in the province of Huelva. They also spent time at the La Monacilla course.
by Dave Salmon