Michelle Holmes has parlayed a love of golf, a passion for teaching, an astute eye for marketing and a great connection with kids - into a flourishing nationally renowned junior golf program. In this podcast, she shares her background, why a junior coach matters, and what parents and coaches need to know about finding the best fit for kids who want to learn golf.
After 3 deployments and 2 years at Walter Reed, Josh Peyton knew he needed help moving on with his life. He found it through the game of golf. The game helped his recovery so much that established the Veteran Golfers Association, an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of those who served, and their families, through fun camaraderie and competition in golf.
As a writer/producer for one of the world's most prominent golf publications & websites, Ryan Asselta has an inside look at virtually every aspect of golf. But his favorite golf memories are the ones he's creating now with his sons, two world-class players at the junior level. Ryan shares his thoughts on caddying for them, the joys and challenges that come with the role, and the state of the game in general in this edition of "Game Changers."
For several years, the golf industry has undergone a concerted effort to increase golf participation - for playing and for careers - for women in golf. Hand in hand in that effort was the outreach to junior players as well. So has it made a difference? And what's the best way to get non-players involved in learning and playing the game? Deb Vangellow, the President of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals division joins us to discuss.
In the 2nd part of our talk with Dan Van Horn, the President and Founder of U.S. Kids Golf, Dan talks about tournament play for kids, the value of a great coach, and the future of the golf industry.
Dan Van Horn just wanted to spend quality time with his son on the golf course. But his frustration with how golf served the junior market led him to find a new approach. His unique background, every facet of it, worked together to help him start a new company - which became a revolution for the game. Anyone who has a kid that wants to play or compete, any club that wants to reinvigorate its junior program, and any coach that wants to make a difference needs to hear his story.
There's no denying that Annika Sorenstam has one of the most decorated and impressive playing careers in the history of the game. But that same drive and pursuit of perfection has led her to excel in business, as a mom, and as an ambassador of the sport. Hear from her as she discusses life inside and outside the ropes and her hopes for future generations of players.
You know what to do, you know how to do it - how come it's not helping your golf scores? Maybe because you can't physically pull it off, only you don't know that. And what's the best way to develop a champion player? Dr. Greg Rose of TPI shares his thoughts on where most golfers are hurting their chances for better scores and longevity in the game, and how young players can position themselves for the best long term success.