The First Tee Training

Keiser University College of Golf Vice President John McMurry, Executive Director of Golf Operations and PGA Master Professional Dr. Eric Wilson, and recent graduate John Ennen attended a two-day, 20-hour training session to become The First Tee Level 1 Coaches. The training was held at The President Country Club in West Palm Beach, FL, and was hosted by The First Tee of the Palm Beaches. Dedric Holmes, MBA and The First Tee National Senior Director Coach Training and Delivery, led the sessions, which were comprised of lecture, group activity, and practical application demonstrations throughout both days of training.

Topics covered included: The First Tee Program Overview and Curriculum Preview; PLAY-to-Learn Coach Activities; Nine Core Values; Lesson Plan Development, Setup, and Delivery; Practical Application/Demonstration of Safety Requirements; Pitch/Chip and Match Game; and Life Skills and Golf Skills Demonstration. The training sessions wrapped up with two hours of hands-on training with 12 The First Tee students being trained in putting and chipping by the Coaches-in-Training. Overall, the excellent training session resulted in an additional 22 The First Tee Level 1 Coaches being certified and available to provide training throughout The Treasure Coast and The Palm Beaches to deserving students.

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