Surrey U18 and U16 League Squad enjoy a winter training break in Portugal
Twenty of the County U18 and U16 squad enjoyed a winter training break at the Pestana Vila Sol Golf Resort in Portugal, at the start of February.
Led by County coaches John Noble and Gregor Brodie, and supported by the U16 Manager Brian Woodham and U18 Manager, Gary Barthram, the boys were able to develop their golf in some fantastic conditions.
Located near Faro in Portugal, the Pestana Vila Sol Resort has excellent training facilities, along with a undulating 27 hole golf course which was a great challenge for the squad.
The three days were packed with morning training sessions with coaches, followed by a 18 hole competition in the afternoon, with the format for each round being changed daily to test the boys thought process around the course and team work. The trip also allowed for some great team bonding ahead of a very busy golf season for this bunch of boys.
The trip was part of the County’s continued drive to develop golf at the U18 level, an age group that has consistently performed well over previous years, and produced some outstanding young golfers.
Next years’ return trip is already in the planning!