THE ART AND SCIENCE OF GOLF COACHING
Presented by: Michael Balderstone & David Roodt
Golf coaching has been revolutionised over recent years by the knowledge that new technology has enabled us to gain. Science has proven many of the assumptions or theories of the past to be incorrect. We are learning new things every year.
The modern day PGA Professional needs to understand and keep up to date with the basics of the latest findings. Our members and clients are now able to source a lot of information from the internet. Can you have a conversation about D-Plane or Spin Loft, for example? This workshop will give you that understanding.
This workshop will cover the basics of the latest science that has changed golf coaching. We’ll spend some time in the classroom and have some fun on the range.
This knowledge will help you with your everyday coaching, whether you have a launch monitor or not. At the same time, we will examine the best ways to put across this knowledge without blinding the customer with science. This is the art of coaching, which we believe has equal importance to the science.
The Science of golf coaching:
- Myth busting
- Understanding "The Numbers" and how they can help your everyday coaching.
- D-Plane Explained
The Art of golf coaching:
- Practical ways to use your knowledge
- The most effective ways that people learn
25.00 CPD Points
Please book with Andrew Gunn on email@example.com or on 011 485 1370
NEXT UPCOMING WORKSHOP
Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club - Monday, 24 March 2014
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There are two ways in which you can qualify as a PGA member. One is to do the PGA's academic programme as a student at a tertiary institution;the other is to join the PGA as an apprentice member.
In the former the student remains an amateur and has the advantage of studying full time and playing in amateur tournaments. Students have to do some of their practical time while they are studying and make up the rest with the PGA as apprentices.
Apprentices on the other hand do their studies through the PGA while serving a 3 year apprenticeship. They have to be a 5 handicap or better, have matric and be employed by a fully qualified PGA member, and then join the PGA and give up their amateur statusOn-site training is the backbone of training received by young professionalsand the academic component is done via distance learning. Daily contact in a personal relationship with a professional often with many years' experience provides an ideal atmosphere for learning.
Both students and apprentices have to show their practical competency by passing a Custom Fitting Practical and Teaching Practical exams.
The apprentice also has to prove his Playing Ability by achieving a set standard of playing. The apprenticeship is not only a time of academic and practical application; it is also a time for the young pro to see how far he can take his game.
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