Useful Parent and Player Resources 

Golf Canada Long-Term Player Development Model - Long Term Player Development (LTPD) is a systemic approach being developed and adopted by Golf Canada in partnership with the Canadian Professional Golfers’ Association to maximize a participant’s potential and involvement in our sport. To learn more about LTPD, click here

Canadian Junior Pathway – Canada’s Junior Competitive Pathway (shown below) is a valuable tool to assist players and parents in choosing appropriate competitions for junior aged players based on several factors including age, current tournament handicap and stage of development (based on the Long-Term Player Development Guide for Golf in Canada). The pathway also illustrates what level of PGA of Canada training / certification is recommended for coaching players at the various stages of development. An online and interactive version of the Canadian Junior Competitive Pathway can be found by clicking here

Goal Setting - Goal setting is a very important tool that can help athletes reach their peak mental and physical performances. By establishing a final destination and outlining a path to get there, success becomes more attainable. The powerpoint details the importance of smart goal settings, the different types of mental and physical goals, and how to set and achieve them. Download the powerpoint by clicking here.

 The Role of Parents and Coaches – Parents and coaches play a pivotal role in the development of high-performance athletes. In order for any athlete to succeed, a positive support system within a healthy environment must be established. To learn about the specific tasks and expectations of parents, guardians and coaches, click here.

Golf Warm Up – Athletes from all sports spend a lot of time preparing themselves for competition and developing a great warm up is an essential step. Making a good warm-up routine part of your game will help you play better, avoid injuries, and improve performance. This power point takes you through seven simple warm up exercises that can be incorporated into your pre-game routine. Download the power point by clicking here.

Golf Nutrition – Research clearly shows that your eating and hydration schedule and what you eat and drink is important to help achieve your goal of high performance. This power point explains the importance of proper nutrition / hydration during training, pre-round, in-round and post-round situations along with sample menu / snack suggestions. Download the power point by clicking here.

TPI Junior Golf Parent Workshop – The Titleist Performance Institute has been a leader in golf fitness for a number of years and their website is an excellent source of information.  Check out this presentation for parents by clicking here and then selecting the ‘watch presentation’ tab in the middle of the screen.  The presentation contains a lot of information that aligns with Golf Canada’s LTAD model.