Azerbaijan has a further 12 coaches to support the growth of golf in that country. All coaches attended and successfully passed Level 2 to become SNAG (Starting New At Golf) accredited trainers.
Commenting on the achievement Phil Jones, General Manager, said: “Our focus at Dreamland Golf Club is to introduce as many people to golf and have players enjoy our course and world class facilities here in Baku. Working with our team of instructors we continue to develop golf with innovated summer camp concepts and school tuition programs.”
Michael Sweenie PGA Head Professional speaking about golf development in Azerbaijan “We have introduced over 600 children to golf in the last few months and see this number increasing as the school term begins again soon, it’s been a great experience to work with SNAG Golf and to see our team develop their coaching skills, the international qualification they have now is a milestone achievement for the game. I am very impressed with the innovation and concepts that SNAG worldwide are now presenting which will play a pivotal role in helping to develop golf in emerging countries such as Azerbaijan. SNAG golf is incorporated in our successful Year 1 and Year 2 junior academy “future stars” programme and is helping to develop our juniors with the correct fundamentals from an early age. We are keen and excited to develop our local staff on to Level 3 and Level 4 certified instructors in the near future which will place the development of local coaching in good hands as we continue to develop the academy.
Dan Killen – International Development Manager for SNAG EMEA and India commented: “It’s been a great few days in Baku training a team of enthusiastic passionate coaches! Having 12 coaches in Azerbaijan will indeed spread the word of golf and continue to introduce many players to this great sport.”
Opening its doors to the public in 2015, Dreamland Golf Club comprises an 18-hole DYE Design championship course, golf academy with IMG Performance Studio’s, Clubhouse with associated facilities. The course forms the heart of the gated Dreamland community, which will expand to 2,100 state-of-the-art apartments, 300 villas, Sabis Sun International school.
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