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I have attended a fair number of CPD Courses in my 10 years as an EGTF Professional, and so travelled through to Forthview Golf Academy for Stewart and Bill’s latest offering on Teaching with New Technology.

There were four of us on the Course, Betty Sworowski, Bob Lamb, Philippe Pineau and myself.  Since the four of us hadn’t met before, introductions took around 20 minutes.  Anyone who knows Stewart will understand that his introduction took about an hour!!


As usual, the information provided on the Course was first class.  Topics ranged from the Force Plate, D Plane and new Ball Flight Laws.  We discussed all of the above and more in detail as well as having to look at some of the latest training aids.  The one we were all impressed with was Swingbyte.  Swingbyte attaches to the club shaft and provides all the feedback you would require when analysing the swing.  The figures are not as accurate as Flightscope or Trackman but are in the “buffer zone”, so the information you get is more than good enough to work with.

As I said, I have been on numerous CPD Courses over the years and have never been disappointed.  This time proved no different .  The way GAASP and Balance provides the building blocks of the golf Swing, CPD Courses provide building blocks in your knowledge and ability to analyse and teach golfers how to enjoy and play better golf.  I would encourage all of you to put one or more of these days into your diary.  Neither you or your pupils will be disappointed.

Thank you again to Stewart and Bill for a great day.

Ronnie Martin – EGTF Teaching Professional

EGTF Diploma Course and CPD Seminars – Spain, November 2011

EGTF Diploma Course 6 – 12 November 2011, Spain

Another fantastic week of learning was completed recently over in sunny Spain.  A group of 6 eager students had a great week of informative information that helped mould them into golf teaching professionals.

These weeks help to get more dedicated people out into the golf teaching world who have a passion and desire to help the public and hopefully improve the standards of coaching.

It is fantastic to see the look on students’ faces when they give lessons to the general public after only having learned these teaching skills earlier in the week, and giving very high standards of lessons.  It really does go to prove that you can definitely learn the basic coaching skills needed to teach others in the space of 7 days, as it happens on every EGTF course that we do.

Congratulations to all the group at Oliva Nova Resort for their excellent standards throughout the week.

November 2011 Group, Oliva Nova, Spain

November 2011 Group, Oliva Nova, Spain


EGTF Social Golf Day – 13 November 2011

On the Sunday after the Diploma Course we had a Social Golf Day for EGTF members and guests, held at the lovely Oliva Nova Golf Resort.

For anyone who has played at Oliva Nova, you will know that it is a tough track playing very long, so your ball striking skills are always tested to their limits.

It was great to see some old and new EGTF members who turned up and made the day very enjoyable.  A couple of drinks and some food afterwards helped to complete a very pleasant day.

1st Bill Abbott – 75 (on count back)

2nd Martin Park – 75

The Winner - Bill Abbott


Warming up before the round


On the Range

Putting Practice
On Course pressure play!!!


Continual Professional Development (CPD) Seminars

The EGTF CPD days were another excellent learning experience for students involved, taking on board high levels of golfing information to push their golf teaching onto higher standards.

The three days were conducted by EGTF Master Professional Paul Tolley for Vision Training in Golf, EGTF Master Professional Martin Park for Performance Golf using the Vision 54 Model, and myself concentrating on the Biomechanics of the Putter Stroke.

All the days combined excellent theory work in the classroom, followed by fantastic practical work on the range and putting green.  The quality of the information was there for all the students to take in, with the subjects covered being very popular on the tours these days.

If you have never been to any of these extra learning seminars, then try to take some on board for 2012.  It really will help you keep your knowledge up to a fantastic level in the golf teaching world to take you above your competitors.  It’s also a great social, networking week, where you can meet other coaches and talk golf and teaching, so you get the best of all worlds.  Future EGTF Masters Courses and CPD days will be published soon to give people enough time to clear their diaries for the upcoming season.

My thanks go to Paul Tolley and Martin Park for their supreme knowledge and professionalism conducting these seminars during the week.

Vision Training for Golf

Performance Coaching Vision 54

Putting Skills Test

Putting Biomechanics

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