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The CPG Podcast - Togetherness, Collaboration & Development

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The CPG Podcast brings the latest features, news and in-depth interviews from the world of professional golf, PGAs and PGA Professionals.

The CPG is an association of 32 National PGAs with a collective membership in excess of 12,550 golf professionals and is committed to the advancement of golf, golfers and the golf profession across Europe.

The Confederation is also a partner in Ryder Cup Europe as the sole member of the Ryder Cup European Development Trust, and is widely acknowledged as a lead body in the delivery of golf development expertise.
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In this Masters special Podcast episode, PGA Professionals and coaches to elite-level tour professionals including Holland's Joost Luiten, Phil Allen and Rob Mouwen, discuss sub-air and complex green systems; cross-seeding the fairways of Augusta; trying to break 100 at The Masters and not being allowed behind the ropes on the driving range.
Honorary President of the Confederation of Professional Golf [CPG], Pascal Grizot, former Chief Executive of the PGA of GB&I, Sandy Jones, and former Executive Director of the European Tour, Ken Schofield, join CPG Chief Executive Ian Randell in this special edition 'Masters Memories' CPG podcast episode, as they preview the 2020 Masters Tournament at Augusta National. Seve Ballesteros, French wine, tales from the clubhouse lawn and Pascal's attempts to avoid George O'Grady are key highlights, in what is a truly epic CPG Podcast episode.
Todd Keirstead is one of the world's best golf entertainers in the game, starring on various golf shows including the Golf Channel, CTV Sports Plays of the Year, and has also featured on ESPN, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, TSN and TMZ.    Whilst performing for United States military veterans, Keirstead realised that with each shot he was hitting was in fact inadvertently altering their mindsets from ‘I can’t' to ‘I can’. Todd was showing these amazing military individuals how golf could be played in an adaptive way.    Shortly after Todd has created his own Adaptive Golf Initiative, becoming one of the leaders in promoting and empowering individuals of all abilities to get involved in the game of golf. Keirstead has enlightened thousands with his vision that anyone can play golf, no matter what their circumstance. “My vision is to ignite the passion in individuals and to transcend personal boundaries both on and off the fairway”.   In this podcast, Todd will utilise a business case study on the financial impact of adaptive golf and how it can influence your business moving forwards. This should provide a better understanding of:   - The importance of inclusion and diversity  - The benefits that can be achieved by your business through increased inclusion  - A better acceptance that golf can and should reflect the community of which your business is in.   The CPG Masterclass Series embodies a range of talks and presentations for PGAs and PGA Professionals that cover a variety of subjects and topics, delivered by world-class, industry leading experts from their respective fields. Find out more at http://cp.golf/masterclass.
Steven has been a full time golf coach for 17 years and recently became the youngest ever recipient of the coveted PGA Master Professional title. He has a Master’s Degree (MSc) in sports coaching and is currently working towards a Doctorate in Elite Performance at The University of Central Lancashire.   Steven has coached European tour players, ladies European tour players, the 2018 Great Britain and Ireland Curtis Cup side and was voted England Golf Coach of the year in 2015. He also has a strong track record in elite junior coaching, having coached several juniors all the way from junior golf through to National level. As a speaker, Steven has delivered sessions at conferences in multiple countries worldwide including Argentina, Holland, Denmark, Italy, China, Bulgaria and Spain.   This podcast is aimed at all professional golfers and assistants with a particular interest in coaching wedge play and more broadly the short game to golfers. By the end of this sessions, listeners will:   - Have a greater understanding of coaching the short game to golfers of all levels.   - Be able to examine different perspectives of elite level player’s pitching techniques, including the key ball, club and movement characteristics within their short games   The CPG Masterclass Series embodies a range of talks and presentations for PGAs and PGA Professionals that cover a variety of subjects and topics, delivered by world-class, industry leading experts from their respective fields. Find out more at http://cp.golf/masterclass.
