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Club Catalina Hosts Community Coaching Clinic

A Community Coaching day is designed to help parents, grandparents or anyone who is interested in helping promote and coach junior golf. A community-coaching day was held recently at Club Catalina.  Nine people attended the day representing four different clubs including, Mollymook Golf Club, Shoalhaven Heads Country Club, St Georges Basin Country Club and Tura Beach Country Club.

The day started at 10am going through the basics of equipment, safety, activities, games, controlling group sizes, and all there is to know about working with children.

After a bite to eat and the group headed out on the range where Territory Manager Luke Grinham was able to explain some different drills and activities for juniors to take participate in. We always try to make it as colorful as we can which helps to make it as fun as possible, for the juniors.  Luke also showed the coaches how to teach the juniors by using some ropes and other props.

Luke was also able to watch some of the coaches try some of the activities to see how it felt to do what they will be teaching in the future. Many of the coaches that were there on Sunday did not have a lot of experience in playing the game previously; this is not a requirement to be able to teach juniors. As long as you are passionate and are able to follow some of the activities outlined in the coaching manual, that the coaches get to take home with them, and then they will be a successful coach.

The coaches then headed back inside to ask any questions or express any concerns before they took a small exam. All of the attendees passed the exam and will now be able to promote golf to juniors and teach them at their respective clubs.

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