Anne-Catherine Tanguay– RCGA DevelopmentTeam
2010 Athlete Assessment Report/Performance Plan
To: Anne-Catherine Tanguay
From: Derek Ingram, RCGA National Women’s Coach
C.C. Doug Roxburgh, Jeff Thompson, Robert Ratcliffe, Greg Wells, Greg Redman, Penny Werthner,
Date: January 31st, 2010
Anne-Catherine Tanguay, the following is a draft of your 2010 RCGA Athlete Assessment Report and Performance Plan. The purpose of this report/plan is to facilitate your ongoing development towards achieving your short-term and long-term goals. This customized plan has been designed using information gathered from my personal observation, interaction with you, skills testing and analysis using TrackMan, Flightscope, Shot By Shot Statistical Analysis, RCGA Player Rankings, discussions with RCGA Team Physiology Consultant, Dr.Greg Wells; RCGA Director of High Performance, Doug Roxburgh; RCGA Women’s Team Assistant Coach, Robert Ratcliffe; RCGA Team Sport Psychologist, Dr. Penny Werthner and RCGA Physiotherapy Consultant, Greg Redman.
It is my duty and responsibility to assist you with identifying your strengths and encouraging you to keep these strong. This is important. It is what makes you excel. As well, it is crucial to pinpoint gaps in your performance skills so that you may adopt improvement strategies that will positively affect your results in competition. All of the performance factors that directly influence results are assessed and taken into consideration: practice habits and strategies, fundamentals, technique, short game, pre-event preparation, fitness, nutrition, mental game, self-management, schedule planning, travel planning, skill testing, stats collection/ comparative analysis. We will work with you and together with the individuals on your support team to follow this plan throughout the year. This is your plan – adaptable and applicable to only you, as we progress throughout the year.
Anne-Catherine Tanguay – Personal Information
Date of Birth: January 8th, 1991
Cell #: 418-928-3133 / 954-397-2714 (Florida)
Hometown: Quebec City, QC
Home Club – Royal Quebec
College/University: University of Oklahoma – graduate in 2014
Coach Veronique Drouin – cell # - 405-301-7063 –
Home Coach – Fred Colgan – phone number?
Allergies: none (little hay fever)
Food Issues/Concerns: none
Health Issues/Medication: none
Emergency phone #/Contact Person: 418-654-5993 (Ivan Tanguay – Father)
On Scouting Solutions – What’s in the bag?
Congratulations AC, on a good year andretaining your position on Team Canada. You had some excellent results including a 2nd place at the Canadian Junior, winning the Quebec Junior and 4th at the Quebec Am. I am very excited for you and appreciate the work you have put in to achieve your excellent results. You are establishing yourself as an international class amateurplayer. Your focus and commitment is outstanding. You show that you have the aptitude and the desire to reach your short –term objectives and your long term goal of becoming a bona fide LPGA Touring Professional.There is exciting room for improvement. It is important for you to identify key opportunities for development and then practice like a pro - specific programmed activities designed to help you learn to get your ball into the hole faster and faster.
What is your current ranking/standing?
2009RCGA Women’s OOM: 10th
Women’s World Amateur Ranking (WWAR): na
Driving Skill – see attached driver fitting testing report
- Ball speed 136MPH – LPGA Tour Average 138 MPH
- Your spin rate is too high at 3300 but this in likely due to 1.41 smash factor. LPGA Tour average smash factor is 1.47 or higher – currently they are hitting it much more solid than you.
- Your club head speed is actually slightly more than LPGA Tour average and you launch angle is good – it should be between 10 and 14 degrees.
Iron play/Fairway metals/Hybrids
- Will spend more time over the next couple of months at training camps, etc. to dial them in so they are perfect for the upcoming competitive season. Let’s discuss.
Short Game Test Results – Uncommon Golf Short Game Testing – this is just a snapshot of one test in November 2009. We will continue to test throughout the year.
- Overall 7Hcp
- Sand play 4 Hcp
- Pitch Shot 4Hcp
- Chip Shot 16 Hcp
- Wedge Shot 14Hcp
- Lag putting 10 Hcp
- Putting 0 Hcp
Fitness and Strength Testing – Dr.Greg Wells
- RCGA Test Result –waiting for report from Greg – re fitness testing results. Greg has identified cardio as an area that needs to improve. He will be in contact with you after the Olympics to discuss.
Muscular- skeletal Analysis – Greg Redman
- See the report from Greg Redman - he has prescribed a plan for you. Follow it. By all accounts, you are in good golf shape. We need to transfer this into greater than average LPGA Tour ball speed with Fred, the Gregs, Robert and I.
Mental Game – from meeting with Dr. Penny Werthner
- You discussed how and what to learn from 09 Nationals.
- What is an effective focus, how to train it – not in the past – not in the future but right here, and now on the next shot.
- Getting a good start on the first hole (aim for the pin) – being aggressive without being afraid/becoming too aggressive – finding a balance for you. Make a plan for you – execute the plan, assess after each tournament.
- Keen to develop and build these skills with Penny’s and coaches help
- Very good – you are mature, responsible and committed. You carry yourself professionally. Keep on doing all of the right things on and off the course. This will be a positive with your golf career and your life.
- Focused and committed – very good. We need to discuss what and how much to practice and then practice each time with the focus required for the Canadian Open.
Pre-Event Preparation Habits
- I have not been with you at a competition yet but from all accounts – you are excellent here. Robert and I will work with you and assist going forward.
