DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., May 23, 2016 – The Ladies Professional Golf Association announced today that The Coach Learning Group (TCLG) will become an Approved Corporate Partner for the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) Membership. TCLG will provide research based coach education programs as continuing education opportunities for LPGA T&CP members.
“We are pleased to partner with The Coach Learning Group. It is so important to offer our LPGA Teaching Professionals additional resources to help us all become even better teachers and coaches,” said Deb Vangellow, LPGA T&CP National President. “Their curriculum will provide valuable information in the areas of communication and motivation, essential components for skilled and successful coaches.”
LPGA professionals are uniquely trained to teach the game of golf through a holistic approach to learning golf and performing on the golf course. This people-centered approach emphasizes the communication skills that allow the teacher/coach to develop relationships built on respect and relevance. The heart of the LPGA curriculum for its members is the LPGA Integrated Performance System. This framework for the teacher and golfer addresses the physical characteristics of the golfer, their motivation and goals for their game, their equipment and motor learning and control concepts.
The Coach Learning Group (TCLG) was established in the USA in 2015. TCLG provides Governing Bodies, sports training organizations, coaching providers and coaches with access to learning and support to develop coaching expertise.
TCLG uses research and current best practice to create cutting edge, innovative and tailored coach education programs. The programs are designed and delivered by co-directors Sue Shapcott and Sarah McQuade.
“The Coach Learning Group (TCLG) and LPGA T&CP share a similar approach to coach education,” said Sue Shapcott. “We understand that although technique is important, good coaching requires more than analyzing the X’s and O’s. TCLG and LPGA T&CP are both committed to developing evidence-based, how-to-coach skills within coach education programming. By drawing on social science, coaches can learn to be more effective communicators and motivators -- key skills for any successful coach.”