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2015 Coaches Circle – Registration Now Live & Speakers Confirmed3 min read

Posted on: 18th May 2015

Registrations for the 2015 Coaches Circle are now live, whilst the main speaker lineup has been confirmed for the two-day education event.

The Coaches Circle takes place from the 27 – 28 July, 2015 at Pravets Golf & Spa Resort, Bulgaria, and will see national coaches, coaches of elite players (on a level 1,2 or 3 tour), and coaches involved in national junior programmes, attend theory and practical sessions.

This year’s event will focus on Junior Golf and the issues around development, retention, and working with talented young players, drawing on the vast experience of the speakers in the schedule.

Download Registration Form (DOC 0.7MB)

Day One will begin with a session from PGAs of Europe Education Committee (EC) Chairman, Jonathan Mannie, looking at the challenges of coaching players to meet Federation objectives, followed by fellow EC Member, Martin Westphal, and his ‘ingredients for junior player development’.

Later in Day One, High Performance Manager for the Irish Ladies Golf Union (ILGU), David Kearney, will give an account of a girl’s journey in and out of high performance golf, which will be followed up with a panel session to close the first day.

Day Two begins with Director of Coaching for the Cranfield Golf Academy, Steven Orr’s, session detailing the skills and character traits of young players, whilst Managing Director of KRL Consulting, Karl Morris, will draw on his experience with both the Lee Westwood and Darren Clarke Golf Schools for his session on expectations and benefits of juniors attending a structured junior golf academy.

Advanced Fellow of the PGA of Great Britain & Ireland from the Impact Golf Academy, Ian Peek, will then look at the relationships between home coaches and their national/regional counterparts and whether this is a case of ‘coaching ego over player success’.

For more information on the programme, speakers, venue and packages visit http://eur.pe/2015CoachesCircle


Package 1 – €585

Package 2 – €530 per person

3 Night Package (Check-In 26th – Check-Out 29th)
SINGLE ROOM for 1 personIncludes:

  • 3 Nights Accommodation
  • Conference Fee
  • 2 lunches during CC
  • Tea & Coffee during CC
  • 2 Evening Meals
  • Transfers from and to Sofia Airport
3 Night Package (Check-In 26th – Check-Out 29th)
TWIN ROOM for 2 personsIncludes:

  • 3 Nights Accommodation
  • Conference Fee
  • 2 lunches during CC
  • Tea & Coffee during CC
  • 2 Evening Meals
  • Transfers from and to Sofia Airport

Coaches Circle Programme:

07/26/2015 – ARRIVALS

07/27/2015 – CC DAY 01

07/28/2015 – CC DAY 02

09:30 – 10:00Intro
Tony Bennett (Director of Education & Membership, PGAs of Europe)
09:00 – 10:30Steven Orr
The Skills and Character Traits of Young Players: A Four Quadrant Approach (90mins)
10:00 – 11:30Jonathan Mannie
The Challenge of Coaching Players to Meet Federation Objectives (90mins)
10:30 – 11:00Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:00Coffee Break11:00 – 12:30Karl Morris
Expectations For, and Benefits of, Attending a Structured Junior Golf Academy (90mins)
12:00 – 13:00Martin Westphal
Ingredients for Junior Player Development (60mins)
12:30 – 13:30Lunch
13:00 – 14:00Lunch13:30 – 15:00Ian Peek
Home Coach vs. National/Regional Coach: Coaching Ego Over Player Success? (90mins)
14:00 – 15:30David Kearney
The Wizards of Golf – “Follow the Yellow Brick Road..” …A Girl’s Journey In and Out of High Performance Sport… (90mins)
15:00 – 15:30Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:00Coffee Break15:30 – 17:00TBC
16:00 – 17:30Panel Session17:00 – 17:30Close of Coaches Circle

07/29/2015 – DEPARTURES


For more information about the PGAs of Europe, visit www.pgae.com, follow @PGAsofEurope on Twitter and search the Hashtag #CoachesCircle, or like the PGAs of Europe Facebook Page.