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What is PGA.Coach?

PGA.Coach is a set of tools and resources provided by the PGA that follows the American Development Model (ADM) and applies it to golf. PGA.Coach has the tools to allow you to maximize your potential as a coach, lead from the front, and get organized. With PGA.Coach training, you can get ADM Certified and help every student reach their goals and become a life-long golfer.

 

Getting Started With PGA.Coach

PGA.Coach training is quick and easy, ensuring that all PGA Professionals have access to the resources provided by the ADM, the PGA of America and other allied associations. The PGA.Coach training is around two hours long. You can use any device and complete it at your own pace.

Read about the three parts of training below.

PGA.Coach training is an interactive video training designed to give a deeper understanding of the Seven Stages of ADM, and how to incorporate them into your facility plan. The training session takes approximately two hours to complete.

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Through the PGA.Coach App, PGA and LPGA Members can get access to activity planning, note taking and assessment tools that make it easy to quickly start applying ADM principles.

The PGA.Coach Directory offers a national lookup of ADM approved programs including PGA Jr. League, Drive Chip & Putt, LPGA/USGA Girls Golf and the First Tee.

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Benefits of PGA.Coach

The American Development Model (ADM) is essential for growing the game of golf and vital to your success as a coach. PGA.Coach resources will enable you to promote your business through PGA marketing services so that you can grow and retain your customer base.

The ADM Certificate and PGA.Coach will allow you, as a PGA Professional, to evolve and adapt to the changes in the game and to a new generation of players. Read below to see the different aspects of PGA.Coach benefits.

PGA.Coach provides coaches with the tools to better teach and market their services to current and prospective clients.

Driving more play to your facility is a key to creating a successful operation. People who play better golf inherently play more golf — this comes with additional spending for other areas of the facility, too.

Selling to and retaining the customers who enjoy their time on the golf course will create added value to any facility. We want to make sure we are intentional and open in all of these relationships. Great coaching will retain customers and members who are able to develop those special relationships with their coach.

What is ADM and How Does it Work?

 

Golf’s new pathway is built on the principles of the American Development Model (ADM), a proven, long-term athlete development model that has been successfully applied to USA Hockey, USOC, USA Basketball and USA Lacrosse.

Creating positive experiences early, for all athletes, will keep more players engaged and retained in our sport. Introducing the right aspects of play in a structure that is fun, engaging, and progressively challenging, allows golfers of all ages to experience the challenges and joys of our sport.

American Development Model was designed by sports scientists to help support a lifetime affinity to sports, and to develop athletes to their greatest potential. These principles align physical and psychological development to stages, delivering appropriate skills and exercise at the appropriate time.

  1. Developmentally appropriate activities that emphasize motor and foundational skill development
  2. Enhanced entry to create opportunity for all
  3. Encourage multi-sport participation
  4. Fun, engaging and challenging atmosphere
  5. Quality coaching at all age levels

The Golf ADM Pathway

The pathway should be used to reference what key concepts participants should focus on as they develop and grow in their golf experience

Active Start

Boys: 0-6

Girls: 0-6

FUNdamentals

Boys: 6-9

Girls: 6-8

Learn to Play

Boys: 9-12

Girls: 8-11

Play to Improve

Boys: 12-16

Girls: 11-15

Play to Compete

Boys: 16-23

Girls: 15-21

Play to Win

Boys: 19+

Girls: 18+

Play Golf for Life

Boys: All Ages

Girls: All Ages