Junior Development

Competitive Junior Training - Panel Discussion

This is a must watch discussion on the nuances of training competitive juniors that delves into a variety of related topics. This all-star panel includes US Kids Golf's Kellie Edelblut, 3-time Northeast New York PGA Section Teacher of the Year Anders Mattson and 2023 PGA of America National Teacher of the Year Kevin Weeks.

Are Your Juniors Ready for Big Time College Golf? - Panel Discussion

Truly an instant classic panel discussion that could have gone on for many more hours. Three of the biggest coaches in the NCAA provide numerous candid answers about what they look for in junior recruits and the topsy-turvy state of the college game in the age of transfer portals and NIL deals. If you coach juniors, this is an absolute must watch with Auburn's Nick Clinard: University of Florida's JC Deacon (2023 National Champions) and Wake Forest's Kim Lewellen (2023 National Champions).

How to Create a Golfer - Ryan Dailey and Matt Reagan

The co-founders of Operation 36, Ryan Dailey and Matt Reagan, present the results of their 10-plus years studying how a golfer is born into the game and then retained to become a golfer for life. For anyone who coaches beginners you must understand these principles of creation and retainment that allow someone to get into the game and become a golfer for life. No-one understands this better than these two Proponent Group members. Recorded at the 2022 PGA Show in Orlando.

How I Develop Competitive Golfers

Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher, Joey Wuetemberger, has coached multiple USGA champions, NCAA champions and professional tour winners. He operates one of the top competitive junior coaching programs in the country out of his headquarters in Arlington, Texas. In this presentation from Summit '23 he shares his methods for developing competitive players.

USGA's National Team Program Plans

The USGA's Managing Director Player Relations and Development, Heather Daly-Donofrio, shares with our coaches the goals and opportunities the new National Team Program will be striving for as the program ramps up over the next few years. Dr. Beth Brown, the USGA's Senior Player Development Advisor, joins Heather for this presentation at Proponent Group Summit '23.

Henry Brunton - Managing the Expectation of Parents

PGA of Canada Master Professional and Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher Henry Brunton educates us on the challenge of managing parents' expectations. Sitting down with parents and learning more about what they want for their children BEFORE instruction begins makes for a great first step.

PG Live - Heather Daly-Donofrio Episode 031

The USGA's Heather Daly-Donofrio, a former 2-time LPGA tour winner and former LPGA executive, is our guest. The theme of the evening is “Launching Team USA” and Heather, who spearheads the $40 million program, shares the inside story on developing a USA National Team for golf—including how America’s top coaches can become involved.

How I Engage and Train Junior Golfers - David Ogrin

PGA Tour winner David Ogrin has developed into one of the game's top teachers and recently purchased a driving range near San Antonio. His facility has quickly become the "go to" place for the areas juniors to learn the game and many of his juniors are winning competitions all over Texas. Here David explains how he engages new juniors in the game and how he is using his wisdom from 20 seasons on the PGA Tour to develop competitive juniors. Recorded at the 2022 PGA Show in Orlando.

PG Live - Kate Tempesta Episode 024

Kate Tempesta is the founder of Urban Golf Academy and also Birdie Basics. She is a renowned expert on early childhood golf development and a favorite presenter on the subject throughout the coaching industry. Her simple goal: "Creating an empowering, child centric, playful learning environment and watching children shine." This episode is titled An Educator's View of Coaching Junior Golfers and Kate delivers a variety of tips and key to success when teaching the youngest among us how to play golf. Recorded 2-22-22.

PG Live - Matt Reagan Episode 001

Matt Reagan joins host Lorin Anderson in our very first Proponent Group Live to discuss "How to Create Lifelong Golfers." Matt is co-founder of Operation 36, one of the most successful new golfer training programs ever to hit the golf industry. Matt shares his unique insights into the process necessary to take someone from their first visit to a driving range to becoming a golfer for life. It's a tricky process that most golf coaches don't fully understand or appreciate. Episode recorded on 11-17-20

Junior Panel Discussion - Trillium Sellers, host, with Cheryl Anderson, James Leitz, Kevin Smeltz and Dan Carraher

This all-star panel of Trillium Sellers, host, with Cheryl Anderson, James Leitz, Kevin Smeltz and Dan Carraher talk everything junior golf from assessments, to testing, to tracking progress, handling parents, taking instruction beyond the swing, setting realistic goals and much more.

