For parents looking for quality activities and experiences during their “safe at home’’ protocol to combat Covid-19, legendary golf instructor David Leadbetter is offering free coach training to ‘‘stay at home’’ parents as part of a worldwide campaign to recruit honorary parent-coaches to join the Leadbetter Golf Academy team.
Leadbetter is one of the world’s premiere golf instructors. He was 2017 PGA Teacher of the Year and a PGA Hall of Fame Professional. Leadbetter’s students include 26 major champions and seven world number ones. He is also the author of seven golf instruction books, including best seller, “The A Swing,’’ making him the world’s top author of golf instruction books with more than 2m copies sold.
Parents who complete the two-hour education course will receive certified status as Leadbetter Kids Parent-Coaches and will receive access to specially designed games and exercises for golf at home with children. Parent-coaches will also have access to live online support from Leadbetter’s network of certified golf coaches.
“We wanted to do something to help parents who are looking for ways to entertain and educate their children,’’ Leadbetter said. “The learning doesn’t have to stop just because we don’t have access to golf courses right now. We know that with a little guidance and imagination, parents can have a huge impact on helping their children to learn golf at home.”
Leadbetter’s Parent-Coach certification has been developed as part of Leadbetter Kids – an initiative established to provide quality education to coaches on how to teach young children to play golf though sound fundamentals, fitness and life skills.
“It’s not fair to assume parents know how to teach golf at home to their children. The Leadbetter Kids Parent-Coach course will educate parents to understand the principals of teaching golf to children at home in a fun and engaging way.” Said Gavin Grenville-Wood, head of junior education for Leadbetter Golf Academy.
Parents can enroll through Golfzon Leadbetter University – Leadbetter’s online golf education platform – that provides a range of training courses to coaches and golfers alike, using new eLearning programs. To enroll parents can go to: https://university.leadbetter.com/products/the-parent-coach.
The global network of 35 Leadbetter Golf Academies spans 15 countries and includes more than 100 highly trained certified instructors, offering both in-person and online lessons. The world-class instruction and unique programming at Leadbetter Golf Academies has helped thousands of amateur golfers make improvements to their game, as well as producing multiple major champions and top players on the PGA, LPGA and European Tours.
Leadbetter Kids is an initiative to train and educate golf coaches and sports teachers on how to teach golf to young children between the ages of 3-12. The program ensures children learn sound fundamentals as well as golf specific fitness and life skills. Leadbetter Kids certified coaches have access to a network of support and curriculums for both indoors and outdoors.
Golfzon Leadbetter University is an online platform created to provide education and training to golf coaches across a range of disciplines, including technique, fitness, biomechanics, mental and juniors. Golfzon Leadbetter University also offers training courses and live online coaching to golfers.