James Hong is a junior coach superstar. Here comes a delightful podcast episode full of interesting stories from one of the most well-known junior coaches in America.
Junior Golf Alliance’s e-learning courses are top-class. Completing them required a lot of effort and thinking and made me question many assumptions… Which is great! Here are a few things I’ve learned.
Having experimented with many different junior coaching formats throughout the years, Ryan and Matt can now show that what they do works. Kids are playing more rounds of golf and playing better (losing strokes) while staying in the program for a long time. How did they get there?
An interview with junior golf coach Thomas Devine. Throughout the conversation, an interesting theme emerged – of change and continuous development. Thomas provides numerous examples of things he used to believe in regards to his junior coaching (or the way his programme is structured), but no longer does.
Following a previous episode with Kate Tempesta, let’s continue the topic of coaching the very youngest golfers. How early does your program start? Matching your offer to the environment you’re in My guest – Nicole Weller (@Stick2Sports, website). I wrote Stick to Sports: Let’s Play Golf because I watched adults try to teach kids in […]
Onto the second interview in the junior series. This time focusing on the very youngest golfers! Engaging 3-8 year olds through age-appropriate coaching My guest – Kate Tempesta (@PLAYgolfNYC, Kate Tempesta’s Urban Golf Academy). Kate is one of the few golf coaches that focus on the youngest golfers, working mainly with 3-8 year olds. It is not […]
Phil is a Senior PGA Coach and the Director of Junior Golf at the Belfry, a well-known Ryder Cup golf resort, and home to the PGA of GB&I and the PGAs of Europe.
Phil created and developed FUEL Golf (Future Elite Golf) junior programme at Oulton Hall Golf Academy – growing the programme to over 150 juniors.
In 2016, Phil joined The Belfry with a task to develop and grow their junior offering. In 18 months he went from 4 juniors in the academy to over 80 attending sessions every week.
Off-season is upon us (at least here, in the colder parts of Europe). Less coaching = more learning. This means that I’m getting back to my participation coaching quest and will be publishing notes from the journey on a regular basis here. A new, big series of podcasts on junior golf is coming up in […]
So excited to be sharing this episode of the podcast! My guest is Kendal McWade. He’s the founder of Instinctive Golf Coaching, coaching all levels of golfers, from complete beginners to Ryder Cup stars. He’s widely known to be an expert in task-led coaching. I’ve had a chance to take part in one of his […]
The discussion about appropriate tee lengths for both adult and junior golfers has been around for a few years now. As I’ve been researching the topic recently, here are a few discussion points, ideas, initiatives and solutions that I’ve come across: Adult golfers The USGA and the PGA have been pushing forward their “Tee it Forward” […]