Golf’s Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) guide encompasses all aspects of athlete progression – from early childhood through to adulthood. The framework is at the core of Golf Canada’s mission to develop players that can compete at the highest level within the sport.
Canada’s Junior Competitive Pathway is a valuable tool to assist players and parents in choosing appropriate competitions for junior aged players based on several factors including age, current tournament handicap and stage of development (based on the Long-Term Player Development Guide for Golf in Canada). The pathway also illustrates what level of PGA of Canada training / certification is recommended for coaching players at the various stages of development.
Below are links and resources addressing important aspects of any young athlete’s development:
- Goal Setting
- Proper Training Methods
- Golf Warm-Up
- Golf Nutrition
- Travel Preparations
- Custom Club Fitting
- The Role of Parents and Coaches
Post-Secondary Golf Opportunities
Athletes aspiring to pursue post-secondary opportunities opportunities will find important information on both US and Canadian Collegiate golf including: the application process, admission requirements, training programs and scholarships. Download the powerpoint by clicking here.
While producing some of the best amateur players in the world, the National Team Program provides young players wit the best possible support service in facilitating their development.
For more information on how to make the national team and what it entails, click here.