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5 things learned from Junior Golf Alliance

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.

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5 things learned from US Kids Golf

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 […]

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Scaling golf to fit the juniors (and adults)

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” […]

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What does research say about adult participation in sports?

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 […]

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Let’s begin the journey

Winter is upon is! It’s the best time for us, coaches in the colder parts of Europe, to wind down, learn, catch up with the industry, think about the next season and our businesses. My personal project for this winter is to dig deep into participation coaching. Unfortunately there is no CPD, no courses, no […]