In 2011 the PGA of Belgium had its education programme assessed by the PGAs of Europe. This week an updated programme has started with 10 Trainees from all over Belgium.
For all theoretical matters Corporate Partner Securitas puts at the disposal of the PGA full option classrooms at its own Securitas Training Center. This helps cutting back the costs for the programme, which has gone entirely towards the Trainees, who pay now almost 20% less than before.
On 29 October the first day started with General Studies, which allowed the Trainees to get to know each other and the PGA. Day Two was spent on Tournament Skills where the Trainees learned how to organise a tournament on all levels. The afternoon was reserved for an introduction by Peter Clark from United GolfPro on the use of PGA e-Academy, the N°1 Coaching Management tool in the world, now available in Belgium through the PGA.
Peter Clark from United GolfPro explaining PGA e-Academy
Day Three was dedicated to the Rules of Golf by Philippe Vanderstricht at Limburg GCC. After a theoretical morning, the Rules were put in to practice on the course, revealling some less known secrets.
Through the winter the Trainees will see the following subject:
* Teaching Skills
* Equipment Technology
* Management Skills
* Golf Architecture
* Junior Golf
* First Aid
The exams will be held in February, and by March the Trainees should be ready for their first year of teaching in the Club.
Left to right up: Dimitri Van Doren (Millennium Golf), Cairn Patrick (Winge GCC), Sam Rottie (Winge GCC), Anthony Carisio (GC Bernalmont), Florent Roekaerts ( Golf de Rougemont), Eliott Rees (GC La Tournette)
Left to right down: Michiel Hermans (Ternesse GCC), Kevin Vanden Bossche (Cleydael GC), Marc Van Steenkiste (Lilse GC/Cleydael GC), Terry Pintens (GC LLN)