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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.



Lisa Longball Tip: How to Look Like a Pro…Even if You Don’t Shoot Like One

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 April 2015 20:11 Sunday, 19 April 2015 14:14


(Lisa ‘Longball’ Vlooswyk/iG) — Have you ever played golf with a client, teed it up in a Corporate or Charity golf tournament, been paired up with strangers or been invited to a friend’s course to play golf?  
If you answered yes, there are a few things you can do to look like a pro, even if you don’t shoot in the 70’s.



Mark Immelman, Brother of 2008 Masters Champion Trevor Immelman, Launches Golf Academy

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 April 2015 05:36 Sunday, 12 April 2015 05:28

altCOLUMBUS, Georgia — Mark Immelman and Brookstone School have joined together to launch the Mark Immelman Golf Academy providing superior golf coaching and an extraordinary college preparatory education for players looking to reach their ultimate potential or the professional rank. The Academy is tailored to developing well-rounded student athletes in the classroom and on the course. “I am extremely excited to open this Academy,” says Immelman. “For golfers who love the game, love working hard, and love challenges, we can promise a great experience on and off the course.”



Improving Your Posture

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 March 2015 08:35 Thursday, 05 March 2015 08:05

altGarett Jenkinson

Great golf swings have great posture that is maintained throughout the swing. Many people lose their posture too early. Try this drill to see if you can hold your posture through impact.



Video: Adam Svensson Hits A Draw And A Fade From Same Set Up

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 January 2015 18:29 Thursday, 01 January 2015 17:22


Surrey, B.C.’s Adam Svensson is currently ranked number 2 in Golf Canada’s ranking of top amateur golfers, is a member of Golf Canada’s National Team and put together an impressive and consistent championship record in 2014. 
Svensson, who was also recently named as a nominee for the Sport BC Male Athlete of the Year Award, is one of coach Rob Houlding’s star pupils at Houlding’s teaching facility out in Surrey. 
Recently in a tune-up session at Houlding’s Golf Academy the two put together a recording of how Svensson could hit either a fade or a draw from virtually the same set up, changing only his alignment by a ball width or so.



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