Programs

National Teaching and Coaching Conference

Registration for the PGA of Canada’s National Teaching and Coaching Conference is open to:

  • PGA of Canada members
  • International PGA members and LPGA members (please include your PGA/LPGA ID#  and PGA/LPGA affiliate country in the registration form)
  • Community Golf Coach and Special Olympics Golf Coaches
  • PGA endorsed delegates. Non-PGA members are welcome to attend, provided a PGA member supports their registration in writing to accompany the registration form.

CLICK HERE FOR 2018 REGISTRATION

Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale
6750 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, ON L5N 2L3
Book by Telephone: 905-821-1981

For your convenience, we have a block of rooms for those requiring accommodations at the reduced rate of $185.00 plus taxes per night.  Please advise that you are with PGA of Canada to get the group rate. This reduced rate will be available until November 2, 2018. Book On-line

Cameron McCormick

Cameron McCormick began coaching golf in his home country of Australia in 1998. Moving to the United States in 2000 he brought with him the coaching principles honed under the tutelage of the Victorian Institute of Sport coaches.

With a background in competitive golf, both collegiate, amateur and professional; in addition to knowledge in the biomechanics, motor learning and psychology domains, Cameron has developed an international reputation as a sought after coach to players at, or aspiring to, high levels of competitive mastery. 

McCormick’s client list covers the gamut from beginner to elite players.

He is most well known for coaching 3 time Major Champion, Jordan Spieth since the age of 12; and 2011 US Women’s Open Champion & 2017 ANA Inspiration Champion So Yeon Ryu. His clients, past and present, include over 20 combined PGA, Champions, Web.com and LPGA Tour players & 4 of the last 8 USGA Junior Amateur champions.

He is the founder of Altus Performance and serves at the Director of Instruction at the Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas, Texas.

He is a Golf Digest Top 50 instructor, a Golf Magazine Top 100 teacher and in 2015 was named the PGA of America Teacher of the Year

Richard Bailey PhD FRSA

Richard is one of the world’s leading researchers into the relationships between sport, physical activity, and human development. He leads research at the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education, the worldwide umbrella body for sports science and education organisations. Before this position, he was Full Professor at four UK Universities. He is the author/editor of 30 books and more than 120 research articles. Richard has worked with Nike, Unilever, UNESCO, OECD, WHO, IOC, EU, Die Deutsche GIZ, Premier League, Football Association, Professional Golfers Association, Sport England, Sports Coach UK, and several similar agencies, and the governments of England, Scotland, Wales, Korea, and South Africa. He was scientific adviser on the worldwide ‘Designed to Move initiative, editor of UNESCO’s Revised International Charter of Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport, and is Senior Expert for Physical Education for OECD’s 2030 agenda.

Trillium Rose
Director of Instruction at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland

Trillium Rose is a certified teaching professional and Director of Instruction at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland. An innovator and life-long learner, her knowledge of teacher effectiveness, mechanics and practice training has proven highly successful.   She has improved the games of over 1,000 individuals who rely on her cutting-edge expertise, and honest, straight- forward approach.

Her area of expertise is in helping golfers develop their skills as quickly as possible and help them practice efficiently.  She is highly skilled at designing and implementing curriculums that develop golf athletes with targeted practice plans.   A graduate of Teachers College, Columbia University with a master’s degree in Motor Learning and Control, she also has a formal education in the science behind how people acquire and adapt skills. 

Known for her accurate swing diagnostics, and her dedication to meeting students' goals with as minimal disruption as possible, she has a loyal following of students including political figures, world leaders, and A-list celebrities of all ability levels.  On one side of the spectrum, she has taken single digit handicaps down to scratch and on the other side she has guided novices through their first experiences on the golf course.

She was recently recognized as a Top 50 Teacher by the LPGA. She was honored as the 2017 Middle Atlantic PGA "Teacher of the Year,"  and awarded a “Best Teacher in State” distinction (ranked #3). Selected as one of “America’s Best Young Teachers” by Golf Digest, and a US Kids Master Instructor, Trillium Rose's name has been synonymous with quality practice standards and trusted education. 

Trillium lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and daughter.

 


 

Tom Morton 
Director of Coaching & Development, PGA Master Professional

Born in Sacramento, Tom is the second son of Ken & Kathy Morton and has played competitive golf since the age of five. Tom’s golf career was fostered through the Haggin Oaks Junior Golf Programs and through the instruction of his father, Ken Morton, Sr., a five-time national PGA award winner and long-time PGA Director of Golf at Haggin Oaks. Tom has played tournament golf since the Little Linker program at age 7, and then played on the Junior Golf Association of Northern California Tour and American Junior Golf Association events.

