Chris Ryan, Senior Instructor at The Belfry’s PGA National Golf Academy, has been selected to coach young golfing talent within the county through the Warwickshire County coaching programme. As part of a restructuring to the programme for 2016, Ryan has been elected to become Warwickshire County Boys Coach for the U16 Elite Boys Squad.
The Warwickshire County coaching scheme looks to select the leading boys and girls from within each age group, and develop their golfing skills and experience through a dedicated programme of coaching covering all aspects of the game, with expertise from the county’s leading coaches.
Ryan will take the lead for the U16 Elite Boys Squad and conduct six specific coaching days throughout the year with the support of one of the County’s U18 Elite Boys Squad coaches. These sessions will take advantage of the superb practice facilities available at The Belfry Golf Academy, from the latest technology in the dedicated custom fitting suites, to the immaculate short game area and putting greens.
During these sessions, Ryan will set skill tests for each of the players on the programme to assess performance, and then review the results with each player individually. From this point, he will work with each player on their technique, before re-testing and monitoring improvements.
Chris Ryan commented upon his delight at the new role: “Personally, I think it’s great to be involved with the County at this level, and have the opportunity to play a part in developing new up-and-coming golfers across the region. It is a great honour to be part of this development process, and I can’t wait to witness the progression of the squads.
“As part of the County coaching programme, our aim is to produce some great players over the coming years, and the programme aims to do everything to give the guys the best possible opportunity to improve their all-round game. I can’t wait to get started and work with the squads here at The Belfry.”
Chris Ryan works alongside the talented team of PGA Professionals at The Belfry Academy, who offer the finest golf tuition in the area for golfers of all abilities, and work with the very latest fitting technology across the four dedicated custom fitting suites, to give every golfer the opportunity to experience the latest products from the likes of Titleist, TaylorMade, PING and Callaway.