Date: March 01, 2013
Author: Hamish Jones / Golf Australia

Skills sharpened at National Camp

National Camp Photo Gallery The Moonah Links academy was awash with players, coaches and technical know-how this week as part of Golf Australia&aposs National Camp which brings together National Squad players and emerging stars to go through a range of testing and skills sharpening. National Squad members Minjee Lee, Su-Hyun Oh, Cameron Smith, Geoff Drakeford, Brett Drewitt, Nathan Holman, Ricky Kato, Brady Watt, Lucas Herbert, Anthony Murdaca and Ryan Ruffels spent Monday to Wednesday at the Camp before 18 emerging state players arrived for the Wednesday to Friday part of the camp. Each day is long. Players begin their work with a 6am fitness sessions running up and down sand dunes near Gunnamatta Beach. The players&apos full day rotations include 3D testing, strength and conditioning gym sessions, wedge distance control, putting testing, pre-shot routines and short game testing as well as a number of key after-dinner speakers. By providing crucial information of the player&aposs physical, technical, tactical and emotional abilities, long term plans can be better developed for each individual. The National Camps Program targets current elite players from the age of 13 and up, elite professionals including rookie squad members, PGA, LPGA Tour members, elite coaches and elite athletes and programs from around the world to attend the camps. The camps also offer an opportunity for Talent Identification for our future National Squad members. The core reason for the collection of the scientific data at the camp is to pass information onto the home coach or State High Performance so individual development plans can be designed and validated by the scientific data. Click Here for more information on GA&aposs National/State Camps Program