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  • Writer's pictureSarah McQuade

Mentoring Continues to Matter: The PGA of GB&I Offers Training to Second Group of PGA Professionals

The PGA of GB & Ireland know that one of the best opportunities for learning is the work-based environment. In Golf, this is the golf shop, the driving range, putting green and of course, the course itself! 

High-quality learning and development assumes that the learner in question, in this case the PGA Trainee Professional, has a learning and development need, that addressing this would value-add to their practice, that they have evolved learning strategies and are appropriately supported in the field. 

The PGA Professional is perhaps best placed to assume the role of a mentor and provide supported practice to help accelerate the PGA Trainee's ability to:

·       Organize and deliver coaching sessions for individuals and groups

·       Assist in organizing and running competitions

·       Perform clubs repairs and custom fitting

e.t.c coaching consultants (John Ackerly, Linda Low and Sarah McQuade) were thrilled to partner with Mi-Mentor and lead the delivery of the second PGA Training Professional Mentoring Program for 15 Club Professionals from across GB and Ireland.

The program offers access to world-leading mentoring concepts and tools using the custom built PGA MiMentor Platform.

The Mentoring Programme is built into learning blocks, delivered over 8 weeks and adopts a blended approach using on-line courses and webinars to provide PGA Professionals with access to:

  1. An Introduction to Mentoring

  2. Profiling and Supported Practice in the Field

  3. The Art and Architecture of Questioning and Listening

  4. Reflection and Development

This second cohort have been equally as thoughtful, engaging and curious about what mentoring is and does and how they can do it better. Feedback from this cohort suggest they enjoyed:

"The self-development and raising of awareness.'
'Learning about the art of questioning and listening.'

MASSIVE thanks to John Ackerly and Linda Low for lending their expertise and support to help these PGA Professionals evolve their mentoring knowledge, skills and practice.

Thank you to the PGA of GB & I for trusting MiMentor and e.t.c to lead the learning and development of perhaps your best people asset, the PGA Professional!

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