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Performance Camp Hits Atlantic Canada

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 September 2015 21:46 Tuesday, 08 September 2015 21:41

Performance Camp in Nova ScotiaWALLACE, Nova Scotia (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — The first of two Golf Canada Performance Camps this year was conducted on September 6–7 at the Fox Harb’r Resort in Wallace, N.S., as part of an initiative to support the growth and development of Canada’s next generation of junior golfers.

The Performance Camps, now in their fourth year, are conducted by Golf Canada in conjunction with the provincial associations to address the talent of budding athletes across the country—in this case, Atlantic Canada. Team Canada’s Lead Development Squad Coach, Robert Ratcliffe, has been at the helm of the project since the first camp was conducted in 2012.



The Els Center of Excellence Opens Its Doors to Students

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2015 22:54 Monday, 17 August 2015 22:51

Els Center for ExcellenceJUPITER, Florida — The Els for Autism Foundation, founded by PGA TOUR player Ernie Els, announced the official opening of the first two components of The Els Center of Excellence - The Lower School and The Els Center of Excellence Auditorium Building, which have been delivered on schedule.

The Center, being built in Jupiter, Fla., is set to be a game-changing resource in the field of autism; a disorder that now affects 1 in 68 children in the U.S., and has been created to serve the local, national and international autism communities.



Lisa Longball Tip - Four 'Non-negotiable' Steps To Proper Set-up

Last Updated on Friday, 31 July 2015 11:16 Friday, 31 July 2015 10:17


by Lisa ‘Longball’ Vlooswyk

Using the simple elements of aim, grip, posture and ball position you too can actually have a pretty good idea of where your golf ball should go when you set up to send it flying. Here is Lisa 'Longball' Vlooswyk's straightforward explanation of how to make that happen. - ed.
Your pre-shot routine should include these 4 aspects of the setup to improve ball striking.



GolfTEC Launches ‘June is for Juniors’ Instruction Program

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 22:20 Tuesday, 02 June 2015 22:02

GolfTEC Junior ProgramCENTENNIAL, Colorado — GolfTEC announces the “June is for Juniors” program, designed to help younger players improve performance and have more fun on the course by offering special pricing on all Game Plans and Lesson Packs throughout the month.

Golfers 18 and younger are eligible to receive 30% off the aforementioned services, which boast a 96 percent success rate. GolfTEC lessons are taught one-on-one by Certified Personal Coaches in private, indoor training bays that utilize proprietary teaching technology.

Junior players of all skills are welcome and the trained staff will help each meet their specific goals. Whether golfers are just getting started, hoping to make the team or become the next sensation, with GolfTEC they’ll have a personal coach, private lessons and access to the latest technology.



PGA of Canada and Golf Canada Launch Community Golf Coach Program

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 05:00 Wednesday, 27 May 2015 04:50

Community Golf Coach ProgramOAKVILLE, Ontario (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — The PGA of Canada, in partnership with Golf Canada and the Coaching Association of Canada, are pleased to introduce the Community Golf Coach supported by CN Future Links program, a community stream context within the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) designed strictly for junior golf volunteers.

The initiative is backed by extensive research into Canada’s volunteer training curriculums for sport across the country. Industry experts implemented the program to address the gap between PGA of Canada professionals and available volunteer support from family and friends.



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