DiscoverGolf coach workshops are designed to give junior golf coaches a DESIGNER’S MIND. We believe in a student -first , game based presentation of a golf format that is both accessible, generous to players of all motivation levels and emotionally resonant to all. This is a undertaking that demands perspectives from developmental psychology, constraints based motor learning approaches, game design scholarship, behavioral psychology , and a recognition of the cultural moment we live in.
Our workshops distill these disciplines into a practically applicable, hands on module that bring will bring critical concepts to light. During coach events, practitioners will have the chance to experience every one of the games within our PlayGRIND coaching kit , as well as experience full class concepts. As you the junior golf specialist , toggles between research/ theory and live embodiments of those themes we are extremely confident that you will take home a mindset and readily available tool kit that will transform your ability to engage young people.
For me brilliant insights that every youth golf program in the wold should consider ! Thanks for sharing your genius Richard Franklin.
Through completing many education programs over the years I have learned a lot. Some stand out because of their technical insights, some because of their collective knowledge and system ideas. Discover Golf certification is a different education and in a very good way. The education invites the coaches to think outside the box using a well designed deck of choice golf games to create and design exciting challenges and missions which ignite not only excitement in the golfers but also the coaches themselves.
DiscoverGolf is a cutting edge, innovative way of developing golfers using the latest science and research that is character and skill development wrapped up in fun and innovative games engaging and challenging for all levels of golfers.
Richard Franklin’s DiscoverGolf certification program is an impressive demonstration of how golf coaches can reach new audiences by upgrading their thinking around coaching in a digital world. If you are a golf coach that is looking to improve both the effectiveness and presentation of your training program, I highly recommend attending a DiscoverGolf certification.
Richard Franklin is showing golf coaches the future of coaching, today. If you have an inkling that the current coaching model is flawed and major disruption is on the way, I strongly urge you to attend a DiscoverGolf event.
Richard Franklin’s passion to teach golf professionals how to run a successful program is unmatched in the world of Junior Golf
Download your brain the night before attending a DiscoverGolf event, because Richard pours out information that golf pros are not getting access to. DiscoverGolf education events are nothing like anything in the industry. For anyone serious about junior golf, they are a MUST.
DiscoverGolf education events are an otherworldly experince. Richard Franklin is clearly from another planet and he has granted us “humans” with his ideas.
I have done 5 events with Richard Franklin and DiscoverGolf. Each time I absorb something that shapes the way I do business. In the last year my junior golf program is up 175% based on these programs.
|Axis Academy||Houston||Feb 6-7||Completed|
|Turf Valley GC||Maryland||March 3-4||Completed|
|Combine Performance||Phoenix||March 10-11||Completed|
|The American School Of Bangkok - Green Valley Campus||Bangkok||August 18 - Level 1 (Coaches & Parents Welcome) - $399|
August 19 - Level 2 (Coaches Only) - $399
|SOLD OUT. Completed.|
|Scott Hogan Golf/ Inwood Golf Course||Chicago, IL||Level 1: September 23|
Level 2: September 24
* all attendance fees can be credited towards $99 monthly license fees *
|SOLD OUT, Completed|
|Creighton Farms hosted by Erika Larkin||Aldie, VA||October 9, 2018 Now||Completed|
|Braelinn GC- Hosted by Chris Knobloch||Atlanta, GA||November 14-15||Completed|
|Monticello GC- Hosted by Patrizio Daveri||Milan, Italy||November 28||Completed|
|Fourquex GC - Hosted By Cedric Denis||Paris, France||November 30||Completed|
|WekIva GC- LEVEL 1 PGA SHOW EVENT||Orlando PGA SHOW||January 22, 2019||Completed|
|Wekiva GC - LEVEL 1/2 PGA SHOW EVENT||Orlando PGA SHOW||January 26-27||Completed|
|Thailand||Bangkok, Thailand||Feb 2-3, 2019||Completed|
|Turf Valley GC||Ellicott City, MD||March 18, 2019||Completed|