Nicole Weller - Teaching the Youngest Golfer - 1

Taking on the task of teaching the youngest golfers can seem daunting and too difficult to successfully manage. Watch one of the best in the business use her proven techniques and passion to engage the youngest golfers.

Nicole Weller - Teaching the Youngest Golfer - 2

Taking on the task of teaching the youngest golfers can seem daunting and too difficult to successfully manage. Watch one of the best in the business use her proven techniques and passion to engage the youngest golfers.

Nicole Weller - Teaching the Youngest Golfer - 3

Taking on the task of teaching the youngest golfers can seem daunting and too difficult to successfully manage. Watch one of the best in the business use her proven techniques and passion to engage the youngest golfers.

Nicole Weller - Teaching the Youngest Golfer - 4

Taking on the task of teaching the youngest golfers can seem daunting and too difficult to successfully manage. Watch one of the best in the business use her proven techniques and passion to engage the youngest golfers.

Kate Tempesta - Birdie Basics - 1

Kate Tempesta is blazing a new trail with her passion for golf and early childhood development. Her Birdie Basics help make the introduction to the game in any environment (even the urban environment of Manhattan) a perfect combination.

Kate Tempesta - Birdie Basics - 2

Kate Tempesta is blazing a new trail with her passion for golf and early childhood development. Her Birdie Basics help make the introduction to the game in any environment (even the urban environment of Manhattan) a perfect combination.

Kate Tempesta - Birdie Basics - 3

Kate Tempesta is blazing a new trail with her passion for golf and early childhood development. Her Birdie Basics help make the introduction to the game in any environment (even the urban environment of Manhattan) a perfect combination.

Kate Tempesta - Birdie Basics - 4

Kate Tempesta is blazing a new trail with her passion for golf and early childhood development. Her Birdie Basics help make the introduction to the game in any environment (even the urban environment of Manhattan) a perfect combination.

Kate Tempesta - Birdie Basics - 5

Kate Tempesta is blazing a new trail with her passion for golf and early childhood development. Her Birdie Basics help make the introduction to the game in any environment (even the urban environment of Manhattan) a perfect combination.

Cameron McCormick - The Journey to High Performance, Part I

For anyone who works with competitive players, this is a must watch presentation by Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher Cameron McCormick, coach to many elite players including Jordan Spieth. McCormick takes our members through the nuances of his coaching methods that have been proven extremely effective. Recorded during the 2014 Proponent Group Summit.

Cameron McCormick - The Journey to High Performance, Part II

For anyone who works with competitive players, this is a must watch presentation by Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher Cameron McCormick, coach to many elite players including Jordan Spieth. McCormick takes our members through the nuances of his coaching methods that have been proven extremely effective. Recorded during the 2014 Proponent Group Summit.

Cameron McCormick - The Journey to High Performance, Part III

For anyone who works with competitive players, this is a must watch presentation by Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher Cameron McCormick, coach to many elite players including Jordan Spieth. McCormick takes our members through the nuances of his coaching methods that have been proven extremely effective. Recorded during the 2014 Proponent Group Summit.

John Bryan and John Godwin - The Importance of Club Fitting in Junior Golfers' Swing Development (Part I)

John Bryan and John Godwin of U.S. Kids Golf present on the topic of properly fitting junior golfers for their equipment. This presentation was recorded at the 2014 PGA Show.

John Bryan and John Godwin - The Importance of Club Fitting in Junior Golfers' Swing Development (Part II)

Henry Brunton - The New Competitive Golfer (Part 1)

Henry Brunton, one of the game's finest junior coaches, discusses the keys to working effectively with the 9-13 year old age group.

Henry Brunton - The New Competitive Golfer (Part 2)

Henry Brunton, one of the game's finest junior coaches, discusses the keys to working effectively with the 9-13 year old age group.