US PGA Professional, Ryan Brandeburg, is the Executive Director of Golf Tourism New Zealand [GTNZ], the Director of Golf for Tourism New Zealand, and the golf consultant to the city of Auckland. Additionally, he is a partner in the Golf Strategy Group, a New Zealand based golf consultancy business, and Managing Director of New Zealand's Institute of Golf, a teaching academy known best for finding Lydia Ko as a six year old and taking her on the journey to #1 in the world.    With a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and a specialisation in Professional Golf Management from Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina, USA, Ryan previously served in various golf management roles in the USA, across several high-profile facilities and one of the world’s largest private equity firms, The Blackstone Group. His journey in New Zealand first came about in 2009, becoming director of golf for both Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnappers - two courses ranked amongst the top 50 in the world. To add to his plethora of credentials, Ryan sits on the board of the New Zealand Golf Industry Council, and has written two books aimed at educating young PGA Professionals.    In this podcast, Ryan will give insight into the GTNZ project, discussing the importance of creating a golf tourism strategy, how it was developed, and the steps taken to implement it (with a summary of outcomes to date). Additionally, by tying this work into club, city, regional and national level contexts, Ryan will give PGAs and PGA Professionals an understanding as to why these are important considerations for themselves, and their own facilities.   The CPG Masterclass Series embodies a range of talks and presentations for PGAs and PGA Professionals that cover a variety of subjects and topics, delivered by world-class, industry leading experts from their respective fields. Find out more at http://cp.golf/masterclass.
Russell trained with his father in the UK before leaving for Switzerland in 2001. Since 2004, he had been the head Professional at Golfclub Heidental in Switzerland, and has spent the past 6 years in education roles with the Swiss PGA.   His research and learning has been based around two key questions: How do I become a great coach? How can we develop great coaches? These questions have taken him around the world to visit many great coaches and also led to his completion of a Masters Degree in Sports Coaching at the University of Birmingham.   He is an avid user of technology within the assessment phase of coaching and embraces a person first approach to support golfers on their journey or solve any problem they may experience.   In this podcast, Russell will unpack his MSc research on coach learning and link it to his own journey as a coach and coach developer. The aim is to assist any practicing coach in reflecting on their beliefs of how they learn. It will assist them in a better choice of future learning activities, saving both time and money.   The CPG Masterclass Series embodies a range of talks and presentations for PGAs and PGA Professionals that cover a variety of subjects and topics, delivered by world-class, industry leading experts from their respective fields. Find out more at http://cp.golf/masterclass.
CPG Golf Development Team member and Transition and Performance Coach, Ian Peek, is heavily involved in researching the sociological and psychological elements of golf and coaching performance. As a conference and webinar presenter, Ian has presented to colleagues worldwide since 2004.   In part two of this podcast special, Ian continues the challenge for you to first of all identify your Professional ‘why’ [your passions, your inspirations and your motivations], and then provides a clear and easy-to-follow framework for helping you to then achieve your professional ‘why’.   The CPG Masterclass Series embodies a range of talks and presentations for PGAs and PGA Professionals that cover a variety of subjects and topics, delivered by world-class, industry leading experts from their respective fields. Find out more at http://cp.golf/masterclass.
As a longstanding PGA Professional, David Kearney has had various coaching involvements and successes including  his work with the Irish Ladies Golf team for 19 years and his leading role during the Carton House's staging of the 2018 World Amateur team championships, The Eisenhower Trophy and The Espirito Santo Trophy.   As part of his golf development work, David has represented The CPG and The R&A on golf missions and speaking engagements in Panama, Brazil, India, Bulgaria, Hungary, Bahrain and Ukraine, where he advised on Development and High performance programs. He is currently working on the International Golf Federations Olympic solidarity program, bringing training programs to Bahrain and Ukraine.   As part of David's volunteering as a counsellor with Ireland's Depression and Bi-Polar support group, and in anticipation of a book he is currently working on, David will use this podcast to explore the significance of the Buddha's writings and aligns the content and its significance to the life of golf and golfers.   The CPG Masterclass Series embodies a range of talks and presentations for PGAs and PGA Professionals that cover a variety of subjects and topics, delivered by world-class, industry leading experts from their respective fields. Find out more at http://cp.golf/masterclass.
