Matt Kilgariff, Director of Player Development at The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe (Calif.), says professionals should start the fitting process by “interviewing” the golfer. Questions should be non-judgmental and designed to lead the player to share with you their strengths, areas of opportunities, desired ball flight and short- and long-term goals.
Matt Kilgariff, PGA, Director of Player Development at The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., says games where scores are kept will provide real data to help quantify students’ practices and help them know when and how it’s paying off.
Each student is an individual and should be treated as such. Teaching approaches should not be cookie-cutter and each student’s needs and goals must be the priority, to guarantee a successful outcome.
Juniors are the future of golf, and a commitment to quality junior programs must be a large part of your Player Development Program.
If your club has made the decision to dedicate space to building a golf performance center, now is the time to determine the budget, members’ needs and what equipment and technology will fill those needs. Here are some key steps any plan should follow: • Begin with a budget. We all dream of what a…
Adding a dedicated space for golf performance should be on every club’s to-do list, says Matt Kilgariff, Director of Player Development for The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe (Calif.). “Your investment will lead to benefits throughout the club, from F&B to the pro shop—your members will spend more time and money,” he says.