Meetings & Education

 

2021 Golf Professional Development Series

The Golf Professional Development Series is the Western Washington Chapter’s continuing education forum. The Pofessional Development Committee’s vision is to: Engage the membership in “lifelong” education and training that will develop members’ applied operational and strategic excellence to advance career opportunities and compensation levels.

If you have feedback regarding the Golf Professional Development Series, including sites, speakers, and topics, please contact our Committee Chair:
Carl Hetterle – carl@tcountryc.com

*All seminars will be golf attire unless notified otherwise.

ONLINE EDUCATION

Principles of Scorecard Design

Free, one-hour online course eligible for 1 PGA Education Credit. The course can be found at www.golfscorecards.com. To earn a credit, PGA members must watch the video and then pass a short online assessment. This does not satisfy AMP education credit requirements.

UPCOMING MEETINGS & EDUCATION

Feb
2
Tue
PNW PGA “STAY INVOLVED” EDUCATION SERIES Growing the Game From Your Youngest Golfers
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

PNW PGA “Stay Involved” Education Series

Growing the Game From Your Youngest Golfers

Join us for a 60-minute webinar presented by Sara Griffin, PGA. Each of us is a child at heart and we don’t often get to engage the kid in us. Sara will share her favorite things about growing the game from our youngest golfers, and looks forward to helping other instructors find joy in teaching young people!
  • Make it safe and fun
  • Give them undivided attention
  • Let the wiggle, squirm, run and be silly
  • Use their imagination and tell a story about the subject
  • Stickers are the most amazing reward
  • Gamify everything – they have no idea they are practicing when it is a game
  • Utilizing Birdie Basics, OP36, PGA Junior League and Vision54
Sara Griffin is the recipient of the 2015 and 2019 PNW PGA Youth Player Development Award. This webinar will be held via Google Meet. Receive 1 PGA Required MSR / 1 AMP Credit for attending.
Feb
9
Tue
PNW PGA “STAY INVOLVED” EDUCATION WITH MONTE KOCH Building Your Brand for Success: Starting Today
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

PNW PGA “Stay Involved” Education with Monte Koch

Building Your Brand for Success: Starting Today

Go beyond basic in this presentation by Monte Koch, PGA for Associates only. Your “Professional Brand” is an intangible reality for you. You’re “always interviewing” and building your resume – literally every day. Learn how to maximize this “building opportunity” and avoid pitfalls that tear down your brand.

Monte Koch is a PGA Certified Professional in Player Development and is a Career Services Consultant for the PGA of America, serving PGA professionals, employers in the Pacific NW & Rocky Mountain PGA Sections.

This webinar will be held via Google Meet. Receive 1 PGA Required MSR / 1 AMP Credit for attending.

Feb
16
Tue
PNW PGA “STAY INVOLVED” EDUCATION SERIES G P S, Golfer Positioning System
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

PNW PGA “Stay Involved” Education Series

G P S, Golfer Positioning System

Join us for a 60-minute webinar presented by Bob Duncan, PGA. Topics will include:

  • Bob Duncan – Short story of G P S beginnings
  • What IS G P S – We Want You to Take Your Best Shot!
  • Balloon Diagram – 6 influences on the ball – 7 with Gravity
  • G P S is Different – Predictable and Effective
  • Today – How G P S Approaches Slopes
  • G P S ShotFinder – Link – https://apple.co/3sJWrkh
  • Can Off Balance be On Balance?

This webinar will be held via Google Meet. Receive 1 PGA Required MSR / 1 AMP Education Credit for attending.

Feb
17
Wed
PNW PGA “STAY INVOLVED” EDUCATION SERIES Driving Income to Your Wallet and Growth to Your Facility
Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

PNW PGA “Stay Involved” Education Series

Driving Income to Your Wallet and Growth to Your Facility

Transform your course, your players and your teaching business by understanding the value that coaching unlocks in all three of these areas in this 60-minute webinar.  Host Will Robins will be joined by Bo Baker, PGA and Scott Erdmann, PGA to share:

  • How to triple member spend.
  • How to reduce member retention to less than 1%.
  • How to guarantee lower scores and more enjoyment for your members while doubling your hourly income.
  • How to use the free tools PGA is offering for training, developing and lead generation

Will Robins, PGA, is Founder of RGX and is revolutionizing golf instruction worldwide by teaching golf coaches how to increase their revenue and productivity, bring more value to their facility and get players better results on the golf course. RGX has expanded to 12 countries and engaged more than 200 coaches worldwide.  RGX helps golf coaches grow their coaching businesses with proven education, coaching, and support.

Bo Baker is the owner and founder of Bo Baker Golf Academy, in Spokane, Washington. Since 2013, Bo has worked with golfers of all ages and walks of life to pursue the game from a perspective of patience, diligence, and humility that stays with them long after their lesson with him is over. While coaching, his main priority is building deeper relationships and trust with his players. Since being elected as a Class A Member of the PGA of America in 2019, Bo has earned the 2019 Inland Empire PGA Teacher of the Year Award and the 2020 Junior Player Development Award.

