2024 Proponent Group Summit

October 28-30, 2024 (Monday-Wednesday)

Heathrow Country Club

Lake Mary, FL (Orlando)

 

Be there for coaching’s brightest ideas including:

  • NEW BONUS LIVE LESSONS SESSION: Six of the game’s most talented teachers working with live students covering: Power production, ground-reaction forces, wedge play, training methods, student personalities and putting.
  • The keys to making a lasting swing change from one of the hottest young coaches in the game, Dr. Luke Benoit.
  • How to protect your position by building a “Culture of Improvement” that benefits both your business and your facility’s bottom line.
  • 2024 PGA National Teacher of the Year, Joe Hallett, helping you… TKTKTK.
  • The PGA Tour’s digital media guru explains how an effective email strategy is the most efficient way to manage and grow your business.
  • Outstanding presentation skills will separate you from the pack. Golf Digest Top 50 Teacher and corporate consultant Rick Sessinghaus will put more polish on your presentations.
  • How to get the salary raise or fee increase you deserve from two top coaches who know the secrets to a successful negotiation.
  • Small group roundtables with the top experts in performance training, social media, public speaking and coaching’s business value.
  • A tour of Dryvebox, the hottest mobile teaching facility ever created.
  • Great information. Great weather. Great value. Great camaraderie. Summit 2024 is where you want to be.

The Agenda

Monday, October 28

2:30-6 pm         NEW BONUS SESSION – Live Lessons

                             Six Coaches Doing What They Do Best (Heathrow Practice Range)

                             Topics include: Power, ground reaction forces, training stations, wedge play, coaching personality types and putting

                             Bill Davis, Golf Digest Top 50 Best Teachers in America

                             Monique Thoresz, Golf Digest Best in State – New York

                             Mike Bender, Golf Digest Top 5 Best Teachers in America

                             Cheryl Anderson, 2006 and 2023 LPGA National Teacher of the Year

                             Dr. Luke Benoit, Golf Digest #1 Teacher in Minnesota

                             Preston Combs, Golf Digest Best Young Teachers in America

6-8 pm                 Welcome Cocktail Party and Registration at Heathrow C.C. Presented by Bobby Jones, Sparms, Sunice, Tail and True Linkswear. Plus a special appearance from Dryvebox.

Tuesday, October 29

7-8 am                   Registration and Breakfast

8-8:30 am             Welcome and Partner Spotlight

8:30-9:30 am        How to Make a Swing Change with Dr. Luke Benoit

9:30-10:00 am      Break

10:00-11:00 am    Email Marketing Success Strategies with Preston McClellan

11:00-11:15 am     Partner Spotlight

11:15-12:15 pm     Polishing Your Presentations with Rick Sessinghaus

12:15-1 pm            Buffet lunch

1-1:55 pm              Round table session #1 (Participants in pre-assigned groups)

  • Table A: Rick Sessinghaus on Polishing Your Presentation
  • Table B: Preston McClellan on Email Marketing Success Strategies
  • Table C: Dr. Luke Benoit on How to Make a Swing Change
  • Table D: Mike Aldrich on Building Your Business Around a Culture of Improvement

    2-2:55 pm              Round table session #2 (Participants in pre-assigned groups)

    • Table A: Rick Sessinghaus on Polishing Your Presentation
    • Table B: Preston McClellan on Email Marketing Success Strategies
    • Table C: Dr. Luke Benoit on How to Make a Swing Change
    • Table D: Mike Aldrich on Building Your Business Around a Culture of Improvement

    3-6:00 pm            Business Tools, Technology and Training Aids Demo Day (Heathrow C.C. practice facilities and ballroom)

    6:00 pm                Dinner on your own or join Proponent Group’s staff at Topgolf Lake Mary

     

    Wednesday, October 30

    7-8 am                  Breakfast

    8-8:15 am             Partner Spotlight

    8:15-9:15 am       Business Value of Instruction: Measuring Your Value and Making the Case for a Raise with Renee Trudeau O’Higgins and Bob Usher

    9:15-10:15 am     Build Your Business by Building a Culture of Improvement with Mike Aldrich

    10:15-10:45 am   Break

    10:45-11:00 am   Partner Spotlight

    11:00-12:15 pm   TKTKTK with Joe Hallett, 2024 PGA National Teacher of the Year

    12:15-1 pm           Buffet lunch

    1-1:55 pm              Round table session #3 (Participants in pre-assigned groups)

