EDGA Coach Education in South Africa proves huge success..

ADLF, EDGA Mould Well-rounded Coaches

Cape Town, 25 April 2022: The latest instalment of the ADLF EDGA Coaches Workshop was a resounding success with the assembled coaches becoming more well-rounded instructors.

EDGA Head of Development Mark Taylor led proceedings and ensured that regardless of the coaches’ level of experience, the workshop was time well-spent.

EDGA’s Mark Taylor delivering the practical experiential sessions with PGA of South Africa and Sampler coaches working in outreach projects under SADGA

 A number of the attendees were moulded into “Sampler Coaches” which involved being taught the basics of coaching golfers with physical or sensory disabilities.

The PGA Professionals (PGA of South Africa) meanwhile were shown how best to conduct a lesson with individuals who have different physical disabilities from another: From amputees and Visually-Impaired golfers to golfers with Cerebral Palsy or who are wheelchair-bound, Taylor left no stone unturned to ensure that the coaches enjoyed a stimulating practical and theoretical experience.

SADGA (South African Disabled Golf Association) Chairman Enver Hassen said that the workshop will do a great deal to improve the quality of the coaching offering within South African Disabled Golf going forward.

“Regardless of a person’s disability, they ought to be able to trust that their coach has the knowledge and adaptability to accommodate their disability in a way that helps them maximise their ability and enjoyment of the game,” commented Hassen.”

“Our coaches are now far better-positioned to deliver high-quality lessons and I’d like to extend a sincere thank you to Mark Taylor for his role in administering this fruitful program,” commented Hassen.

“Thank you to all the coaches who attended and I wish you all the best in your efforts to grow disabled golf in South Africa.”

Now that the workshop is in the books, the coaches have been charged with getting more people with disabilities started in the game.

This workshop would not have been possible without the tremendous support of a number of entities. From the Alfred Dunhill Links Foundation and European Disabled Golf Association to the Boland Golf Union, KZN Golf Union, Western Province Golf and host club King David Mowbray Golf Club, the SADGA extends a collective thank you to all involved for aiding the continued growth of South African Disabled Golf.

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