Putting is a fundamental aspect of every player’s golf game. Putting correctly can subtract strokes from your score, give you confidence on the greens, and provide a foundation on which to build your game.
Coaching Golf Successfully is a standout resource for golf coaches and instructors. It’s specifically designed to help you build winning golf programs. You will learn how to conduct effective practice sessions, identify technical flaws more easily, and teach winning strategies. Included with the instruction are stories and examples of what has worked for other coaches across the country.
Because of the highly technical nature of golf, great emphasis is put on teaching swing technique. The book covers subjects such as mastering contact, ball flight, and distance; focusing on the short game; improving scoring performance; and developing a pre-shot routine.
Author Bill Madonna, who has been a PGA teaching professional for 30 years and has conducted more than 40,000 golf lessons, clearly understands the philosophy of coaching and communicating with students. He is also the founder and head of the National Association of Golf Coach Educators (NAGCE), the organization responsible for supplying general information, teaching materials, and certification for high school golf coaches.
If you are involved in coaching or working with young golfers in any way, then this is the book for you. You will receive a greater understanding of teaching the fundamentals of golf, and you will also be able to organize better practices and manage your time and resources more effectively. The methods are so straightforward and practical that you will be able to apply them to your own team immediately.
Part 1 - Coaching Foundation
Chapter 1. Developing a Coaching Philosophy
Chapter 2. Communicating Your Approach
Chapter 3. Motivating Golfers
Chapter 4. Building a School Golf Program
Part II - Coaching Plans
Chapter 5. Planning and Preparing for the Season
Chapter 6. Coach Lesson Plans
Chapter 7. Preparing for Practices
Part III - Teaching Techniques and Tactics
Chapter 8. Teaching by "Incremental Learning"
Chapter 9. Putting
Chapter 10. Chipping
Chapter 11. Pitching
Chapter 12. The Full Swing
Chapter 13. Sand Play
Part IV - Coaching Matches
Chapter 14. Preparing for Matches
Chapter 15. Coaching on the Course
Part V - Coaching Evaluation
Chapter 16. Evaluating Team Members' Performance
Chapter 17. Evaluating Your Program
Bill Madonna has been a PGA teaching professional for 30 years and is currently the director of instruction for the National Association of Golf Coaches and Educators (NAGCE), which he also founded. Madonna is a teaching consultant for the National Golf Foundation and serves as the national golf coach for Bermuda. He has also owned and operated the Bill Madonna Golf Academy since 1975.
Madonna has earned the Teacher of the Year award and has been chosen by GOLF Magazine as one of the Top 100 Teaching Professionals in America for the last three years.
He and his wife, Bonnie, live in Orlando, Florida.