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Sarah writes article for Pro Shop Europe
Don’t be disheartened by the icy weather. Sarah Claridge from
Smartpro Coaching, believes there are lots of untapped markets out
there for golf pros...
It’s happened; namely, a repeat of last year’s cold weather with the white
stuff disrupting the lesson diary and of course the much-needed revenue from Christmas Shop sales. Much of my consultancy work with professionals is centred on increasing coaching revenue. At the moment many phone calls are from worried coaches living hand-to-mouth wondering if they are going to
get through this cold spell let alone the recession... More>>>

Posted: 01/02/2011

Pro Shop Europe Article

Smartpro is going to Harrogate
Just to let fellow Golf Professionals know that Smartpro Coaching will be taking a stand at the Harrogate Golf Show between the 26-28th of October, Please come and see us for a catch up or even a demonstration on how beneficial our Coaching Toolkit would be to you, your business and your players. (We will be at STAND M8 situated near the driving range). We look forward to see you at the show! The Smartpro Team

Posted: 29/09/2010

Harrogate Show

England Golf teams up with Smartpro for the new AASE Programme
The Advanced Apprenticeship in sporting excellence for golf is an exclusive programme for ''young, talented golfers who have a realistic potential to achieve excellence in their sport and are seeking to perform at the highest level in the sport as their main career aim.''  AASE provides a balance between each golfer's development in the sport and academic study, which serves to increase the options available to AASE golfers on completion of their apprenticeship.

AASE Coaches are now using the new V2 online toolkit to enhance the delivery of this programme.

Posted: 31/03/2010

AASE and England Golf uses Coaching Toolkits designed by Smartpro

Smartpro partners with England Golf Partnership
Smartpro is proud to announce the delivery of a customised Coaching Toolkit for England Golf. The Toolkit will be used as a Coach and Player resource on the Club and Coach programme, which is now being rolled out to all English counties.

The Club and Coach programme targets the development of junior players, using a selection of hand-picked Academy Coaches from each county. The Toolkit has been specifically designed with a Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model in mind, using a holistic approach to a player's overall game. Smartpro Director and creator of the Coaching Toolkit, Sarah Claridge, said "I am delighted that the Coaching Toolkit has been recognised by The England Golf Partnership, and proud that they have chosen to work with Smartpro in this long-term relationship. The synergy that our two organisations have will lead to even more innovation in the future."

Posted: 02/03/2009

England Golf uses Coaching Toolkits designed by Smartpro

PGA Titleist Assistant of the Year
On the 30th of May Dutchman Tim Van Heusden PGA Titleist Assistant of the Year was presented with the Smartpro Coaching Toolkit by Smartpro Director Sarah Claridge at the graduation ceremony for achieving the highest Golf Coaching exams results over his three year foundation degree. Smartpro would like to wish Tim every success in the future as Head professional at The Wassenaarse Golfclub Rozenstein, Holland.

Posted: 30/05/2008

PGA Titleist Assistant of the Year

Smartpro at the PGA Teaching Conference 2008
Smartpro were at the PGA Teaching Conference 2008 held at the Ricoh arena Coventry in early May. Speakers at the Conference included the legendary US Coach Chuck Cook and Victorious Rugby world cup Coach Clive Woodward who is  a great believer in the holistic approach to Coaching and the use of coaching tools that aid player performance.

Posted: 08/05/2008

Smartpro at the PGA Teaching Conference 2008

To Richard King not only has he been 2nd Trainee of the Year for the last 2 years with the PGA, but after a morning with Smartpro Coaching helping him prepare for an interview he has landed the job at Hartpury College as the 1st year lecturer on their National Diploma Course, Sports Performance & Excellence in Golf. Well done Richard!

Posted: 10/01/2008

Richard King