Coaches’ meeting

Just returning from three days at Arcos Gardens in Spain and a meeting with my group of coaches. The idea this time was to spend some quality time together to share specialities and learn from eachother. Each coach had been given a task in terms of something to present to the others. Gary Smith talked about short game, Graham Walker about on course coaching, David Ridley about putting, Hugh Marr about profiling players and Paul Ashwell about range games. We had an incredibly productive time and it is amasing to see what happens if you lock a group of highly qualified coaches into a room. Just make sure you feed them regularly and none of them is going to want to come out for at least a week. Dr Paul Schempp in Athens, Georgia, who does research on coaching expertise, has always said that the beginner coaches learn best from books while more experienced coaches learn from seminars and presentations. Expert coaches learn from talking to other people. I think he is right!

Coming back from Arcos once again I have to remind myself of how lucky we are to have access to these facilities. To have a place where we can do exactly what we want without disturbance is priceless. And in all honesty, we have two places like that. Woodhall Spa as well!

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