Bitesize Golf with Dave Gosling
Bitesize Golf at Canons Court
“The most comprehensive junior coaching structure available in the game of golf”
Bitesize Golf Gloucestershire Junior Golf Academy is a unique, comprehensive curriculum for golf, it forms simple stepping stones that ensures higher retention rates. It keeps pupils in the learning loop long enough to attain the skills they need to be in a position to play and enjoy the game for the rest of their lives.
It is simply the most comprehensive golf education available in golf. Covering every one of the 34 rules of the game, all facets of the golf swing and some pretty advanced sports science subjects.
10 progressive levels, 288 pages, minimum 60 hours coaching, 10 topic categories, that’s comprehensive.
Pupils can progress at their own pace and the coach is right there with help and advice to guide and support them. Lots more information, newsletters and how to join Here
Everything in logical order with lesson plans and objectives, that’s the most organised and best way to present any educational programme. Bitesize Golf is a golfing curriculum with worksheets, quizzes and practical challenges. An education in golf, sport and life and one that will have a positive impact on all pupils who journey through it. Bitesize Golf takes elements of the current educational curriculum to help pupils acquire information which will always be useful to know.
Progression to the highest levels
Traditional golf introductory programmes can vary in quality of delivery and content, with Bitesize Golf, this is no longer an issue as coaches, pupils and parents know what to expect and what to learn.
The end of term reports are a great link between coach and parents and form a vital part of the structure.
All of the information is creatively covered in the resource books that each pupil receives, this helps them absorb more information because it’s presented in a different way, it’s very visual and enforces the learning that’s gone on during the lessons.
We tend to only remember about 7% of what we hear, these books increase that percentage significantly.
It’s a basic human need, to be recognised and Bitesize Golf appreciates that all pupils need to have their achievements recognised in the form of certificates. These striking awards open up the path to higher levels and greater achievements, the pupils understand this from the word go and set their sights on completing the course.
These certificates are even more impactful when presented at school assemblies as many of them are.
Whether they admit it or not pupils love to be challenged. Each session carries with it specific skills tests designed to stretch the pupil’s abilities just enough to pass but not so easy there’s no real pressure. The challenges focus the mind and help pupils appreciate that every shot counts in golf.
These skills challenges are difficult enough to stretch the pupils and make them focus on the task in hand.
Quizzes and puzzles
The end of session quizzes are a multiple choice series of questions aimed at assessing just how much golf knowledge is being absorbed by the pupils. It’s not uncommon for 6 years olds to score 100% and 13 years olds sat beside them to score 50%. It’s amazing when the interest level is high the information is easily and readily taken on board.
Skills and drills
Skills refer to the challenges that are part of most of the lessons and give the pupil a chance to test their skills against a required standard. The books allow pupils to keep a record of how well they do, which gives a reference point they can come back to in the future and see how they’ve improved. The course is full of drills to help improve performance by setting practice routines.
Bitesize Golf will arrange special events as time goes by and participate in others when invited. These will range from schools sports days to attending larger golf events and wherever there’s something going on, Bitesize Golf pupils will be kept up to date and informed of these exciting developments
For more information click this link to the bitesizegolf.com website
Dave Gosling is our resident Pro and runs group sessions for ladies, gents and juniors through the week, and is available for individual tuition at any time. Why not purchase tuition vouchers for friends and relatives, which is a great gift idea for this time of year.
Dave is a Fellow member of the PGA of GB & I, an honour given to him in recognition of his work in Junior golf. Dave is also part of a team of professionals who work with the R and A (Royal and Ancient golf Club of St Andrews, the home of golf) in developing the game of golf around the world with their Working for Golf projects. Dave is the Gloucestershire Golf Union county Under 14’s North Squad Development Coach as well as Managing Director of Bitesize Golf Ltd.