Brian Hemmings Ph.D has over 25 years of experience in sport psychology consultancy. He was the lead psychologist to the England golf team for 16 years (1997-2013) delivering high performance strategies with European and World Championship-winning teams and individuals at men’s, youth and junior level.   He is the author of the CD ‘In the Zone: Simple Mental Skills to Improve Your Golf’ and four books, including the best-seller ‘Mental Toughness for Golf: The Minds of Winners’. Brian also developed the online Golf Psychology Coaching Certificate, an approved education programme of the PGAs of Canada, Switzerland, GB&I and New Zealand.   In this podcast, Brian aims to equip PGA Members with 2 core psychological techniques to teach players - A simple breathing technique, and a 'grounding' method will be explained, with the aim of improving your psychological understanding and in turn, aid both your coaching practice and future coaching sessions.   The CPG Masterclass Series embodies a range of talks and presentations for PGAs and PGA Professionals that cover a variety of subjects and topics, delivered by world-class, industry leading experts from their respective fields. Find out more at http://cp.golf/masterclass.
Alastair has 25+ years of experience within the golf industry fulfilling a variety of roles including General Manager, Director of Golf, Head Professional and freelance coach. Based upon his studies at the University of Birmingham and consumer insight research from Syngenta, Alastair designed a nationally acclaimed female participation and coaching programme called love.golf. As love.golf’s head coach Alastair supports a team of like-minded and forward-thinking coaches, helping to create opportunity and impact, sharing best practice, building and growing a community of new and existing female golfers.  Alastair has presented his thoughts and research at many industry and educational conferences including the 2018 World Scientific Congress of Golf in Canada.  In this podcast, Alastair will encourage attendees to consider and reflect upon their gender lens. From this, listeners will learn how a simple reset can lead to significant impact and change across their coaching business and venue.  The CPG Masterclass Series embodies a range of talks and presentations for PGAs and PGA Professionals that cover a variety of subjects and topics, delivered by world-class, industry leading experts from their respective fields. Find out more at http://cp.golf/masterclass.
Adam Young is a World-renowned golf coach, known for his best-selling book - 'The Practice Manual'. Adam specialises in skill-development for golfers by applying the body of scientific research on motor learning - with a reputation for being able to take the complex information and make it simple, digestible and easily applicable to all levels of golfer. Adam reaches millions of golfers Worldwide through his online content at www.adamyounggolf.com In this podcast, Adam will take a look at the 5 phases of training and how to use these effectively to create practice plans for golfers. It will also deliver more ideas on how to coach players of different abilities, generate more and better lesson structure and ultimately, more revenue. The CPG Masterclass Series embodies a range of talks and presentations for PGAs and PGA Professionals that cover a variety of subjects and topics, delivered by world-class, industry leading experts from their respective fields. Find out more at http://cp.golf/masterclass.
CPG Golf Development Team member and Transition and Performance Coach, Ian Peek, is heavily involved in researching the sociological and psychological elements of golf and coaching performance. As a conference and webinar presenter, Ian has presented to colleagues worldwide since 2004.  This podcast challenges you to first of all identify your Professional 'why' [your passions, your inspirations and your motivations], and then provides a clear and easy-to-follow framework for helping you to then achieve your professional 'why'.  The CPG Masterclass Series embodies a range of talks and presentations for PGAs and PGA Professionals that cover a variety of subjects and topics, delivered by world-class, industry leading experts from their respective fields. Find out more at http://cp.golf/masterclass.
Level A Austrian PGA Professional and CPG Golf Development Team member, Marie Jeffery, explores the topic of coaching communication and its significance for golf participation and performance.  The podcast will focus around four key areas of communication science and coaching: communication basics, using communication to build rapport, human sensory channels and message structures to support and enhance learning. By the end of this podcast, you will be able to:  - Understand the importance of multilayer communication for coaching  - Feel comfortable infusing the 4-side model for your own coaching  - Have a basic understanding of rapport-creating strategies  The CPG Masterclass Series embodies a range of talks and presentations for PGAs and PGA Professionals that cover a variety of subjects and topics, delivered by world-class, industry leading experts from their respective fields. Find out more at http://cp.golf/masterclass.
