Two Golf Union of Wales coaches have been promoted to help Welsh golf’s elite amateur players, with both coming up through the ranks of the GUW system to the top level.
Wrexham’s Paul Williams will take over as the National Female Coach, replacing Jeremy Bennett who has moved to a role with the English Golf Union, whilst continuing to work with the North Regional Girls squad.
Gareth James, from another Wrexham course Clays, moves up from North Nursery and North East Academy coach to take over three of the Regional squads. Both will carry on with some of their development roles as well.
The two coaches were appointed after an internal interview process, the fact they have both come up through the Golf Union of Wales ranks is a huge benefit and shows the coaching development system in a positive light.
“Paul will take over from Jeremy Bennett after the completion of the Ladies Home Internationals in mid-September. Paul will also continue to coach the North Regional Girls squad as he has done for the last few years,” said Golf Union of Wales director of performance Ben Waterhouse.
“In addition Gareth James will move from North Academy coach and will take over as Regional South Boys and Regional South Girls coach from John Peters, he will also take over the Regional North Boys squad from Paul.
“Both Paul and Gareth went through an internal interview process which confirmed the quality of their knowledge and experience alongside a genuine passion for the development of Welsh players and teams. I would like to congratulate them on their promotions.
“This now leaves two vacancies in North Wales for an Academy Coach and a Nursery Coach. The plan is to advertise for these roles shortly.”
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