Golf News for Monday, September 16, 2013 | Instruction

U.S. Kids Golf announces Certified Instructor Seminar schedule

NORCROSS, Ga. -- The U.S. Kids Golf Certified Instructor program for the fall and winter will feature eight seminars scheduled in seven states and Canada. Attended by more than 750 PGA and LPGA professionals in 2012-2013, U.S. Kids Golf Certified Instructor Seminars enhance an instructor's knowledge of youth golf and provides tools that can be used to improve junior golf programs.

The day-long seminars are led by John Godwin, PGA Master Professional and 2004 PGA of America National Junior Golf Leader, and John Bryan, Vice President of U.S. Kids Golf Foundation and former Executive Director of the Georgia PGA. During the seminars, Bryan and Godwin focus on best practices that help develop junior golfers, such as an introduction to game-based teaching, the importance of properly fit equipment, and how to scale the game for the beginning golfer.

Both PGA of America and LPGA Professionals earn continuing education credits for their participation in the seminars. Additional credits may be earned by completing the Positive Coaches Alliance test, which is a follow-up component of the Seminar.

U.S. Kids Golf Certified Instructor Seminar Schedule
Sept. 17, 2013 TPC River Highlands (Hartford, Conn.)
Sept. 23, 2013 Eagles Nest Golf Club (Toronto, Ontario)
Sept. 25, 2013 Cog Hill Golf & Country Club (Chicago, Ill.)
Oct. 22, 2013 Aliso Viejo Country Club (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Oct. 24, 2013 Brookhaven Country Club (Dallas, Texas)
Nov. 19, 2013 Carmel Country Club (Charlotte, N.C.)
Feb. 18, 2014 PGA Center for Learning and Performance (Port St. Lucie, Fla.)

Registrations submitted before two weeks of the seminar date are $195. Registrations submitted within two weeks of the date of the seminar are $245. To register or for more information about the U.S. Kids Golf Certified Instructor program, please contact Chris Carme at

About U.S. Kids Golf
U.S. Kids Golf, LLC is based in Atlanta and manufactures equipment and related golf products designed for kids. It was created in 1997 when Founder/CEO Dan Van Horn found that his children were losing their interest in golf due to not having the proper equipment. In addition to more than 4,000 golf shops and retail locations in the United States, the company's products also are available in over 75 countries worldwide.

The U.S. Kids Golf Foundation, a Georgia non-profit recognized as a 501(c)(3) charity, was created in 2001 and provides services that include competition and instruction. The Foundation organizes more than 750 golf tournaments for kids each year with over 10,000 individual players ages 5-18. These tournaments include Local Tours in more than 50 cities, 10 Qualifiers across the nation, seven Regional Championships, a European and Malaysia Championships and the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship and Teen World Championship, which are held each year in Pinehurst, N.C.

The vision of the U.S. Kids Golf Foundation is to provide kids and their families the opportunity participate in the game of golf through instruction and competition. They believe that family interaction is critical in the development of young golfers and encourage parents to serve as caddies for their kids during tournaments and to develop positive coaching techniques.

Connect with U.S. Kids Golf
Twitter: @USKidsGolfFDN
Instagram: @USKidsGolfFDN

Chris Richards, U.S. Kids Golf
770-441-3077, ext. 642