    • Table A: Rick Sessinghaus on Polishing Your Presentation
    • Table B: Preston McClellan on Email Marketing Success Strategies
    • Table C: Dr. Luke Benoit on How to Make a Swing Change
    • Table D: Mike Aldrich on Building Your Business Around a Culture of Improvement

    2-2:55 pm              Round table session #4 (Participants in pre-assigned groups)

    • Table A: Rick Sessinghaus on Polishing Your Presentation
    • Table B: Preston McClellan on Email Marketing Success Strategies
    • Table C: Dr. Luke Benoit on How to Make a Swing Change
    • Table D: Mike Aldrich on Building Your Business Around a Culture of Improvement

    3 pm                      Summit Ends

    Summit Details

    Location: Heathrow Country Club is conveniently located 45 minutes from Orlando International Airport. Street address: 1200 Bridgewater Drive, Lake Mary, FL 32746.

    PGA/LPGA Education Credits:  12 hours of continuing education will be submitted to the PGA and LPGA.

    Cost:  Summit package includes five meals, ALL education sessions, demo day event with more than 20 companies participating and a participant gift for only $595 (early bird price) or $695 after Tuesday, September 3, 2024.

     

    Nearby Hotels

    There are a variety of hotel options within a 5-7 minute drive of Heathrow Country Club. We have limited room blocks at both the Hyatt Place and Home 2 Suites by Hilton as per below.

    • Hyatt Place Lake Mary/Orlando North, 1255 S. International Pkwy, Lake Mary, FL 32746. Phone 407-995-5555. This hotel is 1 mile from Heathrow Country Club. (Summit Rate $119 until room block full, BOOK HERE). Or call 1-888-492-8847 and use the Code G-PRO1.
    • Home 2 Suites by Hilton Lake Mary Orlando, 582 New Technology Blvd., Lake Mary, FL 32746. Phone 407-804-2521. This hotel is 2.4 mile from Heathrow Country Club. (Summit Rate $124 per night until room block is full).

    • Orlando Marriott Lake Mary, 1501 International Pkwy, Lake Mary, FL 32746. Phone 407-995-1100. This hotel is 1.9 miles from Heathrow Country Club.
    • Courtyard by Marriott Orlando Lake Mary/North, 135 International Pkwy, Lake Mary, FL 32746. Phone 407-444-1000. This hotel is 0.8 miles from Heathrow Country Club.
    • The Westin Lake Mary/Orlando North, 2974 International Pkwy, Lake Mary, FL 32746. Phone 407-531-3555. This hotel is 2.2 miles from Heathrow Country Club.
    • Residence Inn by Marriott Orlando Lake Mary, 825 Heathrow Park Lane, Lake Mary, FL 32746. Phone 407-995-3400. This hotel is 2 miles from Heathrow Country Club.
    • Hilton Garden Inn Orlando North/Lake Mary, 705 Currency Circle, Lake Mary, FL 32746. Phone 407-531-9900. This hotel is 1.7 miles from Heathrow Country Club.

    Local Restaurant Suggestions

    Tuesday evening dinner is on your own. Proponent’s staff will be heading to Topgolf which is a 5 minute drive from Heathrow Country Club. You are welcome to join us there or choose from many fine restaurants within a 10 minute drive from Heathrow.

    • Fishbones ($$$) 7005 County Road 46A, Lake Mary, FL 32746.
    • Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse ($$$) 80 Colonial Center Parkway, Lake Mary, FL 32746
    • F&D Prime Modern Steakhouse ($$$) 1541 International Pkwy, Lake Mary, FL 32746
    • Stonewood Grill & Tavern ($$$) 1210 International Pkwy, Heathrow, FL 32746
    • Amura Sushi and Japanese Steakhouse ($$) 950 Market Promenade Ave., Lake Mary, FL 32746
    • Chianti’s Pizza & Pasta ($$) 685 Town Center Blvd., Sanford, FL 32771
    • Don Julio’s Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar ($$) 4275 W. Lake Mary Blvd., Lake Mary, FL 32746
    • F&D Cantina ($$) 1125 Townpark Ave., Lake Mary, FL 32746
    • Four Rivers Smokehouse ($$) 1869 SR-434 West, Longwood, FL 32750
    • Terramia Ristorante Lake Mary ($$) 7025 County Road 46A, Lake Mary, FL 32746
    • The Vineyard Wine Company ($$) 1140 TownPark Ave., Ste 1260, Lake Mary, FL 32746
    • Topgolf ($$) 1010 Greenwood Blvd, Lake Mary, FL 32746

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