Munich is going to become a top golf destination later this year. From 29th September until 1st October the PGA of Germany is inviting golf pros to the 7th PGAs of Europe Teaching & Coaching Conference. More than 1,000 golf professionals from throughout the world are expected. The TCC is followed by Golf Europe 2005, the International Trade Fair for Golf, which will take place in Halls B4 to B6 of the New Munich Trade Fair Centre from 2nd to 4th October.
Ticket sales for the TCC are selling well. After all, 12 top-rate speakers have already been announced, including distinguished experts of the golf world such as teaching guru David Leadbetter and the current coach of Tiger Woods, Hank Haney. Dr. Paul Schempp will open the series of talks and speak about “Becoming an Expert Golf Instructor and Coach.” Then Dr. Ralph Mann will deal with “The Role of Research in Golf Instruction” and specifically explain the application of research results in short games. Two putting specialists will then end the afternoon of the first day. Dr. Christian Marquardt observed the successful putting strategies of players on the European Tour and will explain the results of his analysis. He will be followed by Geoff Mangum, who will present his “Brainbased Model for Putting.”
“We want to provide the participants of this 7th PGAs of Europe Teaching & Coaching Conference with very many practical tips for daily work on the driving range,” TCC organizer Ines Halmburger explained. The second day will start with David Leadbetter, who will present the “Full Swing Concepts.” Leadbetter has worked with the best professionals in the world for many years and revolutionized golf with his theories and teaching methods.
Following Mr. Leadbetter’s talk, Hank Haney, Randy Smith and Scott Cranfield will explain their very different teaching methods and then demonstrate them live on the stage in the afternoon. Haney and Cranfield were among the most popular speakers at TCC 2003, in spite of completely different teaching strategies. Together with Randy Smith, they will also conduct the complete afternoon program with two live teaching sessions and answer participant questions. In a most striking difference to the last TCC; breaks between the talks will provide time for discussions and exchanging ideas both with colleagues and the speakers.
On 1st October. Fanny Sunesson, Nick Faldo’s caddie for many years, will open the last day and provide insights into “Tactical Aspects in Golf.” After that Dr. Stefan Sievers will deal with “The correlation between swing problems and orthopaedical syndromes.” He will explain how teachers can deal with the physical problems of their students, or how teachers can decide from certain swing patterns whether difficulties are due to faulty technique or physical limitations.
Beverly Lewis then speaks about the special aspects of women’s golf in her talk “Golf from the Red Tees.” Frank Thomas, the most popular speaker at the last TCC will close the series of talks.”The Future of Golf: Using Technology to Improve the Performance of the Average Golfer” is his topic.
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