A worldwide TV audience running into millions is expected to tune into the three day contest between Europe and the United States at Medinah Country Club, Chicago from 28-30 September, sparking a wave of interest in the sport.
With The PGA supporting a number of exciting initiatives from the Golf Foundation’s Golf Roots project, ClubGolf in Scotland through to County Golf Partnerships as part of the England Golf Partnership, access to expert coaching has never been better.
And with The PGA’s Right Coach; Right Place; Right Time coaching vision ensuring tuition to all ability levels, it is hoped thousands of golfers will take the chance to give their game a boost with lessons from a PGA professional.
Jonathan Wright, the PGA’s coach education and development manager forEngland, commented: “The Ryder Cup is a tremendous event which does a fantastic job of raising the profile of golf.
“The skills of the players such as Rory Mcllroy, Tiger Woods and Lee Westwood which will be exhibited during the Ryder Cup, are matched by the coaching expertise of hundreds of PGA professionals and we hope many golfers take the advantage to give their games a boost by visiting their local PGA coach for tuition.
“As always an event like this generates a huge interest in golf and through a network of golf clubs and driving ranges, PGA-backed schemes such as County Golf Partnerships have made accessing coaching or getting into golf easier than ever and anyone who would like to give it a go should contact their local PGA professional.”
Many of the Ryder Cup players on both teams have been coached by PGA professionals with Rory McIlroy’s coach Michael Bannon recently leaving his position as head PGA professional at Bangor Golf Club to work full-time with the World No. 1.
To find a PGA professional log on to www.pga.info and utilise the ‘Find Your PGA Pro’ facility.
Further information on CGP initiatives is available at http://www.englandgolfpartnership.com/ while details of ClubGolf can be found at http://www.clubgolfscotland.com.