His scholastic achievements and golf game enabled Tom to receive a golf scholarship to the University of California at Santa Barbara where he played competitively for 4 years. Tom’s golf career highlights include:

  • 2-Time National PGA Award Winner:
    • 2014 Youth Player Development Award
    • 2017 Player Development Award
  • 7-Time Northern California PGA Section Award Winner:
    • 2002 Assistant/Apprentice of the Year
    • 2006 & 2015 Horton Smith Award
    • 2008 & 2012 Youth Player Development Award
    • 2012 & 2014 Player Development Award
  • 2016 – First PGA Master Professional in Player Development
  • 2014-2016 Chair, National PGA Player Development Committee
  • 2017-2018 Golf Athlete Development Model Technical Expert Group
  • Golf Range Association of America – Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional
  • 2006-2009 U.S. Kids Top 50 Kids Teacher
  • 2009 U.S. Kids Master Kids Teacher
  • 2002 NCPGA Apprentice Championship Winner
  • 2017 NCPGA Match Play Champion
  • 2017 Participant, PGA Tour Barracuda Championship
  • Member 2014 NCPGA Cup Team
  • Member 1999 & 2000 NCPGA Assistant/Apprentice Cup Team
  • All-Big West Conference Selection for UCSB (Spring 1997)
  • Assistant Golf Coach UCSB (Fall 1997)
  • Two-time selection U.S. collegiate team for Pacific-Rim World Collegiate Championship in Japan
  • Member of Jr. America’s Cup Team for Northern California
  • 1992 Northern California High School Champion

Tom is a certified club fitter for: Titleist, Cobra, Ping, Tour Edge, Taylor Made, and Callaway, as well as many other major club manufacturers. Tom is also certified to utilize TrackMan and SAM Putt Lab technology.

As the PGA Director of Coaching & Development for Morton Golf (Haggin Oaks, Bing Maloney, Land Park & Bartley Cavanaugh), Tom is heavily involved with designing and coaching many programs.

Tom is married to his wife, Erin, and has two children, Evan and Ellis

Alastair Spink – PGA Professional

Alastair Spink is a Fellow Professional of the PGA and has 30+ years of experience within the golf industry fulfilling a variety of roles including General Manager, Director of Golf, Head Professional and currently as Head Coach and researcher. He is also a member of the 2018 PGA’s of Europe Development Team and England Golf’s Women & Girls advisory panel.

In 2011, Alastair designed a female participation and coaching programme that with the support of leading global agricultural company, Syngenta, has grown into an internationally acclaimed project called love.golf

love.golf is based upon Alastair’s studies at the University of Birmingham and the consumer insight from recent research commissioned by Syngenta. As love.golf’s head coach Alastair supports a team of like-minded and forward-thinking coaches, helping to create opportunities and share best practice for building and growing a community of new and existing female golfers.

In 2014, Alastair completed a Post Graduate degree in Sports Coaching at the University of Birmingham and more recently a Masters degree with a focus upon gender and the sport versus social challenges experienced by many women as they negotiate their participation through golf. Keen to continue his research, he is now undertaking a PhD and looks forward to sharing his results and findings across the golf industry and beyond.

Alastair has presented his research and ideas at a number of international and national coaching events including the UK, Austria, Spain, Switzerland, Greece, Germany and Sweden.

 

Matt Wilson
Head Coach - Women's National Development Squad, Director of Next Generation Performance

Prior to joining Golf Canada, he worked as the Director of Instruction at La Rinconada Country Club in Los Gatos, CA and was a member of the coaching staff for the Stanford University Golf Teams. 

A class ‘A’ member of both the  PGA of Canada and the PGA of America, as well as a CDC and CNC certified coach, Matt has spent his coaching career working with competitive athletes seeking excellence at the amateur and professional levels.  Over the years, Matt has received numerous teaching and coaching recognition awards, most recently being named by Golf Digest as one of the Best Young Teachers in America.

An avid student of the game and of sport, Matt is very interested in the science of coaching, specifically, the fields of motor learning, motor performance, and sport psychology. In addition to self-directed research in these areas, Wilson is in the process of completing his Master’s Degree in High Performance Coaching and Technical Leadership at the University of British Columbia.

