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.
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
Warming up before the round
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.