This upcoming weekend (April 27 and 28) at The Willows in Saskatoon, the PGA of Saskatchewan will host a community coaching clinic.
The initiative is backed by extensive research into Canada’s volunteer training curriculums for sport across the country. Industry experts implemented the program to address the gap between PGA of Canada professionals and available volunteer support from family and friends according to the national PGA agency.
TS&M Woodlawn professional, Amanda Minchin is coordinating the Saskatchewan based seminar. She said the course is “perfect for anyone who wants to get involved in their local junior program or is looking at starting one.”
Current junior golf leaders and new PGA of Canada members are also encouraged to take part. The session covers safety concerns, legality of working with youth in sport, setting up golf lessons, and networking with other golf coaches.
Saskatoon’s Paige Lawrence took part in the clinic last year. She said it was beneficial to assist in developing a junior program.
“The tools and training I gained over a weekend were invaluable in helping initiate a junior program last summer in Wynyard. The mix of hands on practice and classroom theory makes for an engaging environment. It was also a great way to connect with other members of the golf community who are working towards the same goal of growing the game, we were able to share challenges and wins we each had encountered in our communities,” Lawrence said.
Online registration for the clinic is closed but anyone interested can call the PGA of Canada office at 1.800.782.5764 to get more information.