Education & PAT Schedule

More Information
with Todd Halpen
Instructor of Beginner Golfers
Mickelson National Golf Club
Start Date
May 13, 2024
End Date
May 15, 2024
Registration Deadline
April 26, 2024
# Registered
20 / 20
Course Information

Credits: 3
Cost: $500
Delivery Method:  In-person
Course Duration: 3 consecutive days
First Year Required Course: Yes

The PGA of Canada, in partnership with Golf Canada and the Coaching Association of Canada, offers members access to the best instructional and coaching training in the world through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). The NCCP is broken down into three streams: Community, Competition and Instruction and includes subsequent contexts that align coaching activities with specific participants and their respective stages of development.

This three-day workshop, which falls under the Instruction NCCP stream, will have you working in groups, participating in active discussions, debating and more. Participants will be introduced to the different stages of motor learning and typical errors made by beginner golfers, cause and effect of ball flight laws, key teaching practices for new golfers, and other critical instructional elements. While traditionally viewed as a workshop for Apprentices, this course is designed for any member who is teaching players that are new to the game.

Provincial/Facility Guidelines:

The PGA of Canada will be following provincial (and facility) guidelines regarding vaccination policies for indoor gatherings. You are encouraged to be aware of your provincial guidelines prior to registering for this workshop.

Proof of vaccination will be required in advance for those provinces or facility's where it is required.

Failure to meeting the  guidelines related to COVID-19 will result in your ineligible registration and you will be subject to the refund policy accordingly.


Course Learning Outcome

In this course, you will focus on 6 contexts:

• Teaching and Learning
• Risk Management
• Making Ethical Decisions
• Analyzing Performance
• Planning a Lesson
• Managing Elements of a Golf Instruction Program


Session Dates & Times

The workshop will run between 8:30am - 5:00pm each day (please register between 8:15-8:30am on Day 1).

Day 1 & 3 are entirely indoors while Day 2 is primarily on the range.

Lunch will be provided all 3 days of the workshop.

Notice of Outdoor Component

There is an outdoor component to this workshop, please bring your golf clubs and dress in golf attire for all three days.


Accessing Course Material
You will require a laptop or tablet to access the Evaluation Package and Reference Material to accompany the hard copy of your workbook.

The link to download these materials will be in the confirmation email and available on the course homepage on PGA Brightspace



Refund Policy for Workshops
Cancellations before the registration deadline will receive a full refund, no cancellation fee.
Cancellations after the registration deadline but before the first day of the workshop will receive half the refund of their registration fee and minus a $75 cancellation fee.
Cancellations on day one of the workshop (or absentees) will not receive any refund of their registration fee.

*any member who is 50% or more through a PGA Training Academy course will receive a $0 refund.
*any failing grade for a course will receive a $0 refund.

Late/Missed Time Policy:

Early departures for in-person workshops are not permitted. To obtain your Training Academy credits, individuals must be present for the entirety of the scheduled agenda. Individuals who depart earlier than the allotted time for a workshop may be subject to re-taking the workshop and not receiving Training Academy credits. 

To request a course withdraw, email


Registration is closed.