Head of Disability and Inclusion for the IGF and President of EDGA, Tony Bennett, is a PGA Master Professional bringing a wealth of knowledge to the development of innovative and far-reaching projects around the World. In a career which has spanned five decades, Tony has collaborated with almost all of the world’s leading golf organisations, and has been a leader in several European Commission initiatives.  Tony has received recognition for his work, including the Order of Merit medal from the former President of the Republic Dr Jorge Sampaio for his contribution to sport. As a current PhD student at Durham University, and former Masters graduate of Birmingham University, he brings a wealth of knowledge to the development of innovative and far-reaching projects around the World. In this Masterclass, Tony takes us through the following various areas of personal development and the growth of the game, covering:  - The principles of golf and why the industry needs to adapt  - Maslow’s hierarchy of needs  - The world of disability golf  - The continuous development and learning of teachers / coaches  The CPG Masterclass Series embodies a range of talks and presentations for PGAs and PGA Professionals that cover a variety of subjects and topics, delivered by world-class, industry leading experts from their respective fields. Find out more at http://cp.golf/masterclass.
European Tour Golf and Murray Sport and Medicine Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Andrew Murray, and Golf & Health Project Executive Director, Dr. Roger Hawkes, explore the science of COVID-19 and implications for golf / golfers, while also talking about the longevity, physical health and mental health benefits of golf. The CPG Masterclass Series embodies a range of talks and presentations for PGAs and PGA Professionals that cover a variety of subjects and topics, delivered by world-class, industry leading experts from their respective fields. Find out more at http://cp.golf/masterclass.
Both key figures in the world of golf and Professional golf, Johan Hampf and Jonathan Mannie play pivotal roles in their respective countries of Sweden and Austria. As Chief Executive of the PGA of Sweden, Johan is at the forefront of developing PGA Professionals and the Professional game throughout Sweden. Jonathan meanwhile is Chairman for the Ryder Cup European Development Trust [RCEDT] and is a CPG Golf Development Team member, alongside fulfilling his coaching roles. In this CPG Masterclass Series podcast, Jonathan and Johan will both take you through what life has been like during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, using Sweden as a case study, and focus on the measures and steps that have been taken over the past month and what their experiences of this have shown. As the golfing world begins to come alive once again, they will answer the key question: What are the individual countries', PGAs' and their PGA Members' next steps? The CPG Masterclass Series embodies a range of talks and presentations for PGAs and PGA Professionals that cover a variety of subjects and topics, delivered by world-class, industry leading experts from their respective fields. Find out more at http://cp.golf/masterclass.
This special edition of the #ASK Podcast celebrates #GolfHealthWeek and its work to shine a light on the many benefits that golf can have. We are joined by Dr Roger Hawkes and Dr Andrew Murray from the Golf & Health Project to get an overview of the Project's progress so far, as well as a look into its future work, but also to discuss each of the #GolfHealthWeek themes looking at the research and activities behind them and what you can do to help spread the message: Day 01 - Fitness - 07:23 Day 02 - Mental health - 11:16 Day 03 - Disability Golf - 17:54 Day 04 - Golf For Everyone - 23:23 Day 05 - Club Level - 36:08 The Future of Golf & Health - 44:06 Find out more about the health benefits of golf at www.golfandhealth.org.
Director of Education & Membership, Tony Bennett, speaks to tour coach, Sean Foley, to find out more about his relationship with Justin Rose, Sean’s own coaching philosophy, how to get around Carnoustie at the 2018 Open Championship, and the sacrifices coaches make for a life on tour...
Coach to Andy Sullivan and Brandon Stone, Jamie Gough (PGA of South Africa) discusses life on tour, working with the best in the world and how Carnoustie is shaping up for the 2018 Open Championship with Confederation of Professional Golf Director of Education & Membership, Tony Bennett. Jamie also talks about Brandon's recent 2018 Scottish Open win, and Andy's opportunity to make a second appearance at the Ryder Cup. For more visit www.pgae.com/ask.
Kevin Flynn is a Member of the Confederation of Professional Golf Development Team and a PGA of GB&I Member Professional. Director of Education & Membership, Tony Bennett, spoke to Kevin to find out more about his determination to play golf when growing up, his close relationships with leading coaches, John Jacobs and Jim Hardy, and how he has become a modern-day leading light in the world of coaching.
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