Nutrition and Hydration Habits
- Generally Good– you are encouraged to adopt habits suggested by Dr. John Berardi in Precision Nutrition Guidebook/Cookbook.
What are your strengths?
- Straight ball flight – hits many fairways and this gives you the ability to score and shoot low. Keep this area strong.
- Generally a very consistent player – that does not make a lot of mistakes.
- Developing and sticking to the game plan and pre tournament preparation.
- Low chip and run shots around the greens.
- Competitive fire and guts. You love to compete and win – you are a winner and have proven it.
What are your identified ‘performance gaps”/improvement priorities?
- Wedge Play – could be more efficient – taking advantage of holes that you have a wedge in – and converting them to more birdies.
- Distance off the tee –you are improving this but it still needs to get better.
- Pitching the ball around the green. The “stock” or standard pitch shot and the high soft shots around the green need to improve. Shot by shot stats had you at a 20 handicap in this area last year.
- Your shot by shot stats say you are a pretty good putter but this still needs to improve.
- Mental skills can still get much better. You do not get to be as good a player as you are already, without very good mental skills – we will just continue to improve this area with Penny’s assistance.
What are your specific strategies to improve?
- Wedge Practice - on alternating days drop 10 balls from each of 30,40,50,60,70,80,90,100 yards then 35,45,55,65,75,85,95,105 yards hitting to a flag. Then hit the first 5 balls using your stock shot, then 2 high, 2 low and one more stock shot – at each yardage. We will also use the Flightscope to groove your full carry yardage with your wedges so you feel super confident with your “go to / Steve Nash free throw” shot.Then test yourself - one ball at each distance for that day (30, 40, etc) - full routine - like a tourney. See how many of these shots you get inside a flag stick distance. Keep a record of your PB - personal best. Doabove wedge practice 4 times per week.
- Increase Distance – This is mainly due to your technique. I know you and Fred are working on this already. Your improved grip is improving your swing path and ability to draw the ball. We also need more lag in your downswing and a more efficient transition – I will discuss with Fred directly. And we will work on this at our next training camp. You have the ability to get this up to LPGA Tour average (139+ball speed) which would allow you to thrive as a competitive player.
- Your high pitch shots need to improve (your insight and shot by shot). Again, we will spend time at the Feb training camp reviewing technique and training. Make sure you use the bounce and maintain the shaft angle at impact to hit it high and soft. The short game test is a great way to measure yourself and practice – by yourself or against a friend.
- Putting practise - 1 hour per day min. At least 45 minutes on drills and a contest (if someone is around - for a coke, or a couple of bucks.) Drill #1 - 3, 4,5,6,9 feet in N, S, E, and W of the hole - 20 putts total - give each putt complete attention and focus. 18/20 is awesome PGA Tour quality. 15 plus - great putter. Do it 2 times or until you get 16 or more. Drill #2 - 20 footer speed drill - at N, S hit 3 putts from one side, 3 from other side, 3 back from first side then one from next side for 10 putts total. Have to get each putt inside a putter length past hole or in the hole to be a keeper. 9 out of 10 is finishing the drill. You should be able to get 10 out of 10 some days!! Drill #3 - 5 footer drill - how many in a row can you get? 50 is awesome.Keep track of your PB. (Give yourself a time limit - don't do it all day and get a sore back - 25 minutes is max.) Drill # 4 - Lag putting practise - 30, 40, 50, 60 feet – 12 for 12 putts inside 3 foot circle is awesome - 10 plus is good and the drill is done or 15 minutes max. Drill # 5 - Putting contest - good mix of 3 short (4 to 15 ft, 3 med (25 feet and less) and 3 long - 25 feet plus. One ball always - full routine - tournament focus.
- Sand Play – your shot by shot stats identify this as a 20 handicap – and you have also said this in an area for you to improve. Knowing how to use the bounce in the sand and the proper technique (learned in last camp) with help. It must be practiced 4 times a week for 30 minutes each time. Hole at least one sand shot before you finish. We will do more in Feb camp.
Equipment - Fitting Recommendations
- Explore driver fit in future sessions.
- More flightscope work with real balls in upcoming training camps.
Anne-Catherine Tangauy – 2010 Competition Schedule– bold events attended by Golf Canada Coaches
5 - 7 – CN Women’s Tour, B.C.
7 – 10 – Training Camp - Ontario
21 – Match vs. International Team – England
22-26 – British Amateur – England
27 – 29 – CN Tour Ontario
8-11 – US Women’s Open
12 – 14 – Quebec Amateur
26-30 - Canadian Amateur
9-15 - US Women’s Amateur – Charlotte, NC
26-29 – CN Canadian Women’s Open – Winnipeg
Starting the College year at the University of Oklahoma!!
19-22 – World Amateur
** More discussions on your schedule are needed.
Anne-Catherine Tanguay - 2010 Goals
- Improve competitive handicap from +1.8 to +3.0
- Fitness – reach all RCGA Standards – PAR OR BETTER
- Focus on remedial exercises as prescribed by Greg Redman – complete 4 times per week
- All shot by shot stats – 0 Hcp or better
- Top 15 or better in a CN Tour Event
- Top 3 in QuebecAmateur
- Top 5 at Canadian Amateur
- Qualify for match play at British Amateur and win at least 1 match
- Qualify for US Amateur and make match play
- Qualify for Canadian Open – then shoot 145 or better in first 2 rounds
- Mental game goals – will work with Penny and Coaches to establish
- Top 5 RCGA OOM
- Top 90 in WWAR
- Qualify for the US Open
- Make World Amateur Team