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|Q1. I have a great junior teaching programme already, why would I need Bitesize Golf?|
You gotta - Educate / entertain / engage
Learning how to play golf takes time, learning how to swing the club takes time, learning the rules, the etiquette, that's before you become proficient on the course and start entering competitions.
There's so much to nurturing and developing a young golfer from complete beginner to elite performer, let alone a whole group of them. You have to have a structure that takes them through all these phases of learning, one that keeps them engaged, excited, motivated and stimulated.
Your role as a coach is to guide the new players as far as they decide they'd like to go, it could be through the 10,000 hours right up to mastery.
Take a look at this diagram...
How do YOU coach your pupils from beginner to winner?
I have watched this year's call to summer camps and seen them advertised as 'Cheap Child - Minding' and 'Get a break from the kids'. This is all very laudable, but how many of these valuable new young players are converted to regular pupils and taken to the upper levels of the game?
In a nutshell, golf coaches simply don't have the time to sit down and write a comprehensive programme, let alone collect the text and images and get it laid down in print form. It can literally take years working in between trying to earn a living, to put together a curriculum that challenges, covers every rule and piece of etiquette and engages your pupils so they 'stay with the programme'.
As Bitesize Golf grows, it will bring together the best junior golf coaches from around the globe, sharing knowledge and forging links. The power of affiliation and association in the main think-tank for junior golf development.
So here are some of the main reasons...