Michael Napoleon
Co Founder - SuperSpeed Golf


Michael believes strongly that innovation, creativity, and proper use of technology are key to helping golfers achieve their goals.  As founder of the Chicago based coaching and performance company, Catalyst Golf Performance, Michael has put these principles into direct practice coaching players to new heights of success on the course.  This truly comprehensive model of coaching integrated golf professionals, fitness professionals, rebab specialists, nutrition coaches and club fitting specialists, all under the same roof to team coach golfers. Seeking ways to reach even more players around the world, Michael and business partner Kyle Shay, developed the SuperSpeed Golf Training System in 2014. Adapting this direct speed training for the golf swing has had a great impact on world of golf. With over half of touring professionals in the world now working with SuperSpeed, the system has truly impacted the overall speed and power on all the tours worldwide. Michael’s primary focus has now shifted to creating content to support the SuperSpeed brand, Michael also greatly enjoys speaking at PGA section meetings, coaching conferences, TPI seminars, and other golf industry enrichment activities to help fellow golf professionals create more success out of their own coaching businesses.

Kate Tempesta - Founder of Kate Tempesta's Urban Golf Academy

Kate Tempesta’s education, and early career, focused on exercise science and fitness. She later transitioned to the educational arena where she created and taught the movement education program at St. Thomas More Play Group for ten years. After becoming an LPGA T&CP member, she founded the Urban Golf Academy to combine her passions for golf, early childhood education, and movement. To this day she considers herself to have the best job in the world.

Kate has spoken on several panels about growing the game of golf, including the Inaugural PGA of America Junior Golf Summit, the National Golf Course Owners Association Annual Conference, Proponent Group's Power of 6 and Under presentation, as well as the Youth & Family Golf Summit at the 2014 PGA Show. Additionally, the PGA of Canada invited Kate to take part in their professional development series, offering Canadian PGA members the opportunity to learn some of the best practices of UGA. The most useful of which are UGA’s trademark “Birdie-isms”; effective and engaging metaphors that take the complex physical, mental, and emotional concepts of golf and make them both accessible and memorable for children. 

Over the years, with Kate at the helm, UGA has provided the joy of golf to 1,000 children annually. Most recently, Kate has engaged with her team to develop the Birdie Basics and Birdie Basics Pro boxes; a joint curriculum, lecture series, and utility kit that gives parents, teachers, and professional coaches alike the tools and access to implement UGA’s proven methods to turn their children and students into lifelong golfers.

Kate resides on the Upper West Side of New York City. In her spare time, you can find Kate kickboxing, swinging a sword and planning how UGA can positively effect children the world over. Kate regularly practices gratitude and believes in leaving each day a little better off than when it started.

Derek Ingram
Golf Canada National Men's Team coach

Derek Ingram is a Professional Coach who has worked around the world with many of Canada's top juniors, amateurs and professional players - male and female for the past 19 years.  Players he has coached or still coaches have won on the PGA Tour, Web.com Tour and PGA Tour Canada, as well as the top Am events in the world.  He coached Team Canada in the Rio Olympics and 5 World Amateur Team Championships including winning a silver medal in Japan in 2014.  

Derek Ingram is a two time recipient of the Canadian PGA Teacher of the Year Award (2003 & 2007) and more recently, the winner of the PGA of Canada's Coach of the Year in 2016.  A skilled player himself, he competed on the PGA Tour Canada for two years and won the Manitoba PGA Player of the Year in 2003 & 2008.  Derek is always engaging in higher education and has a thirst for acquiring knowledge that will help his students get better, faster.

Derek is a gifted teacher who's passion and contagious enthusiasm shines through as he helps golfers of all levels achieve their goals and be their best. 

Tristan Mullally
Golf Canada National Team Coach, Women's Olympic, Pro & Am Teams

Tristan Mullally is a Professional Golf Coach who has worked with Tour Professional’s and Amateur’s all over the world. A native of Ireland Tristan became the Canadian Women’s National Team coach at the end of 2011. A career spanning 18 years has seen him inspire and motivate players to reach their potential and work in some of the biggest arenas in Golf. Tristan was Canada’s Head Coach at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the 2015 Pan American Games and to the silver medalists at the World Amateur Team Championships. Coach to both Male and Female Major Champions, #1 WAGR ranked athletes, Tristan has supported players to almost 40 professional victories worldwide.

From his early years as an associate at Royal Portrush Golf club, Tristan has devoted his time to continuing education and has won numerous awards for coaching. Most recently named the PGA of Canada’s Coach of the year for 2015 Tristan has played a major role in advancing Canada’s Developmental systems from beginning to Professional golfers.

 

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