Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor Seminar and Retreat
Three Keiser University College of Golf faculty and staff members will attend the 2012 Golf Magazine Top 100 Teachers in America Seminar/Retreat next week at the Reunion Resort in Orlando, FL. Dr. TJ Tomasi, PGA, COG Senior Faculty and Director of Research, and Director of Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers in America; Dr. Eric Wilson, PGA Master Professional and COG Executive Director of Golf Operations; and Mr. John Callahan, PGA, Golf Magazine Top 100 Adjunct Instructor, will represent the College of Golf at the event. Presentation topics will include: Developing articles for publication, New training aids and drills, Future teaching trends, Teaching with video, and Teaching with launch monitors.
As reported by WorldGolf and The Golf Channel, “Over the past two decades, Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers list has become the industry gold standard, not only because it was the first such list ever issued, but because of the diligent selection process that Golf Magazine created to assemble the list. Every other year, the magazine starts from scratch to determine the best one hundred teachers in the nation.
More than 600 nominations are accepted from the country’s 27,000 golf professionals including the PGA of America, the Canadian PGA, the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Division, current Top 100 teachers, and Golf Magazine readers. Each nominee must complete a thorough questionnaire developed in conjunction with Dr. Paul Schempp of the University of Georgia’s Sport Instruction Research Lab – the nation’s only lab designed to study how sports are taught.
The applications are first examined and ranked by the University of Georgia researchers. The final decision to include a teacher among the Top 100 is then made by Golf Magazine’s instruction editors based upon a combination of 10 criteria including: swing knowledge, communications skills, innovative teaching ideas, flexibility in teaching different learning types, proven success, willingness to share knowledge with peers, longevity, success with well-known golfers, number of nominations/recommendations and industry awards.”
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