The PGA of British Columbia is doing several education series seminars across the province this year.
A couple of years ago, one of our members at the Vancouver Golf Club, Mark Strong, wanted to put together an education symposium, get everyone together and talk. It’s blossomed, leading to the symposiums being held this year.
Mark is very analytical and on Monday, he’s doing a breakdown of various parts of the swing, then Robert Ratcliffe, a coach with Golf Canada’s national team program, will discuss the development and training of players, while Matt Palsenbarg will lead a discussion on Vision 54.
We’ll have about 80 people listening to our colleagues talking about what they do and it will wrap up with an open discussion and interactive session where we can chat and bounce ideas off one another. The symposiums are going to be a little more interactive and a little more casual.
We’ve had great speakers at our spring seminar over the years, but it’s tough for an assistant pro to take a couple of days off in order to attend and spend a couple of days in a hotel.
The education symposiums will also be videotaped, so that association members will be able to access them.
It should be an interesting session.