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The 2023 Annual High School Golf Coaches Conference

Connecting, educating, and serving the high school golf community

28,000

PGA Professionals

24,000

High School Golf Coaches

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Major Golf Industry Conference

About

The 2023 High School Golf Coaches Conference will be held on Friday & Saturday, January 27th & 28th.  We will be offering an in-person experience at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL in conjunction with the PGA Merchandise Show and our presenting partner, Titleist & FootJoy.

For those Coaches unable to make it to Orlando this year, we will be offering a virtual option on Friday, January 27th.  Virtual attendees will be able to join this year’s event from the comfort of their own office, school, or home.  The conference will be recorded and sent to all attendees to access on-demand.

Click here to Register for the 2023 Coaches Conference.  Early Bird pricing ends 12/15.

We have secured a hotel block exclusive for the High School Golf Coaches.  Click here to book your hotel near Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.  We have arranged for discounted pricing if booked prior to December 15th.

This year’s conference will bring together active high school golf coaches, assistant coaches, high school administrators, PGA Professionals & industry leaders for a dynamic, interactive, and educational experience. All high school golf coaches, administrators & golf professionals are welcome.

Be sure to check out the full picture gallery from the conference in 2022.

Support & Partners

Conference Schedule

Friday, January 27th
*Please note, all times are Eastern Standard time

9:00-11:00 AM – Register & Explore PGA Merchandise Show

Welcome from PGA of America & Titleist/FootJoy

11:00-11:15 AM – Welcome from PGA of America

11:15-12:00 PM – Creating a winning mindset for your players

12:00-12:30 PM – Unleash your players potential using technology

12:30-1:15 PM – Lunch Break

Practice & Player Development

1:15-1:45 PM – Short game secrets revealed

1:45-2:15 PM – How to run an effective practice for all players on your team

2:15-2:45 PM – Growing girls golf at your school

2:45-3:00 PM – Break 

Taking your Coaching to the next level

3:00-3:45 PM – Best of the Best Coaches Round-Table

3:45-4:00 PM – PGA Careers in Golf

4:00-4:30 PM – Understand the junior & college golf landscape

Breakout Sessions + Happy Hour (off-site tbd)

4:45-6:00 PM – Administrator & Coach breakout sessions + happy hour

Saturday, January 28th
*Please note, all times are Eastern Standard time

Off-Site Golf Course – Falcon’s Fire Golf Club

9:00-11:15 AM – Practice Drills & Golf Instruction (3-Stations, 45-min each)

11:30-5:00 PM – High School Golf Coaches Outing (Box Lunch, 18-holes, cart included)

**Education sessions, speakers, and presentations are subject to change. If you would like to speak or have requests for education sessions, please contact Mike@highschoolgolf.org

Speakers from Prior Conferences - 2023 TBD

Cheryl Anderson

Cheryl Anderson
Golf Digest Top 50 Teacher & high school golf coach

Ryan Farb

Ryan Farb
Manager, Digital Rules Education, Content and Technology - USGA

Chris Boone

Chris Boone
National Federation of State High School Associations Golf Liaison

Mark Blackburn

Mark Blackburn
2022 PGA of America Teacher & Coach of the Year

Bob Bailey

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Head Golf Coach - Exeter HS (NH)

Linnet Carty

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Director of Inclusion & Community Engagement - PGA of America

Preston Combs

Preston Combs (1)
2021 Golf Digest Best Young Teacher in America

Laura Diaz

Laura Diaz LPGA
Director of Foundation Operations - LPGA

Dan Frankel

Dan Frankel PGA
Director of Junior Golf - Metropolitan Section PGA

Mark Oskarson

Mark Oskarson AJGA
Chief Operating Officer - American Junior Golf Association (AJGA)

Dr. Kurt Hitzeman

Dr. Kurt Hitzeman
Head Golf Coach - Carrollton HS (GA)

Charles Howell III

Charles-Howell-III
3 time PGA Tour winner + 2000 NCAA Division 1 Champion

Steve Kanner

Steve Kanner AZ
NFHS National Golf Coach of the year - 2021

Chris Kulinski

Chris Kulinski
Career & Recruiting Consultant - PGA of America

Dr. Bhrett McCabe

Dr. Bhrett McCabe
Award winning Clinical & Sports Psychologist

Dru Nix

Dru Nix
SCHSAA Hall of Fame Golf Coach + Gilbert HS Coach (SC)

Jim Richerson

Jim Richerson PGA Preseident
President - PGA of America

Trillium Rose

Trillium Rose golf
Top 50 Golf Digest & LPGA Teacher in America & world class junior instructor

Webb Simpson

Webb Simpson
7 time PGA Tour Winner + 2012 U.S. Open champion

Jon Tattersall

Jon Tattersall
Titleist Performance Institute member + Georgia PGA teacher of the year

Mac Thayer

Mac Thayer
Executive Director Junior Golf Scoreboard

Ed Thompson

Ed Thomspson
Florida High School Athletic Association Director of Athletics

Kyle Winn

Kyle Winn PGA
PGA Member Program Coordinator - First Tee Coachella Valley

2023 Conference Costs & Registration

Conference Pricing designed with high school coaches and administrators in mind

Golf Coaches

Full Conference Package – Fri, Jan 27th + Sat, Jan 28th (EARLY BIRD: $199 ends 12/15) – Includes complete access to both days of on-site speakers, 18-holes of golf on Saturday, lunch both days, and partner gifts.

Partial Conference Package – Fri, Jan 27th (EARLY BIRD: $129 ends 12/15) 1-Day ONLY – Includes access to on-site speakers, lunch on Friday, and partner gifts.

Partial Conference Pkg – Sat, Jan 28th ($129) 1-Day ONLY – Includes Coaches Clinic, lunch & golf… (AM) Coaches Clinic and lunch only $49, (PM) Lunch and Golf only $99.

Virtual Conference Package – Friday, January 27th ($49) – Includes access to the virtual conference on Friday, partner gifts & a few surprises along the way.

**All three (3) registration options include a badge to attend the PGA Merchandise Show for any coach that wishes to attend in-person.

PGA Professionals

Full Conference Package – Fri, Jan 27th + Sat, 28th ($159) – Includes complete access to both days of on-site speakers, 18-holes of golf on Saturday, lunch both days, and partner gifts.

Partial Conference Package – Fri, Jan 27th ($99) 1-Day ONLY – Includes access to on-site speakers, lunch on Friday, and partner gifts.

Partial Conference Pkg – Sat, Jan 28th ($89) 1-Day ONLY – Includes Coaches Clinic, lunch & golf… (AM) Coaches Clinic and lunch only $49, (PM) Lunch and Golf only $59.

Virtual Conference Package – Friday, January 27th ($49) – Includes access to the virtual conference on Friday, partner gifts & a few surprises along the way.

**All three (3) registration options include a badge to attend the PGA Merchandise Show for any coach that wishes to attend in-person.

*PGA Professionals will receive 8 PDR credits for attending the two-day conference

High School Athletic Association Administrators

Please email Mike McDonald, PGA at mike@highschoolgolf.org if you are interested in attending the conference in-person or virtually in 2023.

2022 Conference Attending Coach

“I’ve been to MANY coaching conferences and clinics for a number of different sports. This one was the best. It was not too long and not too short, and it will grow as you want it to if you stay the course.”

Coach Dr. Kurt Hitzeman

Interested in the 2023 Conference?

Please fill out the form to stay up to date on details for the conference. Thank you!

Conference Contact

Mike McDonald, PGA

NHSGA Manager

mike@highschoolgolf.org
972-333-2472