The PGAs of Europe’s innovative new education activity will take place in Hungary on 26th July bringing together 12 speakers for a day of short, sharp presentations about a variety of topics relating to junior golf and ‘developing the players of tomorrow’.
The event will take place on 26th July this year in Budapest, Hungary, and is open to any PGA Professionals to join. Registration is €99 and includes access to the full day of presentations, Q&A sessions, networking with the speakers, along with coffee breaks and buffet lunch during the day.
The day will begin with presentations from David Kearney (PGA of GB&I), Jim van Heuven van Staereling (PGA of Holland), and Steven Orr, who recently became the PGA of GB&I’s youngest ever Master Professional.
Sarah Claridge (PGA of GB&I) will draw on her expertise with the mental game looking at on-course emotions, whilst Ian Peek (PGA of Germany and GB&I), will be looking at ‘Barriers and Coping Resources’, and is followed by the inclusive golf specialist, Craig Thomas (PGA of GB&I).
European Senior Tour player and commentator, Paul Eales (PGA of GB&I), will look at how players can practice more effectively, with England Golf’s Mark Taylor (PGA of GB&I) explaining how Professionals can support facilities with membership and recruitment.
Junior specialist, Jesus Rodriguez (PGA of Spain), will look at various games and environments for youth golf, along with the PGAs of Europe’s own Director of Education & Membership, Tony Bennett (PGA of GB&I), looking at the work of the Association in golf development, and SNAG Golf’s Dan Killen will join speakers looking at their approach to junior golf development.
Finishing off the day, the PGA of France’s Stéphane Bachoz will give delegates a look behind the scenes at the successful ‘Golf Educatif’ project and the importance of play in junior golf, while PGAs of Europe Education Committee Chairman, Jonathan Mannie (PGA of Austria), will explain how he has worked with aspiring elite golfers.
The first ‘A.S.K. Workshops’ event, titled ‘Developing the Players of Tomorrow’, will see each of the 12 speakers present for exactly 20 minutes to share a story, present an idea, and pass on their thoughts about junior coaching and development in golf.
‘A.S.K.’, standing for ‘Attributes.Skills.Knowledge.’, is the PGAs of Europe’s initiative to help share useful, relevant and interesting content to its Member Country PGAs and their individual PGA Professionals members through various written, video, live and audio media.
The ‘A.S.K. Workshops’ are the first live element within the initiative and will give PGA Professionals a platform to share their experiences, ideas and thoughts on junior golf in front of an audience who will be able to listen to, and interact with, the speakers.