Paul Kaster & co




3 days seminar, starting on Wednesday 26 October and ending on Friday 28.
Possibilities of coming to one day only.
With special intervention by Kayleigh Franklin (TPI level 3) on site on the 26th and by Dr. Nick Molinaro by video conference.

Major education seminar of the season where we hope to see as many pros as we can, as we will be covering the modernization of the coaching work and establishing how to build ones coaching services in these modern days and reach international appeal!


All 3 days will have specific contents that are possible to follow day by day, as you will be able to discover in the following schedule:


Day 1:

  1. Paul & Kayleigh Franklin Introduction
    1. Our backgrounds 
    2. Subjects Covered over Three Days
    3. Intersection of Mental, Physical and Technical Assessment, Training. 
  2. The Assessment Process & Live Lesson with a Junior Anthony Selects (?)
    1. How Paul starts with a client
      1. “Typical” golfers
      2. Elite golfers
      3. Junior golfers
        1. Physical 
        2. Technical
        3. Mental 
        4. Parental relationship
    2. Kayleigh’s Role in the Assessment
      1. Zoom evaluations
      2. Evaluations at TPI
      3. Paul’s biomechanics background in TPI and Ben Shear mentorship training
  3. Creating a Plan 
    1. Paul determines plan based on the player’s goals, movement capabilities, apparent “golf IQ.” Plan takes into account fitness issues if Kayleigh is able to see the client first. 
    2. What comes first?
      1. Fitness/mobility or golf skills?
      2. What does the golfer want in the near  and long term?
      3. Biomechanics evaluations are always part of the first session.
      4. Speed related screens are part of every screen for any competitive or elite player
      5. Mental game is sometimes first. What is the player’s attention on? What is their process like before hitting a shot, before heading to the course or a competition?
      6. As golf coaches we are applied psychologists and we can do this part of coaching. 
    3. If Kayleigh didn’t see the client first, I conference with her and her team afterwards regarding fitness evaluation and player’s goals. Speed potential is a big subject for anything we are doing.


Day 2:

  1. Morning:
    1. Paul works with player who was subject of the evaluation. 
    2. Putting evaluation with the same player before launching into golf swing. 
    3. Discussion of what we would do on the course if playing holes is possible as part of the evaluation. 
    4. Fitness program is something they will get started on as we begin to work on golf swing things.
    5. Early golf swing work should be simple, especially if there are mobility or stability impediments that show up in the fitness screening and/or a grip change is involved in the early stages. 
    6. Grip, set up and pivot/post changes can be extremely productive but also can go against a player’s DNA if they have been playing a certain way for a while. These changes need to be discussed gradually and carefully based on the player’s mental/emotional makeup and state. For the coach to observe and decide. The art of coaching. 
  2. Afternoon:
    1. Club fitting and it’s role in the process
    2. Performance can be bought
    3. Shoes
      1. Connection with pressure, force and ankle screening
    4. Ball fitting
    5. Zoom Presentation by Dr. Nick Molinaro
      1. Notable clients. 
      2. TAIS evaluation
      3. Discussion of attention skills
      4. How attention skills are employed under pressure. 
      5. Dr. Nick’s Program
    6. Paul discusses his mental coaching styles, who he has learned from and worked with including Dr. Nick, Bobby Foster (Golf Mental Workshop) and Dr. Rick Jensen. 
    7. Discussing process oriented thinking with players early on sets the stage for how you function and communicate as a coach. 


Day 3:

  1. Morning:
    1. Putting
      1. SAM Evaluation 
      2. Video
      3. Eye Tests
      4. Green Reading Evaluation
      5. AimPoint Training
      6. Club Fitting
        1. Posture
        2. Eye position
        3. Aim 
        4. Release pattern
    2. Playing Lessons & On Course Assessment
    3. Using Data - GameForge & Arccos
      1. Why having data is critical
      2. When players have their own
      3. Why people don’t want to collect it. 
      4. This is standard for college players now
  2. Afternoon:
    1. Developing Practice Plans
      1. Explanation of motor learning process
      2. Spaced Trials
      3. External Focus & Prefrontal Cortex
      4. Segregating Technical & Performance based practice. 
      5. Periodization in coaching golf and fitness 
      6. Physical pieces
      7. Training Aids 
    2. Focus on Skills
    3. Q&A