PGA Teaching/Coaching Summit


PGA Teaching & Coaching Summit

Register for the 2015 PGA Teaching & Coaching Summit

The 14th PGA Teaching & Coaching Summit presented by OMEGA, Sunday-Monday, Jan. 18-19, 2015, offers numerous educational opportunities for both PGA and non-PGA Professionals. Carrying the theme, "A Lifetime Learning Experience," the Summit will be held at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, and opens the PGA Merchandise Show week.

The PGA of America's largest teaching forum emphasizes the coaching side of developing players to achieve their goals. Originated in 1988, the Summit features unique and renowned presenters over a two-day schedule.

FEES (Registration closes Jan. 14, 2015)

  • PGA of America members, apprentices, PGA Golf Management University students - $375.
    CLICK HERE to register.
  • LPGA Professionals, Allied Professionals - $600.
    CLICK HERE to register.

Registration packet (event materials and badge) pick-up will be held at the Orange County Convention Center on Sunday, Jan. 18, and again on Monday, Jan. 19, beginning at 6:30 a.m.

Sunday: January 18, 2015 / Schedule Day 1
7:30-7:40 a.m.Summit Overview and WelcomeEMCEE: Michael Breed, PGA
7:40-7:50 a.m.PGA of America: President's WelcomeDerek Sprague, PGA
7:50-9:05 a.m.Full Swing Student Live / Presentation (Mid-Handicap)Mike Adams, PGA
9:05-9:20 a.m.BreakAnnoucement - Michael Breed, PGA
9:20-10:20 a.m.Putting, Game Within a Game: Technique or the putter that spins, rolls or bounces the ball?Paul Hurrion (UK)
10:25-11:25 p.m."What, Why, and How to Make Adjustments"Moderator: Mike McGetrick, PGA
Panel: Sean Foley; Martin Hall, PGA; Mike Adams, PGA; Lou Guzzi, PGA
11:25-12:30 p.m.LUNCHAnnouncement - Michael Breed, PGA
12:30-1:15 p.m.Full Swing Student Live / Presentation (Mid-Handicap)Sean Foley
1:15-1:30 p.m.BreakAnnoucement - Michael Breed, PGA
1:30-2:30 p.m."Why Your Student's Game Won't Travel to the Golf Course"Dr. Tomasi, PGA & Dr. Guadagnoli
2:35-3:55 p.m.Jason Dufner, PGA: Live Lesson / Presentation (PGA Tour Player)Chuck Cook, PGA
4:00-5:00 p.m.Interview with Special Guest - TBDInterviewer: Gary Wiren, PGA
5:00-5:30 p.m.Golf Magazine Top 100 and Hall of Fame Member IntroductionDavid DeNunzio & David Clarke
5:30-7:30 p.m.World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame & Top 100 Reception
Reception is Sponsored By Golf Magazine
Golf Magazine Host

Monday: January 19, 2015 / Schedule Day 2
7:00-7:10 a.m.Welcome to Day 2: OverviewEMCEE: Michael Breed, PGA
7:10-7:30 a.m.PGA of America: The Importance of Teaching to the GamePGA CEO Pete Bevacqua
7:35-8:50 a.m.Live Student- Use of Force Plates/Trackman - PresentationChris Como & Bernie Najar, PGA
8:50-9:10 a.m.BreakAnnoucement - Michael Breed, PGA
9:10-10:10 a.m.Mastering the Wedge Game: Identifying, Understanding & Teaching the keys to a Tour Quality Wedge GameJames Ridyard (UK)
10:15-11:25 a.m.Full Swing Student Live / Presentation (Mid-Handicap)Jim Hardy, PGA & David Leadbetter, PGA
11:25-12:25 p.m.LUNCHAnnouncement - Michael Breed, PGA
12:25-1:25 p.m.Connecting With Women: "From Our Perspective"Moderator: Damon Hack
Panel: Gale Peterson, PGA; Kellie Stenzel, PGA; Krista Dunton, PGA; Kathy Gildersleeve-Jensen, PGA
1:30-2:45 p.m.Full Swing Student Live / Presentation (Mid-Handicap)Butch Harmon & Jim McLean, PGA
2:45-3:00 p.m.BreakAnnoucement - Michael Breed, PGA
3:00-4:20 p.m.World Golf Teacher Hall of Fame Members PanelModerator: Ed Ibarguen, PGA
Panel: Butch Harmon; David Leadbetter, PGA; Jim Hardy, PGA; Jim McLean, PGA; Mike Adams, PGA; Chuck Cook, PGA
4:25-5:10 p.m.Greg Norman, PGAInterviewer: Michael Breed, PGA
5:10-5:20 p.m.Conclusion to the SummitMichael Breed, PGA


Teacher will begin by sharing pertinent information with attendees, including the student's background, game and health. The student will hit approximately six shots into a net which will be recorded by two video cameras as well as Trackman to give ball flight numbers. Camera views and Trackman numbers will be displayed on two large screens. After approximately five swings, the assigned teacher will ask the audience to take five minutes to write down what they see, when they see it and how they would make adjustments or changes. The instructor will share what they would do with the student and why. Assigned teachers will take approximately 20 minutes for questions sent via text from the audience.

On Sunday, Jan. 18, Golf Magazine will announce their Top 100 and Hall of Fame Introduction. At the conclusion of the day's program, Golf Magazine will host a reception for all attendees, honoring the latest inductees into the World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame.

The following refund policy has been established for the 2015 PGA Teaching & Coaching Summit:

  • Withdraw before Wednesday, Jan. 14 (5:00 p.m. EST) – a $25 cancel fee will charged.
  • Withdraw after the Wednesday, Jan. 14 (5:00 p.m. EST) deadline – NO REFUND.

PGA members who attend the PGA Teaching & Coaching Summit will earn 8 credits per day for a total of 16 PGA Education Required. If the PGA member belongs to another Association, he/she will request their MSR Transcript to send to that Association.

A continental breakfast will be served each morning (Jan. 18-19) outside the Member Business Center on the third floor of the Orange County Convention Center. Breakfast times are:

  • Day 1 (Jan. 18) - 6:30-7:30 a.m. (included in the cost of the Summit)
  • Day 2 (Jan. 19) - 7:00-8:00 a.m. (included in the cost of the Summit)
  • Lunch will be provided each day, Jan. 18-19 (included in the cost of the Summit)

Golf attire is appropriate.

Seating for the Summit is on a first-come basis.

Parking is available at the Orange County Convention Center on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking fees are set by the Convention Center. Click here for information and to download a parking map, click here.

Those attending the PGA Teaching & Coaching Summit are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and accommodations. Click here for information.