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Coaching Golf Successfully eBook

Coaching Golf Successfully eBook


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    Coaching Golf Successfully is a standout resource for golf coaches and instructors. It’s specifically designed to help you build winning golf programs. You will learn how to conduct effective practice sessions, identify technical flaws more easily, and teach winning strategies. Included with the instruction are stories and examples of what has worked for other coaches across the country.

    Because of the highly technical nature of golf, great emphasis is put on teaching swing technique. The book covers subjects such as mastering contact, ball flight, and distance; focusing on the short game; improving scoring performance; and developing a pre-shot routine.

    Author Bill Madonna, who has been a PGA teaching professional for 30 years and has conducted more than 40,000 golf lessons, clearly understands the philosophy of coaching and communicating with students. He is also the founder and head of the National Association of Golf Coach Educators (NAGCE), the organization responsible for supplying general information, teaching materials, and certification for high school golf coaches.

    If you are involved in coaching or working with young golfers in any way, then this is the book for you. You will receive a greater understanding of teaching the fundamentals of golf, and you will also be able to organize better practices and manage your time and resources more effectively. The methods are so straightforward and practical that you will be able to apply them to your own team immediately.

    Table of Contents


    Part I: Coaching Foundation
    Chapter 1: Developing a Coaching Philosophy
    Chapter 2: Communicating Your Approach
    Chapter 3: Motivating Golfers
    Chapter 4: Building a School Golf Program

    Part II: Coaching Plans
    Chapter 5: Planning and Preparing for the Season
    Chapter 6: Coach Lesson Plans
    Chapter 7: Preparing for Practices

    Part III: Teaching Techniques and Tactics
    Chapter 8: Teaching by "Incremental Learning"
    Chapter 9: Putting
    Chapter 10: Chipping
    Chapter 11: Pitching
    Chapter 12: The Full Swing
    Chapter 13: Sand Play

    Part IV: Coaching Matches
    Chapter 14: Preparing for Matches
    Chapter 15: Coaching on the Course

    Part V: Coaching Evaluation
    Chapter 16: Evaluating Team Members' Performance
    Chapter 17: Evaluating Your Program

    About the Author

    Bill Madonna has been a PGA teaching professional for 30 years and is currently the director of instruction for the National Association of Golf Coaches and Educators (NAGCE), which he also founded. Madonna is a teaching consultant for the National Golf Foundation and serves as the national golf coach for Bermuda. He has also owned and operated the Bill Madonna Golf Academy since 1975.

    Madonna has earned the Teacher of the Year award and has been chosen by GOLF Magazine as one of the Top 100 Teaching Professionals in America for the last three years.

    He and his wife, Bonnie, live in Orlando, Florida.