The first event of the season was the Dame Laura Davies day at Hoebridge on Sunday 5 January. Laura has been doing this event for about 14 years which is a long time in anyone's book! She is incredibly generous with her time and each girl had around 15-20 minutes individually with Laura. She was very encouraging to all the girls and they came away knowing what they need to concentrate on for the coming season.
We were also delighted that Annabel Dimmock joined the day as well. She gave some of the girls tips on the driving range and then set up putting drills for them which everybody seemed to enjoy. She was even tempted to a driving challenge - trying to hit the ball between two posts which was a lot harder than it looked!
Surrey is very fortunate that these two successful players are prepared to give up their time to come and give back something to our juniors. All the girls thoroughly enjoyed their day and I suspect that some of the adults picked up a few tips as well!
A big thank you to Laura and Annabel from all of us.