Sean Foley & Dr. Craig Davies to Headline 2010 Ontario PGA Professional Development Conference

12/9/2009

Sean Foley & Dr. Craig Davies to Headline
2010 Ontario PGA Professional Development Conference
OHL Coach Stan Butler added as Keynote

(Pickering, Ont., December 9, 2009) – The Ontario PGA announced today that Sean Foley, Canadian PGA Member and coach to many of the top players on the PGA tour will be headlining the 2010 Ontario PGA Professional Development Conference. This year’s conference will focus on Teaching and Coaching and specifically elite level athletes.

Teaching and Coaching has long been a staple in the Golf Professionals’ repertoire and the 2010 conference will add to the tool box of the Canadian PGA Golf Professional. The 2010 conference will provide participants with a spectrum of theory and practical techniques including; fitness, nutrition, sport psychology, technical elements, parental education principles, Long-Term Athlete Development, NCCP and golf coach development model.

Foley will be join be joined by Dr. Craig Davies a fitness and nutrition expert who works with a number of PGA Tour players including 2009 PGA Championship winner Y.E. Yang. Foley and Davies will headline the first day of the conference set to take place at the University of Toronto on February 16 and 17, 2010.

“The Ontario PGA contacted Dr. Davies and I to participate as the keynote speakers at this conference and Craig and I are extremely excited to be coming back to share our knowledge and experiences with everyone attending the conference,” said Foley, from his Core Golf Junior Academy in Orlando. “Being the keynote speakers is a tremendous honour and we will share with the attendees our keys for success in this ever growing and changing market place,” added Foley.

On the second day of the conference Stan Butler, the OHL’s current longest serving coach and the 1999 world junior silver medal winning coach, will be the keynote speaker. Butler will share his insights on coaching elite level athletes and will draw on some comparisons between hockey players and golfers.

In addition to Butler on the second day of the conference a number of breakout sessions will be hosted by a number of elite level coaches. Those coaches include Henry Brunton the current RCGA Men’s National Team coach as well as Pierre Lafontaine the current Swimming Canada CEO and National Coach. Lafontaine will share his insights on coaching Olympic athletes which is now topical for golf coaches heading into the 2016 Olympics where golf will be reintroduced after an absence of more than 100 years.

On Monday evening of the conference the Ontario PGA will be conducting the first annual Ontario PGA hockey game. Not since the mid 1970’s when the likes of Harry Allard, Bobby Breen and Ken Girard (former Toronto Maple Leaf) played for the PGA Hockey Club, has the Ontario PGA conducted a member only hockey game. Teams will be divided into east and west and battle it out for the coveted PGA Hockey Club Vintage Jersey.

The 2010 Ontario PGA Professional Development and Networking Conference is open to anyone who wishes to attend. The conference will take place at the University of Toronto at the Varsity Blues athletic centre. For more information and to register to the conference please visit; http://ontariopga.com/Membership/Education.aspx .
 

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