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” […]
This conversation goes deep. I have the pleasure of presenting you my chat with Richard Shaw, founder of Community Golf. Richard grows golf for a living. Quite literally – Community Golf’s mission statement is “Making a difference to people’s lives”, and they happen to use golf to fulfill that goal. They bring golf into the community by organising […]
Today I’m joined by Adam Young, a world-class coach and a best-selling author of The Practice Manual (which is by far the best golf instruction / practice book I’ve read). I had the pleasure of working with Adam for a few months and he’s had a massive impact on me as a coach. I’m very excited […]
My guest for the third episode of the podcast is Greg Brodie (@gregbrodiepga). Greg has a really impressive CV and similarly to Stéphane Bachoz (previous guest) he is a full-stack coach – coaching everyone from complete beginners up to tour professionals. Greg has some unique views on golf and the differences between participation and performance coaching, […]
Towards the end of last year I completed “Player and Participant Development” module as part of a Masters degree I’m currently doing (MSc Sport Coaching at the University of Birmingham). One of the assessments we had to do was to write an academic “critical evaluation of the potential benefits of a player and participant development […]