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International Golf Coaching Framework

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    The International Golf Coaching Framework is intended to further develop the quality of coaching in the sport around the world. The Framework provides a common language and set of principles about coaching that span all borders. To that end, the Framework serves to establish a consensus on the

    • primary functions of a coach;

    • roles and responsibilities of a coach in athlete development;

    • qualifications, knowledge and core competencies needed for coaching effectively; and

    • methods by which coaches are educated, developed and certified.

    This book is an adaptation of the International Sport Coaching Framework (Version 1.2) that was created by the International Council for Coaching Excellence, Association of Summer Olympic International Federations and Leeds Beckett University to provide international federations like IGF and sport organisations like PGAWA considerations for designing, benchmarking and refining their coach education and certification programmes. While it retains much of the underlying philosophy of the original coaching framework, the International Golf Coaching Framework has been adapted to provide the national federations, unions and PGAs with the detail required to build their own coaching systems. As a result, golf now has a universal platform from which to develop coaches and, ultimately, enrich the experience of the sport for all.

    Introduction: A Step Forward for Coaching

    Chapter 1: Golf Coaching Today

    Ever-Higher Expectations

    A Player-Centred Orientation

    A Stronger Development Network

    Chapter 2: Golf Coaching Framework Foundations

    Practical and Flexible Applications

    Global Relevance

    Chapter 3: Golf Coaching in Context

    Sport-Specific Emphasis

    Volunteer or Paid Status

    Primary Functions

    Key Responsibilities

    Chapter 4: Coaching Focus


    Sport Participation

    Golfer Development

    Contextual Fit

    Chapter 5: Coaching Roles

    Role Requirements

    Staff Assignments and Synergy

    Chapter 6: Coaching Knowledge and Competence

    Knowledge Areas

    Professional Knowledge

    Interpersonal Knowledge

    Intrapersonal Knowledge


    Functional Competence

    Task-Related Competence

    Chapter 7: Golf Coaching Objectives

    Developing the Whole Golfer

    Teaching Lifelong Lessons

    Chapter 8: Coach Development

    Long-Term Process

    Educational Curriculum

    Experiential Learning and Mentorship

    Delivery by Coach Developers

    Chapter 9: Golf Coach Certification and Recognition

    Educational Requirements

    Qualifying Standards

    Awards and Designations

    Chapter 10: Coaching Framework Applications

    Create High-Quality Golf Coach Education

    and Development Programmes

    Evaluate and Improve Existing Programmes

    Define Areas for Research and Evaluation

    Consider and Make Political Decisions

    Stimulate Global Exchange

    Promote Further Refinement

    The International Sport Coaching Framework is a joint endeavor led by the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) and the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF), supported by Leeds Beckett University (LBU) through project administration, technical advice and research. Editors of the publication are Mark Harrington, development manager of the International Rugby Board and chair of the Development and Education Group of ASOIF; Sergio Lara-Bercial, senior research fellow at LBU and ICCE technical officer; and the late Patrick Duffy.

    The International Golf Federation (IGF) and PGA World Alliance (PGAWA) acknowledges the valued contribution of those who developed the International Sport Coaching Framework (Version 1.2), upon which this book is based. The International Council for Coaching Excellence, the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations and Leeds Beckett are to be commended for creating such a seminal work. With that document as a foundation, the IGF and PGAWA were able to develop an international coaching framework for golf that suits the specific needs of the sport.

    The IGF is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the world governing body for golf. Its mission is to promote golf as an Olympic sport; encourage the international development of golf; administer golf as the recognized International Federation within the Olympic Movement; and organize the golf competitions at the Olympic Games, Youth Olympic Games and the World Amateur Team Championships.

    The PGAWA consists of the leading PGAs in the world: America, Australia, Canada, Germany, Great Britain and Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden and the PGAs of Europe. The International Golf Coaching Framework combines the knowledge and skills developed by the PGAs and their members and the desire to share best practices and grow the game of golf across the world.

    Several individuals were indispensable in creating the IGCF:

    • Chair: Kyle Phillpots (PGA of Great Britain and Ireland)

    • IGCF Working Group: Dawes Marlatt and Paul Metzler (PGA of America), Geoff Stewart (PGA of Australia), Glenn Cundari and Morgan Court (PGA of Canada), Martin Hasenbein (PGA of Germany), Johan Hampf (PGA of Sweden), Tony Bennett (PGAs of Europe) and Mark Harrington (World Rugby and Chair of ASOIF Education and Development Group).

    They deserve special recognition and commendation for the time and expertise they devoted to the project and for producing such a successful outcome. thumbnail