Running Golf Coaching Sessions

Study Time

8 hours approximately

Time Limit

6 months



Start Date

Any time


Jonathan Shipstone & Neil Plimmer


£80 +VAT
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This course looks at the practicalities of setting up and running golf coaching sessions for children. There are three modules.

A games-based approach to coaching children golf is described and explained in the first module. To give coaches who are keen to adopt this approach, the module suggests seven guiding questions to help coaches set up appropriate games for coaching sessions which are enjoyable and engaging as well as being valuable in terms of learning.

Module 2 looks at golf course play. It provides a framework which coaches can use to analyse and assess the value and suitability of the golf course playing experiences they are giving children, whether it be when building child-sized golf courses in school hall or on a field or when going out to play on a ‘real’ golf course.

In module 3, a coaching session is described from start to finish from the point of view of the coach. It includes the coach’s thoughts as well as his actions as he prepares, delivers, and reflects upon the session.


Module 1 – Using Games

1. The best way to coach young children
2. What is a games based approach?
3. How to set up effective games
4. Example of games

Module 2 – Playing Golf

1. The game of golf
2. Five guiding questions for golf course play
3. Playing on a real golf course
4. Playing on a child sized golf course

Module 3 – Running a Session

1. Preparation
2. The start of the session
3. Introducing the games and activities
4. During the session
5. The end of the session

Completing the Course

Delegates must complete all units of the course, which include a number of self-marked “stop & think” exercises and a tutor-marked end-of-course assignment, to be awarded the “Promote Golf Module in Running Golf Coaching Sessions”.

Certificate Qualification

This course also counts towards the “The Children's Golf Coach” Certificate course.

PGA Members

On completion/participation of this course, PGA Professionals will be provided with valid supporting evidence and information from us so that it can be added as a structured formal learning opportunity on their CPD records.

What graduates say...

Wojciech Wasniewski

"Very useful, practical tips on how to run junior coaching sessions that are appropriate for children."

Steve Hopper

"Loads to learn, which I love to be honest. Challenging and well presented. Feel like an old dog learning new tricks. Found this very satisfying"

Andy Little

"Very good for coaches who haven't had much experience before."

Adam Hawkins

"Very good - it's always good to learn new things."


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