Golf News for Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | Instruction

U.S. Kids Golf announces first Certified Coach Seminars in Europe

NORCROSS, Ga. -- U.S. Kids Golf is set to host its first Certified Coach Seminars in Europe, giving teaching professionals a chance to learn from some of the leaders and experts in youth golf coaching. Seminars in the United Kingdom are scheduled for May 30 at Craigielaw Golf Club in East Lothian, and June 2 at Wexham Park Golf Centre in Buckinghamshire, and registration is open for both. The sold-out Seminar in Italy is scheduled for May 23 at Golf Della Montecchia in Padova.

The U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coach program is 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 fitted equipment, and how to scale the game for the beginning golfer.

"These seminars align with the U.S. Kids Golf mission to help kids have fun playing golf across the world, and we are looking forward to hosting these Seminars and sharing our research, information and best practices with professionals in Europe," Bryan said.

The Seminar at Craigielaw Golf Club coincides with the U.S. Kids Golf European Championship, which annually features more than 500 boys and girls, ages 5-18, during three days of stroke play competition (May 27-29).

PGA Professionals will be credited with 25 CPD points by The PGA for successful completion/participation of this course, as part of the PGA's Member Education Program. Since March 2012, more than 1,300 PGA and LPGA professionals have participated in a U.S. Kids Golf Certified Instructor Seminar.

To register or for more information about the U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coach program, please contact Chris Carme at

About U.S. Kids Golf
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.

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.

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

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