|Creighton Farms hosted by Erika Larkin||Aldie, VA||March 19, 2019||Completed|
|Braelinn Golf Club- Hosted by Chris Knobloch||Peachtree City, GA||March 20, 2019||Completed|
|Golf de Luxembourg||Luxembourg||March 25, 2019||Completed|
|Junior Golf Coach Camp||Lake Forest, IL||April 15, 2019||Completed|
|Junior Golf Coach Camp - Hosted by Chris Knobloch||Braelinn Golf Club- Peachtree City, GA||August 12, 2019||Completed|
|Junior Golf Coach Camp - Hosted by Chris Knobloch||Turf Valley GC - Ellicott City, MD||August 25th, 2019||Completed|
|Junior Golf Coach Camp||Richmond, VA|
Magnolia Greens GC
|August 26th, 2019||Completed|
|Junior Golf Coach Camp||Fort Myers, Florida- Gateway GC||August 31st, 2019||Completed|
|Junior Golf Coach Camp - Level 1/ Level 2 Immersive||Lake Forest , IL||September 7-8, 2019||Completed|
|Junior Golf Coach Camp||Austin, TX||September 15, 2019||Completed|
|Junior Golf Coach Camp||Falls Rd GC - Bethesda, MD||October 7, 2019||Completed|
|DiscoverGolf - INDOOR EVENT - "Gamify" Your Winter Programs||Chicago, IL||October 28, 2019||Completed|
|Junior Golf Coach Camp - Level 1/ Level 2 Immersive||San Jose, CA||October 19-20, 2019||Completed|
|Junior Golf Coach||Copenhagen, Denmark||November 1, 2019||Completed|
|Junior Golf Coach Camp - Level 1/ Level 2 Immersive||Milan, Italy||November 5-6, 2019||Completed|
|Junior Golf Coach Camp - Level 1||Milan, Italy||1 Day REGISTRATION||Completed|
|Junior Golf Coach Camp - Level 1/ Level 2 Immersive||Belenhaff, Luxembourg||November 7-8, 2019||Completed|
|Junior Golf Coach Camp - Level 1||Belenhaff, Luxembourg||1 Day REGISTRATION||Completed|
|Junior Golf Coach Camp - Level 1/ Level 2 Immersive||PGA Golf du Vaudreuil - Paris, France||November 11-12, 2019||Completed|
|Junior Golf Coach Camp - Level 1||PGA Golf du Vaudreuil - Paris, France||1 Day REGISTRATION||Completed|
|Junior Golf Coach Camp - Level 1/ Level 2 Immersive||Bangkok, Thailand||November 21-22||Completed|
|Junior Golf Workshop||Chicago, IL||December 6||Completed|
|Junior Golf Coach Workshop- Level 1||Kansas City, MO||December 20||Completed|
|Junior Golf Workshop- Special PGA Show Week Event||Orlando, FL||January 21, 2020||REGISTER|
|Illinois PGA Junior Golf Summit||Chicagoland area||March 4, 2020|
|Junior Golf Coach Camp - Level 1/2/3 Immersive||Lake Forest, IL||March 7-9, 2020||REGISTER|
|Junior Golf Coach Camp - Level 1||Virgina Beach ( w/ Andrew Brewer and Gavin Parker )||March 16||REGISTER|
|Junior Golf Coach Camp - Level 1||Bethesda, MD - Congressional CC||March 17||REGISTER|
|Junior Golf Coach Camp - Level 1||Braelinn GC, Peachtree City, GA ( w/ Chris Knobloch )||March 18||REGISTER|
|Junior Golf Coach Camp - Level 1||Windsor CC ( w/ Matt Challenor )||March 20||REGISTER|
|Southern Texas PGA Section Junior Golf Summit||Houston Area||March 23|
|Junior Golf Coach Camp - Level 1||Blackhorse GC Houston, TX ( w/ EJ Kim )||March 24||REGISTER|
|Junior Golf Coach Camp - Level 1||One Under Golf ( w/Patrixk Foppe )||March 27||REGISTER|
Hear what these coaches have to say about DiscoverGolf
Day 1 Agenda
Research Review :
The science behind Student First, Game-Based Skill Development Systems.
9:00am- 11: 30 am
Live Demonstration of the DiscoverGolf PlayGRIND coaching kit.
100+ pre-made games specifically engineered for 8-14 year old golfers.
11:30 – 12:15
12: 15- 1:30
DiscoverGolf Game Design Template ;
Learn the FUNdamentals and mechanics behind deeply engaging learning games.
Design schemas include :
DiscoverGolf Core 20 Mechanics
1:30 pm – 4 pm
Break out design session; game/ class design, implementation, and review.
Coaches will break out into groups of 3-4 and use the DiscoverGolfdesign framework and the PlayGRIND kit to make 20-minute classes for the entire group.
Day 2 Agenda
Pre Made Classes/ Camp Seqeunces :
Extending on individual games into week long/ semester/ and summer camp sequences. Detailed discussion of DiscoverGolf “Missions”.
PlayGRIND demo ; Part 2
100s of MORE games , including variations based on “gamer archetype” , personality, and biological / developmental age.
DiscoverGolf Business Model; Monetizing Large Scale Group.
The logistics, staff training , and marketing behind the “$1k / hr DG model”
Filling in the Gaps
Open time to demonstrate , play games again , play / invent new ones, discuss logistics of setup and individual needs.
” Patterns of
Play : The Mechanics of Student- First Skill Development”