After the exception made in 2021, due to the pandemic, POI has returned to its usual date of the end of January. The start of the tournament as promises for a season, perhaps not normal, but at least normal according to its schedule. Unfortunately, the virus was not far away, depriving a Lusitani smuggler Mila GorinThe test result came back positive shortly before he left. There is some bad luck for the young car, which is precisely one of the newcomers among the tricolor girls.
like it, Carla de Troya (St. Germain), Camille Maine Gauthier (Valcross) and both 15 and Valentine Dillon (Chantilly), 16, joined the women’s team of the French national team at the beginning of January, During an internship in Moulettes. A sector where the boundaries between girls and ladies have been abolished: now, all the great French team is gearing up together. This week, on a track Montado Golf Resortwhich hosted the last European Girls Team Championship, all beginners will be motivated to prove themselves on the course. They are eager to discover and show what they can do. They have pressure, but this is good pressure.”he explains Veronique Smondac.
Exchange experiences with the elderly
Valentin Delon joined the French group in early January, during a training period in Moulettes. (photo: ffgolf)
The France girls’ captain will be with them all this week in Portugal, the global director of the women’s sector Gwladys Nocera Being confined to conversations and instructions via a phone screen overlapping (that damn virus still). “To be part of this whole group has really shown them what they can do, Véronique Smondack continues. They are serious players at the base by the framework in which they develop, and here, they are disciplined, and they follow the setup well. »
The discussion channel with all the other players in the group was also created without difficulty. “At Molets, I immediately felt that we were well integrated, and that the adults were very happy to welcome us, highlighted Valentine Dillon. We feel that the players who participated in the European Championships last year know exactly what they should and shouldn’t do, and they share their experience with us. »
“With young players around our age, we can talk about high school, Witness Carla de Troya. Older adults tell us more about their experience in US universities. It allows us to know better what lies ahead. » Help that lasts until the session: “On a purely strategic level, it has allowed us to realize that we can attack more than we already do, Details of the young player from Saint-Germain. You also learn to better absorb rolling greens before a tournament. »
I wrote more things in my notebook today than usual, has been confirmed Camille Maine Gauthierat the end of the first part of the Portuguese reconnaissance. More experienced players showed me how to scout well. We really have a great atmosphere between us. We encourage and support each other. »
Team cohesion, even on an individual level
Both the players and the captains agree on one point: in all these aspects the Molets Camp has had an undeniably beneficial effect, by creating a cohesion that lasts even through individual tournaments. That’s fine, since there will be, like every year, a European Girls Team Championship to be played in July, in Iceland. Championship accomplished by the French girls team Silver medal last year.
This week in portugal young french women will evolve along with Ines Archer (RCF La Boulie), Constance Foyer (not freelunner), Miles Lamour (Kempferhof) and others Verana Heck (RCF La Boulie), which was part of the European vice-champion team. Without forgetting Emma Falcher (Lanniron-Quimper), who for this season has chosen to stay by his side in every aspect of preparation, but very much hopes to join the French national team during the major tournaments.
“We talked a lot with them, and they told us that at the end of last year’s championship, they struggled a bit physically, says Carla de Troya. As a result, we are all committed to doing more in preparation for this year, and we all want to win. » They could start as early as these Portuguese openings, and two of the last three editions have seen French victories (Pauline Rosen-Bouchard in 2019 And the Lucy Malcherand in 2021). Captain Veronique Smondac, smiling from the scouts: “It is a pleasure to watch them play.”