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Workshops, Roadshows and Events

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Please find below a list of up and coming events hosted by the Wales Golf. For further information on the events and to register your place please select event.

Have you recently taken part in golf sessions across Wales with Wales Golf & The Stroke Association?

If so, we are hosting a FREE celebration event on Tuesday 13th November for all stroke survivors and friends who have taken part in the recent Stroke Associaiton & Wales Golf sessions. It will be an opportunity to share your experiences, learn more about the work both organisations do and also take part in some fun golfing activities!

Lunch will also be provided on the day along with refreshments throughout the day.

If you would like to bring a friend along to the day, please book them in.

Venue Date Time Register
Vale Resort 13/11/2018 11:00-15:00 Click Here

We are hosting a series of Wales Golf Women and Girls forums. The forums will be open to anyone who has an interest in developing Women and Girls Golf in Wales and will provide attendees with an opportunity to help shape the strategy moving forward.

Please share this event with anyone you think would like to attend.

 

Venue Date Time Register
Parc Golf Club – Newport 4/12 18:00 – 21:00 Click Here
Wrexham Golf Club 5/12 17:00 – 20:00 Click Here
Langland Bay Golf Club – Swansea 6/12 18:00 – 21:00 Click Here

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The Roadshows will cover:

  • A guide to the most significant of the changes to the rules of golf that come into effect on 1 January 2019.
  • An introduction to the World Handicap System due to come in to effect in 2020.

Please click here to view the roadshow agenda*

This event is open to club officials, or someone nominated by the club to attend these events on their behalf, and will be of particular interest to:

  • Club Secretaries/Managers.
  • Club Professionals.
  • Club Competition and Handicap Secretaries.

Is your club ready for the forthcoming changes:

  • How will you inform your members?
  • Penalty areas; how will you mark them?
  • Local rules on cards; have they been updated?
  • Code of conduct; will you put one in place?
  • Ready Golf; will you encourage this?
  • Will your club be ‘IT ready’ for World Handicapping in 2020

Contacts:

Please direct event queries to sandy.veale@walesgolf.org

For specific questions on either subject please use either rules@walesgolf.org or handicapping@walesgolf.org

For more information visit  www.walesgolf.org

*times may be subject to change depending on venue.

 

DATE VENUE BOOKING LINK
TUESDAY 23 OCTOBER: CRADOC GOLF CLUB CLOSED
WEDNESDAY 24 OCTOBER: WREXHAM GOLF CLUB CLOSED
FRIDAY 26 OCTOBER: PORTHMADOG GOLF CLUB CLOSED
TUESDAY 6 NOVEMBER: TENBY GOLF CLUB CLOSED
WEDNESDAY 7 NOVEMBER: THE GROVE GOLF CLUB CLOSED
THURSDAY 8 NOVEMBER: WHITCHURCH GOLF CLUB CLOSED
FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER: NEWPORT GOLF CLUB CLOSED

 

Please click here to access the course and find out more. You can choose any one out of the 3 options depending on your personal preference and environment you are delivering.

Training can now be renewed (every 3 years) online if you have previously attended a face to face SPC workshop. Wales Golf will accept the online refresher for funding purposes. The course costs £16 and take 1.5 hours to complete. You can enter and leave the course at your convenience and on completion you will receive your certificate via email.

PGA Professionals – 10 CPD Points

GCMA Members – 3 CDP Points

Wales Golf in association with Sports Wales and  UK Coaching has developed a three hour workshop on child/adult protection.

It has been designed to be of use to volunteers and coaches involved in the delivery of junior golf in Wales (N.B. it is worth 25 CPD points to PGA Professionals).

This workshop should help educate and remove the “scare” factor felt by some when confronted with the topic of child and adult welfare.

All participants receive a copy of Safeguarding and Protecting Children: A Guide for Sportspeople at the workshop.

Cost of Workshop – £22.50

Pennard Golf Club (SA3 2BT), Wednesday 19th September, 6-9pm to register please click here

Time to Listen is a 3 hour workshop developed by the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit and has been adapted to be specific to Golf.

The workshop is aimed at Club Welfare Officers and people who have a role within welfare at your club.

‘Time to Listen’ is additional to the Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop (SPC) and it is recommended that individuals should have attended the SPC workshop prior to attending.

What is covered?

The workshop builds on basic awareness and focuses on implementation in the club environment. It also gives individuals in a similar role the opportunity to discuss Golf specific issues, challenges and good practice in a friendly and informal environment. Plus more! (N.B. it is worth 15 cpd points to PGA Professionals).

Cost of Workshop – £22.50

 

After 20 years of supporting clubs in their search for effective collaborative governance Kevin has seen some good, some bad and some highly dysfunctional club committees.  He says, “The secret is having the staff and the members pulling in the same direction to achieve the key goals that must be secured for their club to not just survive, but to thrive. Put simply, in a well run club, the Directors Direct, the Managers Manage, and the Members Enjoy.”

