28 episodes

The CPG Podcast brings the latest features, news and in-depth interviews from the world of professional golf, PGAs and PGA Professionals.

The CPG is an association of 32 National PGAs with a collective membership in excess of 12,550 golf professionals and is committed to the advancement of golf, golfers and the golf profession across Europe.

The Confederation is also a partner in Ryder Cup Europe as the sole member of the Ryder Cup European Development Trust, and is widely acknowledged as a lead body in the delivery of golf development expertise.

The CPG Podcast - Togetherness, Collaboration & Development Confederation of Professional Golf [CPG]

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The CPG Podcast brings the latest features, news and in-depth interviews from the world of professional golf, PGAs and PGA Professionals.

The CPG is an association of 32 National PGAs with a collective membership in excess of 12,550 golf professionals and is committed to the advancement of golf, golfers and the golf profession across Europe.

The Confederation is also a partner in Ryder Cup Europe as the sole member of the Ryder Cup European Development Trust, and is widely acknowledged as a lead body in the delivery of golf development expertise.

    Adaptive Golf: The Financial Impact - Todd Keirstead | CPG Masterclass Series

    Adaptive Golf: The Financial Impact - Todd Keirstead | CPG Masterclass Series

    Todd Keirstead is one of the world's best golf entertainers in the game, starring on various golf shows including the Golf Channel, CTV Sports Plays of the Year, and has also featured on ESPN, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, TSN and TMZ.   

    Whilst performing for United States military veterans, Keirstead realised that with each shot he was hitting was in fact inadvertently altering their mindsets from ‘I can’t' to ‘I can’. Todd was showing these amazing military individuals how golf could be played in an adaptive way.  

     Shortly after Todd has created his own Adaptive Golf Initiative, becoming one of the leaders in promoting and empowering individuals of all abilities to get involved in the game of golf. Keirstead has enlightened thousands with his vision that anyone can play golf, no matter what their circumstance. “My vision is to ignite the passion in individuals and to transcend personal boundaries both on and off the fairway”. 

     In this podcast, Todd will utilise a business case study on the financial impact of adaptive golf and how it can influence your business moving forwards. This should provide a better understanding of:  

    - The importance of inclusion and diversity 

    - The benefits that can be achieved by your business through increased inclusion 

    - A better acceptance that golf can and should reflect the community of which your business is in.  

    The CPG Masterclass Series embodies a range of talks and presentations for PGAs and PGA Professionals that cover a variety of subjects and topics, delivered by world-class, industry leading experts from their respective fields. Find out more at http://cp.golf/masterclass.

    • 40 min
    The Art & Science of Wedge Play - Steven Orr | CPG Masterclass Series

    The Art & Science of Wedge Play - Steven Orr | CPG Masterclass Series

    Steven has been a full time golf coach for 17 years and recently became the youngest ever recipient of the coveted PGA Master Professional title. He has a Master’s Degree (MSc) in sports coaching and is currently working towards a Doctorate in Elite Performance at The University of Central Lancashire.  

    Steven has coached European tour players, ladies European tour players, the 2018 Great Britain and Ireland Curtis Cup side and was voted England Golf Coach of the year in 2015. He also has a strong track record in elite junior coaching, having coached several juniors all the way from junior golf through to National level. As a speaker, Steven has delivered sessions at conferences in multiple countries worldwide including Argentina, Holland, Denmark, Italy, China, Bulgaria and Spain.  

    This podcast is aimed at all professional golfers and assistants with a particular interest in coaching wedge play and more broadly the short game to golfers. By the end of this sessions, listeners will:  

    - Have a greater understanding of coaching the short game to golfers of all levels.  

    - Be able to examine different perspectives of elite level player’s pitching techniques, including the key ball, club and movement characteristics within their short games  

    The CPG Masterclass Series embodies a range of talks and presentations for PGAs and PGA Professionals that cover a variety of subjects and topics, delivered by world-class, industry leading experts from their respective fields. Find out more at http://cp.golf/masterclass.

    • 37 min
    Developing a Successful Golf Tourism Strategy - Ryan Brandeburg | CPG Masterclass Series

    Developing a Successful Golf Tourism Strategy - Ryan Brandeburg | CPG Masterclass Series

    US PGA Professional, Ryan Brandeburg, is the Executive Director of Golf Tourism New Zealand [GTNZ], the Director of Golf for Tourism New Zealand, and the golf consultant to the city of Auckland. Additionally, he is a partner in the Golf Strategy Group, a New Zealand based golf consultancy business, and Managing Director of New Zealand's Institute of Golf, a teaching academy known best for finding Lydia Ko as a six year old and taking her on the journey to #1 in the world.   

