The Junior Training Squad for 2009 is:

Isobel Hinds (Liberton), Samantha Lamb (Glencorse), Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe), Sally Naysmith (Dalmhoy), Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe), Natasha Shivji (Ratho Park), Kirsty Simpson (Murrayfield) and Heather Tumblety (Duddingston).

We are delighted to welcome Sally and, new member, Heather to the squad and wish all of them well in the coming year. Karen Marshall has agreed to continue to oversee the Junior Training Squad and, with her experience and enthusiasm, we hope that the girls will enjoy their year and will benefit from everything that has been arranged. We are also delighted that Kate and Hannah have been invited to join the SLGA Junior Performance Squad, which we hope they will enjoy.

This year, the County has arranged further coaching for the squad at the Braid Hills Driving Range, under the watchful eye of Mark Berrie. Sessions will take place on Sunday 18th January and Sunday 15th February, with a further session on the 22nd March involving on course coaching round the 9-hole Princes Golf Course. As well as this, a rules/social evening has been arranged, together with the main squad, on Thursday 5th February, where our Vice-Captain, Mary, and selector, Linda, will put the squads to the test! A “Train your Golf Brain” coaching session will be held at Dalmahoy Golf Club under the auspices of Scott Dixon on Monday 30th March, again with the main squad, and practice matches have been arranged between the MCLGA Junior Training Squad and both the Borders (Sunday 15th March at The Hirsel Golf Club) and Lanarkshire (Sunday 24th May at Strathaven Golf Club) Junior Squads.

Good luck, girls. We hope 2009 is a good year for you all and you all enjoy your golf.

Junior Training Squad