(ORLANDO, FL) – LITTLE GOLF T.R.A.I.N., an age-appropriate, developmentally correct way to introduce children ages 2-5 to golf, will hold a half-day certification training session on Tuesday morning, Jan. 24, in Orlando. The session will be open to both prospective teachers wishing to become Certified Conductors (instructors) and for current Certified Conductors who would like to supplement their knowledge and training.
PGA Professionals can earn 4 Education Credits when they complete the Little Golf T.R.A.I.N. certification program. LPGA Professionals can earn 4 CU Credits when they complete the certification program.
Founder Patricia Donnelly, PhD, and Co-Founder Nicole Weller, PGA/LPGA, will conduct the training session in Orlando. They are targeting PGA and LPGA Teaching Professionals. For details on how to become a Certified Conductor (instructor) and gain access to 24 manuals and three types of kits to run a program, as well as Little Golf T.R.A.I.N. merchandise, click on www.littlegolfTRAIN.com.
At the 2016 PGA Show, Dr. Donnelly and Ms. Weller delivered a groundbreaking, one-hour presentation in the 2,500-seat Chapin Theatre at the Orange County Convention Center at the PGA Youth and Family Golf Summit. Their topic focused on how to introduce very young children (ages 2-5) to golf in a developmentally correct way. Their presentation sparked great interest and lively discussion among the international group of attendees. Since that time, Little Golf T.R.A.I.N. Certified Conductors have come on board from six different countries, and the number of Conductors is growing every month.
“Parents and coaches want our youngest golfers to truly enjoy the game and learn the correct fundamentals, but many young children are taught as if they are little adults, which doesn’t foster a love of golf,” says Dr. Donnelly, a world-renowned educational sport psychotherapist. “That’s why we developed the T.R.A.I.N. approach, which is based on teaching through play.” Says Weller, Head Teaching Professional at The Landings Club, in Savannah, GA.: “Our program is rooted in early-childhood, age-appropriate techniques and is designed to foster joy in learning about the game. Our goal is to certify golf professionals and pre-school educators around the world so they can introduce children to golf in an age-appropriate way while growing their own business.”