Education

 

DiscoverGolf education events offer golf coaches industry leading, practically applicable junior golf programming solutions. Participants will explore 200+ unique skill development games, categorized by age category, motor learning perspective, and distinguishing game characteristics. Coaches will receive our proprietary game design template and learn how to make games that are both highly engaging and effective for long-term player development. Level 1 participants also receive unlimited access to our 500+ junior golf game VIDEO library. Level 2 participants will leave with their very own custom class builds, complete with private coach admin panel, up to 100 student and parent accounts, and 5 additional coach logins.

Who are these events for? Golf professionals looking to transform both their junior golf coaching program and business model through the power of engagement. Whether you’re training the next Major Champion or an 8-year-old beginner, your ability to grow as junior golf programmer is based on providing meaningful training contexts to players of all ages and abilities. DiscoverGolf is an industry leader in providing the kinds of tools that smart and ambitious coaches are looking for.

I have been around junior golf my entire career. I always knew there was a better way to reach junior golfers than the traditional clinic format, but could never quite put my finger on it. After attending Richard Franklin’s education event it was so clear that this is the future of junior golf. DiscoverGolf is leaps and bounds ahead of anything else, it is as simple as that. I am so impressed with DiscoverGolf that I have joined the coaching staff in 2019.

Chip Beck

Chip Beck- 4 Time PGA Tour Winner, 2 Time Ryder Cup Member, DiscoverGolf Coach

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

DiscoverGolf Coaches

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      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! 

      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 REGISTER
      Junior Golf Coach Camp Richmond, VA
      Magnolia Greens GC
      August 26th, 2019REGISTER
      Junior Golf Coach Camp Fort Myers, Florida- Gateway GCAugust 31st, 2019 REGISTER
      Junior Golf Coach Camp - Level 1/ Level 2 Immersive Lake Forest , IL September 7-8, 2019 REGISTER
      Junior Golf Coach Camp Austin, TXSeptember 15, 2019 REGISTER
      Junior Golf Coach Camp - Level 1/ Level 2 Immersive San Jose, CA October 19-20, 2019 REGISTER
      Junior Golf Coach Camp - Level 1/ Level 2 Immersive Paris, France October 28/ 29, 2019 REGISTER
      Junior Golf Coach Copenhagen, Denmark November 1, 2019 REGISTER
      Junior Golf Coach Camp - Level 1/ Level 2 Immersive Belenhaff, LuxembourgNovember 7-8, 2019 REGISTER
      Junior Golf Coach Camp - Level 1/ Level 2 Immersive Milan, Italy November 11-12 2019 REGISTER
      Junior Golf Coach Camp - Level 1/ Level 2 Immersive Bangkok, Thailand November 21-22REGISTER
      OnlineOnlineVarious datesREGISTER

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