Thesis The exploration and research of teaching golf along with the other main factors of professional golf management as a career, a business, and lifestyle that influences people beyond the sport.
Teaching Pro Interview Chris Twombly Chris Twobly
Learning the Game Golf Course Terminology Familiarization of the golf language. Rules to get you going Obtaining the basic rules of the game. Golf Etiquette Following the “unwritten rules of the game” Keeping Score Keep up with your stroke count Know how to add penalty strokes Blumer, Rob, and Rex Chaney, Ph.D
Terminology Equipment Clubs Woods, Irons, Wedge, Putter The number scale clubs are ordered in. Terrain Terminology The par of the hole The parts of a hole Blumer, Rob, and Rex Chaney, Ph.D
General Rules of the Game Many extensive rules and regulations The best way to learn is to play! Teeing off and Fairway rules Hazards Putting Green Rules Out of Bounds and Penalty Strokes USGA.com
Etiquette The unwritten rules of the game Practice Swings and Honors Pace of play It is important to keep a fast steady pace Average round time (foursome) 4 hours to 4 hours 15 minutes (Brent Kelly, Golf Guide) Repair of divots and damage on greens Proper Clothes and Behavior Blumer, Rob, and Rex Chaney, Ph.D
Basic Swing Setup The Setup Positioning your body for the set up. A natural athletic stance is key The Grip One of the most important aspects to be successful. Eyes on the Prize Eyes should always be on the ball Blakemore, Mark
The Grip The only part of your body that is in contact with the club. Types of Grips Ten Finger Grip Interlocking Grip Overlapping Grip “You cannot develop a good swing without a good grip” (Suittie 35) Volunteer to establish a grip…
How To Grip a Club Four steps to a proper grip. 45 degree angle with right hand “Shake hands with the club” Stand with hanging arms Establish a good grip pressure
Basic Swing Motion Start with your setup and correct grip No two swings are the same Back swing Low and slow Down swing Should be a swift synchronized motion Follow through Follow through toward target and release the power Suttie, Jim
Teeing off The raised ball Hitting Up Ball Position (driver) Weight Transference Blumer, Rob, and Rex Chaney, Ph.D.
Improving Accuracy Common accuracy improvement areas Swing Inside-out Results in a slice Swing Outside-in Results in a hook Open club face Closed club face Anderson, Todd
Swinging with Power Built off of basic swing mechanics Keys to power Balance Muscle Coil Turning Speed Woods, Tiger
Playing your irons The difference it clubs Each iron has a degree increase of 3-4 degrees Ball position One for a driver, many for irons The trap concept How to take advantage of the swing’s low point Blumer, Rob, and Rex Chaney, Ph.D.
Chipping and Pitching The short game is the scoring zone Professionals focus a lot of time on bettering their “scoring” New set of rules Carry Club usage Stance Ball position The secrete to good pitches. www.golfdigest.com
Playing from bunkers Short shot, but extremely difficult Can not ground the club The keys to playing good bunker shots Solid base Feet dug into the sand for support Open face Use of the bounce of the club A intentional outside-in swing
Putting Majority of strokes are taken on the green Many different putting styles What a putting stroke should contain A good read of the green A pre shot routine Controlled speed Controlled direction Blumer, Rob, and Rex Chaney, Ph.D.
Mental Coaching Large Mental Game Its all in your head Visualization “See each shot” Positive Thoughts Golfdigest.com
Strength Training and Stretching Added Distance Loosens Muscles Stretching promotes a fluid and full swing Prevents injuries www.mayoclinic.com
Types of Tournament Professional Tournaments PGA LPGA Nationwide Tour Charity Tournaments Pro-am Celebrity-am Fundraising Private Tournaments Profit Makers Promotional events http://www.pgatour.com/r/schedule/
Professional Tournaments Held on the PGA circuit Qualified tour members compete only The Professional Golfers Association Board of Directors On Site Directors Course superintendent PGA rules official representative www.pga.com
Charity Tournaments Golf tournaments that rises funds for good causes Fundraisers first Contributing Factors Charity events positively influence society http://www.docstoc.com
Charity Golf Events/Society The First Tee 100 nationwide facilities 3.5 MILLION! “The First Tee, an initiative of the World Golf Foundation, has as its mission To impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character-development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf” (Ms. Ellen Alemany, Chef Executive Officer)
Private Tournaments Privately planned and operated High income event Golf tournament generally produce high income Popularity Extremely popular events Industries developed around privately hosted events www.greatgolfevents.com
Necessary Staff Host Face or cause of a tournament Chairperson Sets goals for the tournament Budget Course Superintendent On site management Planning Director Organization and planning
Necessary Staff Marketing Director Advertising Rules Official Governs play Regular Golf Course staff Provide serviced needed to conduct the tournament Long hours http://www.usga.org
Planning Planning is essential part of any tournament Key to a smoothly ran tournament Organization Goals Staff Attendees Budget Golf Tournament Planning Resources
Finance Sponsors provide a large amount of finance Necessary fund for exposure Budget Any tournament effort will bust without a budget Volunteers Free help!! bpinc.site.aplus.net/GTPlanner05.pdf?mscssid=
Sponsors How to attract sponsors Meetings and proposals How to land sponsors Solid plans Proper execution How to represent sponsors On site representation Proper name exposure
Hospitality Please the people Pre Round Orientation Represent the cause Explain Format of play and rules Give-a-ways Awards Ceremony Conclusion Winner Recognition www.worldgolfgroup.com
Marketing Get the name and info out! Make it available to possible attendees Advertising the tournament Make it seem appealing and fun Demographic Identify your target and advertise accordingly http://www.smallbizu.org/m101/index.htm
Application Three Part Application Created a golf course business plan Long-term lessons Instructional Guide
Mock Golf Course Business Plan Tampa Golf Club
Long Term Lessons December 15th – April 17th 13 Lessons Bill Greco Physically Limited
Main Focus Short Irons Chipping Putting Driving
Challanges Student Physical Limitation Patience, patience, patience Slow Pace
Triumphs Working around road blocks Consistency Genuinely Impressed New Love of the Game
Results Distance 10-12 years increase Overwhelming Increases in accuracy Consistency increase Revamped Putting Stroke
Conclusion This experience was defiantly a challenge to overcome with so many new aspects and concepts, however the game, career, industry, and lifestyle that golf is has still yet to overcome. This sport that is so much more then a sport to me and hopefully you as well has a endless list of possibilities. I can only hope that this end less list will have more opportunities to overcome challenges like this one.
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