Scott Erdmann is owner and founder of Scott Erdmann Golf and Director of Instruction and Player Development at Oswego Lake Country Club in Portland, Oregon.   Scott is a Nike Swoosh Elite Team member and a Taylor Made National Players Council Member.  Most recently, Scott was named Operation 36 Top 50 Coach 2020.

This webinar will be held via Google Meet. Receive 1 PGA Required MSR / 1 AMP Education Credit for attending.

Feb
24
Wed
PNW PGA “STAY INVOLVED” EDUCATION WITH MONTE KOCH Becoming The Wolf: Success Strategies for Networking and More
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

PNW PGA “Stay Involved” Education with Monte Koch

Becoming The Wolf: Success Strategies for Networking and More

Go beyond basic in this presentation by Monte Koch, PGA for Associates only. Monte will cover best practices for creating or building a reputation as an “impact maker”, “a difference maker” and/or “a Wolf.” Using Humbition, Attitude and Servant Leadership to light up your Career Pathway.

Monte Koch is a PGA Certified Professional in Player Development and is a Career Services Consultant for the PGA of America, serving PGA professionals, employers in the Pacific NW & Rocky Mountain PGA Sections.

This webinar will be held via Google Meet. Receive 1 PGA Required MSR / 1 AMP Credit for attending.

Mar
2
Tue
PNW PGA “STAY INVOLVED” EDUCATION SERIES Refreshing Your Rules of Golf Knowledge
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

PNW PGA “Stay Involved” Education Series

Refreshing Your Rules of Golf Knowledge

Join us for a 60-minute webinar presented by Kathy Brown

This webinar will be held via Google Meet. Receive 1 PGA Required MSR / 1 AMP Credit for attending.

WWC PGA Spring Chapter Meeting – ONLINE
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

To join the meeting, select from the following options:

1) Web Browser

https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/ptsrrzdz

2) Joining via a mobile device?

a) Open this link : https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/ptsrrzdz

b) Download the app if you don’t have it already.

c) Enter event ID : ptsrrzdz

3) Phone

Dial one of the following numbers, enter the participant PIN followed by # to confirm:

+1 (415) 466-7000 (US)  – PIN 4136006 #

+1 (760) 699-0393 (US) – PIN 4805071516 #

4) Joining from outside the US?

https://www.bluejeans.com/numbers/primetime-attendees/event?id=ptsrrzdz

Mar
10
Wed
PNW PGA “STAY INVOLVED” EDUCATION SERIES Building Relationships
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

PNW PGA “Stay Involved” Education Series

Building Relationships

Join us for a 60-minute video conference hosted by Molly Cooper, PGA and Barb Trammell,  PGA, CEO of the Oregon Golf Association. This virtual happy hour is an informal get-together for women in our Section. Join us to discuss your vision for 2021. Bring your beverage of choice!

This video conference will be held via Google Meet. Receive 1 PGA Required MSR / 1 AMP Credit for attending.

Mar
24
Wed
PNW PGA “STAY INVOLVED” EDUCATION SERIES The Art of the Short Game
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

PNW PGA “Stay Involved” Education Series

The Art of the Short Game

Join us for a 90-minute webinar presented by Jeff Coston. Join us for a 90-minute webinar presented by Jeff Coston. Jeff draws upon his experience on the PGA Tour, hundreds of golf schools with brilliant coaches and hundreds of rounds with top players to discuss the art of the short game, including the effectiveness of a swing station and the mental side of golf. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

This webinar will be held via Google Meet. Receive 2 PGA Required MSR’s / 1 AMP Credit for attending.

Apr
22
Thu
PNW PGA “STAY INVOLVED” EDUCATION SERIES So, Pro, You Wanna Be a General Manager?
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

PNW PGA “Stay Involved” Education Series

So, Pro, You Wanna Be a General Manager?

Come join “that scrappy kid from Lake City,” PGA Professional Marcus King, for 90 minutes of learning to become a General Manager from the street level.  As PGA Professionals, we are the natural leaders of the game and the business of golf. Marcus will lead you through best practices, pro tips, and strategies for embracing the role of General Manager as well as other non-traditional roles within our profession.  Learn the answers to the questions:

  • How do I prepare myself to take on the GM role?
  • How do I choose between public and private, or profit and nonprofit?
  • What skills and traits do I need?
  • Once I get there, what will make me “fireproof?”

Be ready for a fast-paced, crash course on getting you to that next level!

The General Manager of Sahalee Country Club, Marcus King has mentored many PGA Members to become general managers at their own facilities. His accomplishments have earned him 10 Section awards ‒ including the highest honor of Golf Professional of the Year in 2013.

This webinar will be held via Google Meet. Receive 2 PGA Required MSR’s / 1 AMP Education Credit for attending.

Dec
6
Mon
Bandon Dunes Workshop @ Bandon Dunes Golf Resort
Dec 6 – Dec 8 all-day

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

PNW PGA Section: https://www.pnwpga.com/member-services/education/

Central Washington Chapter: http://cwcpga.com/education

Inland Empire Chapter: https://pnwpga.com/iepga/chapter-info/education/

Western Montana Chapter: https://pnwpga.com/wmc/chapter-info/education/

Oregon Chapter: https://orpga.com/chapter-info/education/