Johnny Foster Golf is hosting two high performance camps for some of Northern Ireland’s top young golfers at Greenacres Golf Centre. The first of which is on the 13th and 14th August.
Johnny Foster Golf is considered the top golf academy in Northern Ireland and has had particular success in recent months with junior students winning the Junior Honda Classic, Under 12 World Championship, the Irish Under 14s title and the Ulster Under 14 Closed Championship. Johnny who has been coaching both professionals and amateurs for over 15 years has devised this camp to give younger players a real understanding of the professional world of golf.
The invitation only camps are thought to be the first of their kind in Northern Ireland and will bring together high performance sporting experts to share their knowledge with both players and parents. The first camp will cater for juniors who are already showing signs of excellence and the second will be designed specifically for developing students. Delivering at the camp will be high performance sport expert Jo Hopkins who works with Team GB, UK Sport and local Olympic athletes. Jo will be delivering talks on how to stay calm under pressure and the role of parents in supporting the next generation of champions. The pressures of media and social media in sport will be addressed by Anne Smyth, a communications consultant who has worked in professional sport for over ten years and has worked with Ulster Rugby, Team GB as well as local Olympic and Paralympic athletes.
Alongside the special guests will be tailored coaching from Johnny Foster and his Academy coach Chris Gallaher.
Commenting on the camps Johnny Foster said,
“We are really excited to be bringing a different style of camp to Northern Ireland this summer, we have a wealth of talent coming through in our junior golf scene at the minute and there is real hope that some of these players will reach the highest echelons of our game. This first camp is designed to give them a genuine taste of what it takes to make it at the top level and the skills and more importantly the mindset they will need.”
Attending the first camp are a selection of the best local youth golfers, including some of the Ulster Under 14 squad who won the recent Irish Interpros.