Golf Canada provides coaching grant for 2019

Golf Manitoba is pleased to announce that Golf Canada has provided a $2,500 coaching grant to the association for 2019. Golf Canada is working cooperatively with the provincial golf associations across the country and the grant is designed to assist the provinces in helping to offset the costs associated with high-performance coaching and player development.

Golf Manitoba understands and believes in a strong player/coach relationship. Therefore, the association employs a full time Director of Player Development who is active in the field working with players. The goal of the Director of Player Development is to identify and work with athletes who show interest and promise in developing their sport and golf skills; ultimately this will lead to more high-performance players coming up through the various programs within Manitoba and North Western Ontario.

Garth Goodbrandson is the Director of Player Development for Golf Manitoba. Garth is a Class “A” PGA of Canada Professional; respect in sport certified, trained as a Coaching of Development Competitor (CDC) and completed the Level IV Teaching & Coaching Certification Program through the PGA of Canada.

Golf Manitoba Player Development Objectives:

  • To support the Canadian Sport Policy of enhanced participation, excellence, capacity and interaction
  • To develop golf within the province against each of these four goals
  • To address physical fitness and health for the population under the umbrella of the Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) philosophy
  • To optimize talent identification and athlete preparation for individuals wishing to participate at the highest level
  • To develop our youth to be physically literate, active for life or to reach the podium
  • To make a more focused approach to all areas within the Player Development Program, specifically with respect to the High-Performance programs for junior boys & girls
  • To identify specific needs in specific areas of the region covered by Golf Manitoba
  • To develop and implement a training program for the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games (girls and boys)
  • To utilize educational materials provided by Golf Canada and to promote the source of this material
  • To increase the time players spend with the coach in competitive and non-competitive environment
  • To enhance the competitive calendar for the high-performance juniors
  • To involve the players in structured preparation camps lead by the coach and Sport Science consultants
  • To involve the players in Sport Science & Medicine Programs to develop their knowledge, skills and abilities in the areas of strength & conditioning, nutrition, mental training, biomechanics and physiotherapy/athletic training

For more information:

Garth Goodbrandson, PGA of Canada
Director of Player Development
Golf Manitoba