Canadian Sean Foley, who coaches several players on the PGA Tour including Stephen Ames, will headline the 2010 Ontario PGA Professional Development Conference, which will focus on teaching, coaching and getting the best out of elite level athletes.
The 2010 conference will provide participants with a spectrum of theory and practical techniques and include fitness, nutrition, sport psychology, technical elements, parental education principles, long-term athlete development, NCCP and golf coach development modelw.
Foley will be join be joined by Dr. Craig Davies a fitness and nutrition expert who works with a number of PGA Tour players including 2009 PGA Championship winner Y.E. Yang.
Foley and Davies will headline the first day of the conference, Feb. 16-17 at the University of Toronto.
On the second day of the conference, Stan Butler, the Ontario Hockey League’s longest-serving coach and the 1999 world junior silver medal winning coach, will be the keynote speaker.
Butler will share his insights on coaching elite level athletes and will draw on some comparisons between hockey players and golfers.
In addition to Butler, the second day of the conference will feature a number of breakout sessions hosted by a number of elite level coaches.
Those coaches include Henry Brunton, the current Royal Canadian Golf Association’s men’s national team coach and Pierre Lafontaine, Swimming Canada’s chief executive officer and national coach.
On Monday evening, the conference will conduct the first annual Ontario PGA hockey game. Teams will be divided into east and west and battle it out for the coveted PGA Hockey Club Vintage Jersey.
The 2010 Ontario PGA Professional Development and Networking Conference is open to anyone who wishes to attend.
The conference will take place at the University of Toronto at the Varsity Blues athletic centre. For more information and to register to the conference, see the website ontariopga.com/Membership/Education.aspx .