In this interactive workshop, Kevin will help you turn common sense advice in to common practice including insight on the ideal committee size and structure, and the secrets to the 90-minute effective committee meeting. He points out,“ In our industry typically over 80% of a club’s gross profit comes from membership subscription income, yet few clubs I meet spend 80% of their time around the Committee table exploring how to look after their members!” He added, “Whilst clubs are much better at opening their arms to new members than they used to be,  we just haven’t learned to close those arms to keep hold of them yet, and I will share the key role members and staff have in making that happen.”

All delegates will leave with a step by step action plan for improving the effectiveness of their clubs, with a focus on membership retention.

Venue Date Cost Register
Conwy GC 29th January £30 per person Book here
Machynys GC 30th January £30 per person Book here
Radyr GC 31st January £30 per person Book here

Delivered by Albatross Digital Marketing this workshop will aim to provide clubs with an understanding of the power behind digital marketing and if used correctly can significantly enhance your business.

Venue Date Cost Register
Abergele GC 19th March 2019 £10 per person Coming Soon
Machynys GC 19th March 2019 £10 per person Coming Soon
Radyr GC 19th March 2019 £10 per person Coming Soon

A series of forums that operate at regional levels across Wales. The forum provides opportunities for PGA Professionals and any other club staff/volunteers to come together and discuss golf in their region. They provide the perfect occasion for you to share best practice, discuss current challenges and work together to improve golf in your area.

 

Our next series of REPS will be held in Autumn 2018,

 

To register your interest please contact:

North Kim Ellis
Mid & South Theo Baker

 

Venue Date Closing Date Register
 North Wales TBC – 2019 TBC – 2019 TBC
South Wales TBC – 2019 TBC – 2019 TBC

 

 

The ASQ Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Golf will provide individuals with the knowledge and competence to assist more qualified coaches, delivering aspects of golf coaching sessions, normally under direct supervision. This qualification is available to individuals with an interest in golf coaching, who wish to work alongside other qualified coaches (PGA Professionals) to provide basic technical coaching to beginner golfers.

Please complete your reservation to guarantee your place on the Coaching Certificate.

Upon registration your details will be forwarded to the PGA who will issue your application pack.

Please note you must link with a PGA Professional to complete the Coaching Certificate. Should you require assistance in linking with a PGA Professional please email here

Course Cost – £240 (paid directly to the PGA upon submission of application pack)

The course is delivered over one weekend, both Saturday and Sunday, 09:00 – 17:00.

Please note there are various funding opportunities available. For further information email here and include ‘ASQ Level 1 Coaching Certificate’ in the subject field.  

Please note that dates for 2019 courses will confirmed ASAP. If you would like to register your interest in one of these courses, please email here

Level 2 Inclusive Coaching

Course Introduction

The aim of this workshop is to extend delegates’ knowledge and skills for coaching golf to disabled participants. Critically, by equipping them with a better understanding of the specifics of visual impairments, hearing impairments, mental health issues, special educational needs and learning disabilities. This workshop also aims to provide PGA Professionals with an opportunity to have technical coaching discussions with their peers, in relation to coaching golf to physically impaired participants, via a video analysis session. It looks to reinforce the inclusive message of the previous workshop (Inclusive Golf Coaching 1), but aims to help coaches provide more inclusive sessions by aiding coaches impairment specific understanding.

 

Course Objectives

Workshop learning outcomes: By the end of the workshop, delegates will:

  • recognise and share best practice
  • understand more about specific impairments and crucially be able to interpret what this information may mean in a golf coaching context
  • be confident to deliver a more inclusive golf coaching session through their extended impairment specific knowledge
  • understand that every disabled person is an individual and it is critical that their developed impairment specific understanding still allows them to see the person before the disability
  • know where to go for further impairment specific information

 

Minimum Registration Requirements

Workshop requirements: This workshop can only be accessed by PGA Professionals who have previously attended an Inclusive Golf Coaching 1 workshop. Delegates should ideally be engaged in coaching golf to disabled people.

Venue Date Time Cost Register
Vale 08/05/2019 0900 – 1500 £42 Click here

 

 

 

Level 1

We currently do not have any Level 1 courses planned but if you would like to register your interest for future courses, please click here: 

 

The workshop aims to extend delegates’ knowledge and skills when coaching golf to disabled participants. This workshop aims to equip PGA Professionals and volunteers with the knowledge and confidence to support disabled people of all abilities in any coaching environment through an introduction to inclusivity. The workshop also aims to give PGA Professionals and volunteers an opportunity to put theory into practice during the practical coaching session delivered to disabled people as part of the workshop.

Venue Date Time Cost Register
TBC TBC 0900 – 1500 £42 TBC

 

 

If you have any queries or questions about the course or bookings please email here or contact cpd@pga.org.uk

Date Venue Booking Link
15th & 16th January Bangor St Deiniol BOOK NOW
23rd & 24th January The Celtic Manor Resort BOOK NOW