The Golf Trade Show 2015, Europe’s largest golf retail and education event, has, for the first time, announced two headline speakers for the Teaching and Coaching Conference.
Delegates attending the show finale, staged at the Harrogate International Centre on 8 October, will be able to hear from PGA Master Professional and Golf Channel star, Martin Hall and co-founder of the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), Dr Greg Rose.
Martin Hall is a renowned teaching professional and has hosted the US Golf Channel’s popular instruction programme ‘School of Golf’ since 2011, while working with golfers at all levels of the game, from major winners and tour players, to juniors and club level players. A PGA Professional since 1975, he is regularly named among the game’s top teachers and has been described by Jack Nicklaus as: “a great teacher with a wonderful reputation who has helped countless golfers of all ability levels become better players.”
Martin will host two sessions at the conference, with the first providing an insight into how best to fix some of the most common faults he has seen club golfers make. The second session will focus on how he uses various pieces of teaching technology, such as launch monitors, highlighting how professionals can best use it when they are teaching and coaching for maximum impact.
Commenting on his attendance at the Golf Trade Show 2015, Martin Hall said: “Throughout my career I have been fortunate to have worked with some of golf’s greatest players like Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson and to have learned from many of the best teachers in the game like Bob Toski, Jim Flick and Chuck Cook.
“I have been working at the Golf Channel for a number of years where we’ve spent a significant amount of time sharing insights designed to help the average golfer and I’m looking forward to sharing things I’ve learned over the years with the Golf Trade Show Professionals and to tell a few stories as well.”
Alongside Martin Hall, Dr. Greg Rose, a board certified Doctor of Chiropractic and co-founder of the TPI, the world’s leading educational organisation dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing, will also be hosting two sessions at the conference.
Greg’s first session will look closely at the link between the golfer’s body and their golf swing, and provide insights into how Professionals can coach around various physical limitations. In the second, he will share some of the latest research on unlocking more power in the golf swing and identifying ways in which this can be applied to golfers of all abilities.
David Colclough, PGA Head of Member Education, said: “Over the last five years, the Golf Trade Show has firmly established itself as the key event for PGA Professionals. The aim this year was to ensure PGA Professionals attending the event will leave with more ideas that they can implement into their own teaching and coaching practice, to help golfers hit it further, straighter and more consistently.
“Both Martin and Greg have enjoyed hugely successful careers, working with all levels of golfer and frequently face the same challenges that a PGA Professional would typically come across at their club or range. Delegates attending the Teaching and Coaching Conference will gain a wealth of knowledge that they can put into practice immediately.”
Staged on the final day of the Golf Trade Show 2015, the Teaching and Coaching Conference is open to PGA Professionals from across the globe and provides an ideal opportunity to learn about various teaching techniques as well as how best to make coaching more profitable.
The Golf Trade Show takes place from 6-8 October and PGA Professionals wishing to attend the Teaching and Coaching Conference should register as soon as possible as places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, with tickets costing £25 each.
The Golf Trade Show 2015 www.golftradeshow.co.uk
Dr Greg Rose www.mytpi.com/certification/instructors/greg