Education

 

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.

Michael Hebron

PGA Hall of Fame

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.

Leon Marks

PGA Professional , Golf de Luxembourg

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.

Bobby Clampett

- PGA Tour (1990-1995) - 3 Worldwide Wins - CBS Announcer , Ex-PGA Tour Professional

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.

Chris Como

PGA Tour Coach

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.

Cedric Denis

Founder of Spider Golf app

Richard Franklin’s passion to teach golf professionals how to run a successful program is unmatched in the world of Junior Golf

Chris Knobloch

2017 Georgia PGA Youth Development Leader

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.

Mike Carbray

PGA Professional

DiscoverGolf education events are an otherworldly experince. Richard Franklin is clearly from another planet and he has granted us “humans” with his ideas.

Julian Simon

PGA Professional

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.

Scott Hogan

PGA Professional

FacilityLocationDateRegister
Axis AcademyHoustonFeb 6-7Completed
DeerpathChicagoFeb 17-18Completed
Turf Valley GCMarylandMarch 3-4Completed
Combine PerformancePhoenixMarch 10-11Completed
The American School Of Bangkok - Green Valley CampusBangkokAugust 18 - Level 1 (Coaches & Parents Welcome) - $399
August 19 - Level 2 (Coaches Only) - $399
SOLD OUT. Completed.
Scott Hogan Golf/ Inwood Golf CourseChicago, ILLevel 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, VAOctober 9, 2018 NowCompleted
Braelinn GC- Hosted by Chris KnoblochAtlanta, GANovember 14-15Completed
Monticello GC- Hosted by Patrizio DaveriMilan, ItalyNovember 28Completed
Fourquex GC - Hosted By Cedric DenisParis, FranceNovember 30Completed
WekIva GC- LEVEL 1 PGA SHOW EVENT Orlando PGA SHOW January 22, 2019Completed
Wekiva GC - LEVEL 1/2 PGA SHOW EVENT Orlando PGA SHOW January 26-27Completed
ThailandBangkok, ThailandFeb 2-3, 2019Completed
Turf Valley GCEllicott City, MDMarch 18, 2019 Completed
Creighton Farms hosted by Erika LarkinAldie, VAMarch 19, 2019 Completed
Braelinn Golf Club- Hosted by Chris Knobloch Peachtree City, GAMarch 20, 2019 Completed
Golf de LuxembourgLuxembourgMarch 25, 2019Completed
Junior Golf Coach CampLake Forest, ILApril 15, 2019 Completed
Junior Golf Coach Camp - Hosted by Chris Knobloch Braelinn Golf Club- Peachtree City, GAAugust 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, 2019Completed
Junior Golf Coach Camp Fort Myers, Florida- Gateway GCAugust 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, TXSeptember 15, 2019 Completed
Junior Golf Coach Camp Falls Rd GC - Bethesda, MDOctober 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 1Milan, Italy 1 Day REGISTRATIONCompleted
Junior Golf Coach Camp - Level 1/ Level 2 Immersive Belenhaff, LuxembourgNovember 7-8, 2019 Completed
Junior Golf Coach Camp - Level 1Belenhaff, Luxembourg1 Day REGISTRATIONCompleted
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 1PGA Golf du Vaudreuil - Paris, France 1 Day REGISTRATION Completed
Junior Golf Coach Camp - Level 1/ Level 2 Immersive Bangkok, Thailand November 21-22Completed
Junior Golf WorkshopChicago, IL December 6 Completed
Junior Golf Coach Workshop- Level 1 Kansas City, MODecember 20 Completed
Junior Golf Workshop- Special PGA Show Week Event Orlando, FL January 21, 2020REGISTER
Illinois PGA Junior Golf Summit Chicagoland area March 4, 2020
Junior Golf Coach Camp - Level 1/2/3 Immersive Lake Forest, ILMarch 7-9, 2020REGISTER
Junior Golf Coach Camp - Level 1Virgina Beach ( w/ Andrew Brewer and Gavin Parker ) March 16REGISTER
Junior Golf Coach Camp - Level 1Bethesda, MD - Congressional CCMarch 17 REGISTER
Junior Golf Coach Camp - Level 1Braelinn GC, Peachtree City, GA ( w/ Chris Knobloch ) March 18 REGISTER
Junior Golf Coach Camp - Level 1Windsor CC ( w/ Matt Challenor ) March 20 REGISTER
Southern Texas PGA Section Junior Golf Summit Houston AreaMarch 23
Junior Golf Coach Camp - Level 1Blackhorse GC Houston, TX ( w/ EJ Kim )March 24 REGISTER
Junior Golf Coach Camp - Level 1One Under Golf ( w/Patrixk Foppe ) March 27 REGISTER
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DiscoverGolf Coaches

      Hear what these coaches have to say about DiscoverGolf

      Certification Agenda

      Day 1 Agenda

      8am- 9am
      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

      Lunch 

      12: 15- 1:30 

      DiscoverGolf Game Design Template ;

      Learn the FUNdamentals and mechanics behind deeply engaging learning games.

      Design schemas include :

      Holistic Outcomes

      Experience Mechanics

      DiscoverGolf Core 20 Mechanics

      Connection Mechanics

      Game Mechanics

      Social Mechanics

      Logistics 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

      8am- 9:30am
      Pre Made Classes/ Camp Seqeunces  :

      Extending on individual games into week long/ semester/ and summer camp sequences.  Detailed discussion of DiscoverGolf “Missions”. 

      930am -1130am

      PlayGRIND demo ; Part 2  

      100s of MORE games , including variations based on “gamer archetype” , personality, and biological / developmental age. 

      11:30am-12:15pm

      Lunch 

      12:15pm- 2:15pm

      DiscoverGolf Business Model; Monetizing Large Scale Group. 

      The logistics, staff training , and marketing behind the “$1k / hr DG model” 

      2:15pm- 4pm 

      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” 

       

      At DiscoverGolf coaching events, we go well beyond the surface level descriptions of  “fun” and “games”.  Our approach is to take coaches through a rigorous examination of a constellation of concepts that make up fun, play, and games ( in a golf training context ).

      We have distilled 10 years of research and development into a highly intuitive workflow. This proprietary game design methodology is empowering coaches around the world to deploy their unique coaching message into a deeply engaging game architecture; allowing fun AND learning to take place! 

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