    With a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and a specialisation in Professional Golf Management from Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina, USA, Ryan previously served in various golf management roles in the USA, across several high-profile facilities and one of the world’s largest private equity firms, The Blackstone Group. His journey in New Zealand first came about in 2009, becoming director of golf for both Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnappers - two courses ranked amongst the top 50 in the world. To add to his plethora of credentials, Ryan sits on the board of the New Zealand Golf Industry Council, and has written two books aimed at educating young PGA Professionals.   

    In this podcast, Ryan will give insight into the GTNZ project, discussing the importance of creating a golf tourism strategy, how it was developed, and the steps taken to implement it (with a summary of outcomes to date). Additionally, by tying this work into club, city, regional and national level contexts, Ryan will give PGAs and PGA Professionals an understanding as to why these are important considerations for themselves, and their own facilities.  

    The CPG Masterclass Series embodies a range of talks and presentations for PGAs and PGA Professionals that cover a variety of subjects and topics, delivered by world-class, industry leading experts from their respective fields. Find out more at http://cp.golf/masterclass.

    • 40 min
    Your Personal Practice Plan to Develop Coaching Skills - Russell Warner | CPG Masterclass Series

    Your Personal Practice Plan to Develop Coaching Skills - Russell Warner | CPG Masterclass Series

    Russell trained with his father in the UK before leaving for Switzerland in 2001. Since 2004, he had been the head Professional at Golfclub Heidental in Switzerland, and has spent the past 6 years in education roles with the Swiss PGA.  

    His research and learning has been based around two key questions: How do I become a great coach? How can we develop great coaches? These questions have taken him around the world to visit many great coaches and also led to his completion of a Masters Degree in Sports Coaching at the University of Birmingham.  

    He is an avid user of technology within the assessment phase of coaching and embraces a person first approach to support golfers on their journey or solve any problem they may experience.  

    In this podcast, Russell will unpack his MSc research on coach learning and link it to his own journey as a coach and coach developer. The aim is to assist any practicing coach in reflecting on their beliefs of how they learn. It will assist them in a better choice of future learning activities, saving both time and money.  

    The CPG Masterclass Series embodies a range of talks and presentations for PGAs and PGA Professionals that cover a variety of subjects and topics, delivered by world-class, industry leading experts from their respective fields. Find out more at http://cp.golf/masterclass.

    • 40 min
    Your Professional 'Why': Identifying It & Achieving It [Pt 02] - Ian Peek | CPG Masterclass Series

    Your Professional 'Why': Identifying It & Achieving It [Pt 02] - Ian Peek | CPG Masterclass Series

    CPG Golf Development Team member and Transition and Performance Coach, Ian Peek, is heavily involved in researching the sociological and psychological elements of golf and coaching performance. As a conference and webinar presenter, Ian has presented to colleagues worldwide since 2004.  

    In part two of this podcast special, Ian continues the challenge for you to first of all identify your Professional ‘why’ [your passions, your inspirations and your motivations], and then provides a clear and easy-to-follow framework for helping you to then achieve your professional ‘why’.  

    The CPG Masterclass Series embodies a range of talks and presentations for PGAs and PGA Professionals that cover a variety of subjects and topics, delivered by world-class, industry leading experts from their respective fields. Find out more at http://cp.golf/masterclass.

    • 37 min
    The Golfing Buddha - David Kearney | CPG Masterclass Series

    The Golfing Buddha - David Kearney | CPG Masterclass Series

    As a longstanding PGA Professional, David Kearney has had various coaching involvements and successes including  his work with the Irish Ladies Golf team for 19 years and his leading role during the Carton House's staging of the 2018 World Amateur team championships, The Eisenhower Trophy and The Espirito Santo Trophy.  

    As part of his golf development work, David has represented The CPG and The R&A on golf missions and speaking engagements in Panama, Brazil, India, Bulgaria, Hungary, Bahrain and Ukraine, where he advised on Development and High performance programs. He is currently working on the International Golf Federations Olympic solidarity program, bringing training programs to Bahrain and Ukraine.  

    As part of David's volunteering as a counsellor with Ireland's Depression and Bi-Polar support group, and in anticipation of a book he is currently working on, David will use this webinar to explore the significance of the Buddha's writings and aligns the content and its significance to the life of golf and golfers.  

    The CPG Masterclass Series embodies a range of talks and presentations for PGAs and PGA Professionals that cover a variety of subjects and topics, delivered by world-class, industry leading experts from their respective fields. Find out more at http://cp.golf/masterclass.

    • 32 min

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