2019 NEPGA U Teaching & Coaching Summit
April 29-30, 2019
Framingham Country Club
The 2019 NEPGA U Teaching & Coaching Summit is stacked with some of golf’s top instructors from around the continent! Read more about each of our award-winning presenters.
Andrew is the Director of Instruction at The Club at Savannah Harbor, located at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa. In 2017, Andrew was named one of Golf Digest’s 50 Top Teachers in America. He was also recently named to Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teacher list. He has been teaching golf for almost 25 years and uses current teaching technology to help golfers of all abilities improve.
Andrew is a Revolution Golf Faculty Instructor, a TrackMan Master and one of nine TrackMan University Partners in the world, He is also a Swing Catalyst Ambassador.
Henry Brunton is one of the world’s leading golf coaches and educators- a PGA of Canada Master Professional and the only Canadian listed among GOLF Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers in America. In addition to being a four-time national award recipient by the PGA including 2016 National Teacher of the Year, he is recognized by Golf Digest – “Best in Country”; US Kids Golf- Kids Master Teacher, by the PGA’s of Europe with its most prestigious honor- The 5 Star Professional Award and by Future Champions Golf as a Top 25 Elite Junior Coach in the USA.
Brunton served as the Canadian National Team Coach from the inception of the acclaimed program in 1999 until 2011. He led teams to several international victories around the globe and has coached and developed 4 world junior champions; 2 NCAA Men’s DI champions, 16 NCAA All-Americans and a host of athletes who have graduated onto the Web.Com, PGA and LPGA Tours.
A graduate of the University of Ottawa, Brunton is the creator of the PGA of Canada’s Teaching and Coaching Certification Program. He is the author of “Journey to Excellence” and “High-Performance Golf”. Henry and Dr Rick Jensen conduct professional development seminars nationwide for PGA/LPGA Professionals under the Certified Golf Coaches brand. Henry Brunton Golf is based in Canada at Eagles Nest G.C. near Toronto and in the USA at Strawberry Farms GC in Irvine, CA; and, at Eagle Creek GC in Orlando, FL.
I am very passionate about pushing the golf industry forwards that why I love to write and share my ideas. I take a lot of my coaching philosophy from the science of learning and human performance as well as other sports and industries. I am fascinated with human performance and have spent the entirety of my graduate years studying and working in this field. Perhaps what I have only recently realized is that this path began a long time before I finished my academic career. This fascination began on the day I failed. I am extraordinarily grateful for my personal failures. I have been shaped as a person and as a coach by my own experiences and it has sparked in me a true sense of motivation. I really want to help young athletes not make the same mistakes I did, not be shaped by traditional, social norms and know they can achieve anything if they develop the habits of excellence that I have written about.
A couple of other cool achievements are being the key note speaker for the South African PGA education summit / Lecturing for Penn State University / Caddying and coaching on the European Tour
I’m a PGA Master Teaching Professional. I’ve gone through rigorous testing in front of a panel of Top 100 Teachers where I presented my approach to instruction and then defended it during the presentation. In the live lesson portion of the program, Brad Redding, a long time member of the Top 100, commented: “you blew us away with the lesson!” I do believe that all who teach the game should be required to pass similar testing to prove their effectiveness as a teacher/coach.
The Certified Coaches Association is run by renown motor learning expert, Rick Jensen. In this program, we learned to apply the principles of motor learning to help our golfers learn more efficiently as they move through the 4 Steps to Mastery. All of the information in this program is research based and proven to be effective for golfers at all levels. “The Marbles Talk,” is one of my favorite parts of the program. Ask me about it! I am honored to have been named to the Advisory Board for the Certified Coaches Association.
I earned my Trackman University Masters certification through my Get to Know Golf article on the cause and effect of ball flight.
Have you seen Justin Rose, Adam Scott, Jason Dufner or Stacy Lewis holding up any number of fingers while standing behind the ball reading a putt? What’s going on? It’s AimPoint, a revolution in green reading that makes the black art a very simple bit of science. It turns out that, believe it or not, your feet are likely far better at detecting slopes than your eyes. AimPoint training will show you how to use your feet to reliably read greens and make more putts.
I am very pleased to be on the advisory staff at K Motion Interactive, the manufacturers of the K-Vest biomechanical analysis technology and their fantastic learning tool, Dynamic Visual Training (DVT). Using the software/hardward combination, we can analyze your swing and then follow the flow chart of suggested exercises designed to improve your motion quickly with biofeedback that greatly enhances your awareness of the proper motion.
With over 10 years of experience beginning at Westchester Country Club, Atkins has a diverse background in the golf industry focused on instruction, fitness, and golf technology. Not only is Atkins a renowned professional, but his background in golf technology makes him one of the few people in the country with the experience to install multiple types of simulators. He spent five years as CTO and performance coach at Golf & Body NYC before joining the River Club staff.