Southern California PGA announces the new California Golf Summit at Virginia Country Club, presented by TravisMathew
PUBLISHED: JULY 18, 2017 1:30PM
ONTARIO, California – The Southern California PGA and TravisMathew are proud to present the California Golf Summit, formerly known as the SCPGA Fall Teaching Summit. This event will be kicked off on October 23-24, 2017 at the 108-year old Virginia Country Club, located in the Bixby Knolls region of Long Beach, CA.
By partnering with TravisMathew, the Southern California PGA will be able to provide an exciting, new educational summit for professionals in the industry. “We were honored that Jamie Mulligan and the SCPGA reached out to us to sponsor this ground breaking summit,” said Travis Brasher, CEO and co-founder of TravisMathew. “As a former PGA professional I personally am looking forward to attending and learning from the top golf instructors in today’s game.”
The summit will present the most current teaching and coaching techniques, plus motion and swing strategies from some of the best in the industry. This event has been designed to increase the teaching expertise of attendees and will speak on a wide range of topics. Those attending will get insight from some of the industry’s top experts to generate new ideas or polish trusted practices.
“With 28,000 PGA golf Professionals around the country, of all the things we can do, the most important is promoting the game and helping people enjoy golf,” said Jamie Mulligan, PGA, CEO of Virginia Country Club. “Instruction is the easiest vehicle for that. If people learn to play or improve, it keeps them coming to the golf course. Next, this is a business. Usually, the most income a golf professional makes is from the opportunity to bring in hour-by-hour on the lesson tee. In order to do that, they must be an expert. As with anything, we never stay the same; we can improve, or not, and we need to educate our professionals to improve as instructors.”
The main objective of the all new California Golf Summit is to learn, share, and raise the bar on teaching and instruction for golf professionals on the West Coast. And it will do just that with presentations from renowned industry influencers such as Sean Foley, Mark Blackburn, James Sieckmann, Amy Alcott, Eddie Merrins, John Cook, Dr. Tim Brown and Jamie Mulligan himself.
“The California Golf Summit promises to be one of the greatest education opportunities of 2017,” said Todd Keefer, PGA, SCPGA President. “PGA members and apprentices are strongly encouraged to come out to learn from the game’s leading instructors, be mentored to become a stronger coach, and grow their teaching influence! Virginia Country Club is a phenomenal host Club with the ideal learning environment. PGA Host Professional and CEO Jamie Mulligan, along with title sponsor TravisMatthew, have helped create a new standard for instructional summits and will deliver an exceptional opportunity to learn, network and connect with your fellow professionals.”
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