Golf trainers receive licenses’ to teach school children

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Published by : CT WEB 2017-02-17 10:59:42

The Sri Lanka Golf Union, the governing body of Golf in Sri Lanka, launched the inaugural 'Train the Trainer' Programme, under the tutelage of a Class A Professional (PGTCA).

The Junior Golf Development plan of introducing golf to schools island-wide, will need a substantial pool of trainers and golfing facilities to reach as many areas as possible.

The 'First batch of Trainers' underwent a residential training in the Trainer Coaching Camp at the Aqua Range Welisara, a fantastic golf facility managed by the Sri Lanka Navy. Subsequently, the Trainees sat for a written and oral test and also a 'mock- teaching stint.

The trainees were also subjected to a 'playability' test, at the Royal Colombo Golf Club, of two rounds of golf. After the overall assessment of written, oral, professionalism and playing ability Pria Hemantha of the Victoria Golf & Country Resort, scored the highest overall points to achieve the Level 2 Coaching License from the Sri Lanka Golf Union. B.G. Lalith Kumara (RCGC), R. Logaraja also from VGCR and D.M. Pradeep Bandara from the Sri Lanka Navy received licenses.

The ceremony to award the certificates was held at the Ridgeway's, Royal Colombo Golf Club, in the presence of Sri Lanka Golf Union office bearers, President Priath Fernando, Secretary Ken de Alwis, Vice President Johnny De Saram, and gave away the certificates. Kasi Adhikaramge, Director Business Development & Operations, representing Garmin also addressed the gathering.

Garmin have pledged to provide Golf Technological Equipment with regard to swing analysis, a tool which will be provided to the trainers to use during their coaching sessions with students.

Anil Perera, a (PGTCA) qualified Class A coach from Canada, conducted the programme and said that the commitment and ability displayed by the trainers who received the Level 2 Coaching License from SLGU, is equivalent to American professionals.




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