Patricia Donnelly, PhD. and Nicole Weller - Going Live: Golf Education for Ages 2 to 5, Part I

Patricia Donnelly, PhD. and Nicole Weller, Teaching Professional at The Landings Club in Savannah, GA have both spent decades studying early childhood development with Donnelly having done some of the seminal research on early childhood athletic skill development. This presentation takes you through a variety of issues you must understand to effectively teach the very youngest of golfers.

Patricia Donnelly, PhD. and Nicole Weller - Going Live: Golf Education for Ages 2 to 5, Part II

Patricia Donnelly, PhD. and Nicole Weller, Teaching Professional at The Landings Club in Savannah, GA have both spent decades studying early childhood development with Donnelly having done some of the seminal research on early childhood athletic skill development. This presentation takes you through a variety of issues you must understand to effectively teach the very youngest of golfers.

Brendon Elliott, Kate Tempesta and Nicole Weller - The Power of 6 & Under

Three of the nation's top teachers to the youngest of golfers present on the keys to being successful with this age group that has often been forgotten by the golf industry, but is catered to by many other sports. The future growth of golf depends on learning how to effectively bring these children into the game.

Iain Highfield - What A Junior Golfer Needs to Evolve as a Player and Person, Part I

Iain Highfield of Bishops Gate Golf Academy near Orlando is an innovator in training competitive juniors to perform under pressure. In this presentation he shares many of his unique training methods with our members.

Iain Highfield - What a Junior Golfer Needs to Evolve as a Player and Person, Part II

Iain Highfield of Bishops Gate Golf Academy near Orlando is an innovator in training competitive juniors to perform under pressure. In this presentation he shares many of his unique training methods with our members.

Mic Potter - Succeeding in Collegiate Golf: How to Help Competitive Juniors Prepare for the Next Level (Part I)

NOTE: Sound is missing for first three minutes. Mic Potter is arguably the top womens' college coach in the country having taken his U. of Alabama team to the NCAA Championship title in 2012. More than 15 of his former players have gone on to careers on the LPGA Tour. This presentation was recorded at the 2014 PGA Show.

Mic Potter - Succeeding in Collegiate Golf: How to Help Competitive Juniors Prepare for the Next Level (Part II)

Mic Potter - Succeeding in Collegiate Golf: How to Help Competitive Juniors Prepare for the Next Level (Part III)

Mic Potter - Succeeding in Collegiate Golf: How to Help Competitive Juniors Prepare for the Next Level (Part IV)

Kate Tempesta - How I Teach Very Young Golfers - Part I

Kate Tempesta, owner of Birdie Basics, give a masterclass in how to teach very young golfers (ages 4-6) in an amazing display with four children she had never met before. If you work with young juniors, you MUST watch this presentation.

Kate Tempesta - How I Teach Very Young Golfers - Part II

Kate Tempesta, owner of Birdie Basics, give a masterclass in how to teach very young golfers (ages 4-6) in an amazing display with four children she had never met before. If you work with young juniors, you MUST watch this presentation.

J.C. Deacon and Mark Leon - College Golf and Beyond

The coaching team from the University of Florida Gators of J.C. Deacon and Mark Leon highlight what it takes to be recruited and play for a perennial powerhouse golf school. In addition they share what it takes to succeed while on campus and potentially beyond.

Jacob Davidson - Junior Golf and Club Companies: What You Need to Know

Golf companies are currently spending $5 million a year in competitive amateur promotion with budgets increasing every year. Running the Callaway Elite Junior Program within the Pro Tour Department gives Jacob Davidson unique insight into what you need to know when it comes to getting your elite juniors free product or discounts. Build stronger relationships with your juniors and parents by helping get the best equipment at the lowest possible cost.

Brendan Ryan, Dan Carraher and David Grecic - College Golf: By the Numbers

During their 2018 PGA Show presentation you"ll hear about the data, science, skills, statistics and self-efficacy required to be good enough to play college golf. Brendan, a college coach and placement consultant, David, the researcher and self-efficacy expert, and Daniel, the tour player coach, all share their insights as to what it takes to play college golf.