The U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coach program for the fall features eight seminars around the United States beginning Sept. 22, in Naperville, Illinois. USKG Certified Coach Seminars provide golf professionals with research based content and tools designed to help them deliver a more fun environment for young golfers while providing a path for improvement and retention in the game of golf.
The day-long seminars are led by John Godwin, PGA Master Professional and former PGA of America National Junior Golf Leader, and John Bryan, Vice President of U.S. Kids Golf Foundation and former Executive Director of the Georgia PGA. During the seminars, Bryan and Godwin focus on best practices that help develop junior golfers, including an introduction to game-based teaching, use of a structured learning program, the importance of properly fit equipment in developing swing speed, and how to scale the game for youth golfers.
Both PGA of America and LPGA Professionals earn continuing education credits for their participation in the seminars. Additional credits may be earned by completing the optional Positive Coaching Alliance test, which is an additional component of the seminar training.
U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coach Seminar Schedule
- Sept. 22, White Eagle Golf Club, Naperville, Ill.
- Oct. 11, Fox Chapel Golf Club, Pittsburgh, Pa.
- Oct. 13, Forsgate Country Club, Monroe Township, N.J.
- Nov. 1, Strawberry Farms Golf Club, Irvine, Calif.
- Nov. 3, Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.
- Nov. 17, Longleaf Golf & Family Club, Southern Pines, N.C.
- Nov. 30, The Eagles Golf Club, Odessa, Fla.
- Dec. 12, The Landings Club, Savannah, Ga.
Registrations submitted before one week of the seminar date are $195. Registrations submitted within one week of the date of the seminar are $245. To register or for more information about the USKG Certified Coach program, please contact Chris Carme at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About U.S. Kids Golf
The U.S. Kids Golf Foundation, a Georgia non-profit recognized as a 501(c)(3) charity, was created in 2001 and provides services that include competition and instruction. The Foundation organizes more than 750 golf tournaments for kids each year with over 10,000 individual players ages 5-18. These tournaments include Local Tours in more than 50 cities, 10 Qualifiers across the nation, seven Regional Championships, a European and Malaysia Championships and the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship and Teen World Championship, which are held each year in Pinehurst, N.C.
The vision of the U.S. Kids Golf Foundation is to provide kids and their families the opportunity participate in the game of golf through instruction and competition. They believe that family interaction is critical in the development of young golfers and encourage parents to serve as caddies for their kids during tournaments and to develop positive coaching techniques.
U.S. Kids Golf, LLC is based in Atlanta and manufactures equipment and related golf products designed for kids. It was created in 1997 when Founder/CEO Dan Van Horn found that his children were losing their interest in golf due to not having the proper equipment. In addition to more than 4,000 golf shops and retail locations in the United States, the company’s products also are available in over 75 countries worldwide.
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