ATLANTA – After the success of the inaugural Certified Instructor seminars in the spring, U.S. Kids Golf has announced additional seminar sites for its Certified Instructor program, which began in the spring of 2012. These seminars educate PGA and LPGA Professionals on how to get the most out of their junior golf programs.
Over 170 instructors attended five seminars in the spring, learning and sharing best practices on how to grow their programs. Upcoming seminars will be held in Boston, New York, Indianapolis, Pinehurst, Phoenix, Orlando and South Florida.
“My junior program is getting rave reviews this year from both juniors and parents!” said Michael Doctor, PGA Master Professional at Skaneateles Country Club and a member of the PGA of America’s Board of Directors. “I’m having more fun teaching juniors than ever. Attending a U.S. Kids Golf seminar is the best thing I’ve done in years!”
U.S. Kids Golf Certified Instructors will be recognized as experts in teaching and conducting quality junior golf programs. Each seminar will include indoor training in addition to outdoor sessions that feature hands-on learning and coaching of junior golfers. Certification will require follow-up online testing.
Each Certified Instructor seminar will be led by 2004 PGA National Junior Golf Leader John Godwin and U.S. Kids Golf Vice President of Sales John Bryan.
An overview of seminar content:
– Analysis of golf participation and programs vs. other youth sports
– “Scaling” of the following elements for youth: Equipment, The Golf Course, Competition, Instruction
– Parental involvement and introduction to the “Positive Coaching Alliance”
– High-quality instruction focusing on fun and achievement while teaching fundamentals
– Introduction to golf-specific games to serve as a key component in instruction
Benefits of becoming a Certified Instructor:
– Credibility of achieving Certified status with the #1 brand in junior golf
– Listing on U.S. Kids Golf website as a Certified Instructor
– Social media promotion from official U.S. Kids Golf Facebook and Twitter pages
– Mention in news release issued by U.S. Kids Golf
– Use of the U.S. Kids Golf Certified Instructor logo
– Access to training kit and U.S. Kids Golf Book of Games
– Discount on U.S. Kids Golf Learning Program materials
– Additional marketing materials
NOTE: PGA Members will receive 7 MSR credits for attending.
For more information on becoming a Certified Instructor and to register for an upcoming seminar, visit www.uskidsgolf.com/certifiedinstructors.
About U.S. Kids Golf
U.S. Kids Golf, LLC is based in Atlanta, Ga., and manufactures equipment and related golf products made especially for kids. In addition to more than 4,000 golf shops and retail locations in the U.S., the company’s products also are available in over 75 countries worldwide.
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 500 golf tournaments for kids each year, including Local Tours in more than 40 cities, ten Qualifiers across the nation, six Regional Championships, a European Championship and the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship and Teen World Championship, which are held each year in Pinehurst, N.C.
In partnership with the PGA of America, the Foundation also supports the U.S. Kids Golf Family Course program, which provides guidelines that help courses make the game easier to learn and more fun for kids and their families.
For more information, contact Chris Carme at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-888-387-5437.