2 min read" />

Advancing Associations

Step Towards a Healthier Future at The Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open

10th Jul 2019

Free Coaching for Spectators and a Focus On Inclusive Golf at Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open

9th Jul 2019

Training Champions With ETPI – Andrea Pavan

8th Jul 2019

Disabled Golf Champions Aim to Inspire Thousands of New Players

5th Jul 2019

EDGA Player profiles – Johan Kammerstad

2nd Jul 2019

Building a Better Future for Your Public Golf Course

1st Jul 2019

PING signs Viktor Hovland, former world #1 amateur

20th Jun 2019

Golf Pride Wins Grip Count and the 2019 U.S. Open Championship at Pebble Beach

18th Jun 2019

Golf Escapes to Host Inaugural Marbella Pro-Am

14th Jun 2019

Reasons to Celebrate the Health of Golf…

22nd May 2019

“No one moves the needle quite like Augusta…” | Kevin Flynn

16th May 2019

2018 Ryder Cup Performance Team – Behind the Scenes

16th May 2019

Why Coaching Trips Can Be a Money-Spinner for PGA Professionals

13th May 2019

What Should Golfers Do In the Gym?

15th Apr 2019

PODCAST SPECIAL: #GolfHealthWeek – Dr Roger Hawkes & Dr Andrew Murray, Golf & Health Project

15th Apr 2019

PGAs of Europe Supports ‘pledge and PLAY’ For More Inclusive Golf

11th Apr 2019

Member Country PGAs Gather at Le Golf National for Launch of New PGAs of Europe Project

8th Apr 2019

[Whitepaper] From High Potential to High Performance

8th Apr 2019

U.S. Kids Golf Venice Open Achieves World First for Connecting Golf, Sustainability and the Next Generation

7th Apr 2019

Golf Reduces Stress and Improves Mental Health, Says Leading Expert

6th Apr 2019
load more

Golf Development Missions – Chile2 min read


Posted on: 14th Apr 2015

Location: Chile, South America
PGA Professional: Kevin Flynn (GB&I)

How About Chile?

The great thing about The R&A golf development missions are that you always meet people who are passionate about the game of golf – a coach, a player, a secretary or even an old member of a club who shares your interests.

Over the last 6 years i have visited many countries and met some great coaches, players and made many new friends.

My most recent trip was to Chile where I was met by Edgardo Bello Lutter, a very passionate Argentinian who was dedicated to increasing participation figures in Chile.

Edgardo worked tirelessly for The Chilean Golf Federation, he set up seminars for the coaches, liaised with the secretaries of clubs to generate new members, looked after national players, and encouraged club players to continue with their memberships while inviting newcomers to the clubs.

Article-Header-Images_Golf-Development_04

I gave a seminar in Santiago and another in Concepción on impact factors and ball flights and also on development ideas that would help the country in their quest to raise the number of people playing golf.  The seminar was attended by a record number of delegates and the info was very well received.

To be perfectly honest it was a breath of fresh air to deliver a presentation without using the latest in technology.  More importantly, I think the coaches of Chile appreciated it as there is currently only one Trackman unit and force-plate in the country.

I think it is so important to pitch the level of info to the level of learner, and that’s what I try to do every time I step on to the lesson tee or deliver a presentation.

I feel the most important thing when working for golf in different countries is to ensure the advice you give is clear and concise.  Wherever possible you should make yourself available when you return home.  Going the extra mile for others can be the difference between success and failure of the sport.

The R&A's Working For Golf Programme

Author Circles_RANDA

The R&A invests up to £5 million of Open Championship generated income annually on different aspects of golf ranging from grassroots to coaching to equipment provision.

Much of this support is delivered to emerging nations as part of a drive to raise the profile of golf as a sport for life.

Today The R&A supports golf in over 120 countries worldwide and works closely with many of its affiliates including the PGAs of Europe.