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The 2024 Annual High School Golf Coaches Conference

Connecting, educating, and serving the high school golf community


PGA Professionals


High School Golf Coaches


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The 2024 PGA High School Golf Coaches Conference will be held on Thursday, Friday & Saturday, January 25th – 27th.  We will be offering an in-person experience at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL in conjunction with the PGA 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 Thursday, January 25th.  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 2024 Coaches Conference.  

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 hotel 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 & LPGA Professionals and industry leaders for a dynamic, interactive, and educational experience. All are welcome.

The Coaches Clinic & Golf Tournament will be at Disney’s Lake Buena Vista GC on Saturday, January 27th.  It will be limited to the first 60-paid coaches.

Support & Partners

Conference Schedule

The 2024 PGA High School Coaches Conference will be in Room W414-D of the West Building at the Orange County Convention Center on Level 4 (just outside the PGA Member Business Center)… 9800 International Dr., Orlando, FL 32819

Thursday, January 25th
*Please note, all times are Eastern Standard time

9:00 AM-1:00 PM – Register & Explore PGA Show (Pre-Register here for PGA Show Badge)

Welcome from PGA of America & Titleist/FootJoy

1:00-1:15 PM – Welcome from PGA of America & Titleist / FootJoy (PGA Officers & Bobby Acciardo)

Practice & Player Development

1:15-2:00 PM – Creating consistency & understanding your players, Zach Abels, PGA

2:00-2:45 PM – Lower your player’s scores through on-course coaching, Will Robins, PGA

2:45-3:30 PM – Proper ball fitting, Presented by Titleist

3:30-3:45 PM – Break 

Tournaments & Course Management

3:45-4:30 PM – From Fear to Flow – Master the Mental Game, FlowCode Golf Academy – Josh Alpert, PGA 

4:30-5:15 PM – Creating a world-class team culture, Kevin Weeks, PGA

5:15-6:00 PM – Consistent around the greens to improve your overall score, Todd Sones, PGA


OPTIONAL: 6:00-9:00 PM – PGA Show Winter Jam featuring Jake Owen. Hall E, Orange County Convention Center.  Included with your PGA Show Badge.

Friday, January 26th
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Explore PGA Show (Final Day)

Program Development

1:00-1:45 PM – Creating a diverse and inclusive golf program

1:45 – 2:30 PM – Fundraising ideas and other ways to raise monies for your program

2:30-2:45 PM – Break

Next Level Coaching – Best Practices

2:45 – 3:45 PM – Coaches Round-Table (Topics TBD)

3:45 – 4:45 PM – Peer-to-Peer

4:45 – 5:00 PM – Wrap Up & Final Thoughts

OPTIONAL DINNER: 6:30 – 8:30 PM – Delmonico’s Italian Steakhouse**

**Register here for Optional Dinner with PGA NHSGA Staff & Guests… limited to first 40 paid coaches

Saturday, January 27th

Off-Site Golf Course – Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Club… 2200 Golf Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

9:00-11:20 AM – Practice Drills & Golf Instruction (4-Stations, 30-min each)

Putting – Steve Brewer, PGA… Bunkers / Chipping – Vince Burbank, PGA… Full Swing / Pitching – Bradley Turner, PGA… Situational Rules – Kristi Egnot

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

12:30 PM – Shotgun Start

**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

Scheduled Speakers @ 2024 PGA High School Coaches Conference


Don Rea CC24
Current Vice-President, PGA of America

Bobby Acciardo

Bobby Acciardo CC24
Director of Sales and US Partnerships – Titleist


Zach Abels CC24
2022 Teacher & Coach of the Year - Rocky Mountain PGA

Kevin Weeks

Kevin Weeks CC24
2023 PGA of America National Teacher & Coach of the Year


Todd Sones CC24
2019 PGA of America National Professional Development Award

Chris Boone

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National Federation of State High School Associations Golf Liaison


Josh Alpert CC24
FlowCode Golf - 2023 SCPGA Teacher & Coach of the Year

Chris Kulinski

Chris Zulinski CC24
PGA of America Career & Recruiting Consultant

Brendon Elliott

Brendon Elliott CC24
2017 PGA of America National Youth Development Award

Fernando Carrasquillo

Manager, LPGA Foundation Programs


Will Robins CC24
Founder of RGX, Player Development Award - Northern California PGA

Ed Thompson

Ed Thomspson
Florida High School Athletic Association Director of Athletics

Branden Thompson

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Manager, National Collegiate Club Golf Association (NCCGA)

Bradley Turner

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Director of Online Golf Instruction at Keiser University

Vincent Burbank

Vince Burbank CC24
Director of Instruction, ICE Golf Academy

Steve Brewer

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Director of Instruction, Dubsdread Golf Learning Center

2024 Conference Costs & Registration

Conference Pricing designed with high school coaches and administrators in mind

Golf Coaches

PRICING – Full Conference (Th-Fr) plus Golf @ Disney’s Lake Buena Vista (Sat) is only $269 – Only 2 SPOTS Remaining!  We are FULL for golf on Saturday.

Sign-up for the Thursday & Friday conference only ($159).  After 12/1, it will cost $80 to get an attendee badge for the PGA Show.

Virtual Conference PackageThursday, January 25th ($49) – Includes access to the virtual conference on Thursday along with recordings to each of the sessions post-event.

**Registration includes the ability to get a badge to attend the PGA Show for any coach that wishes to attend in-person. It will be an $80 charge after 12/1.

PGA Professionals

PGA PRICING – Sign-up for the Thursday & Friday conference only ($129).

Virtual Conference Package – Thursday, January 25th ($49) – Includes access to the virtual conference on Thursday along with recordings to each of the sessions post-event.

**Registration includes the ability to get a badge to attend the PGA Show for any coach that wishes to attend in-person. It will be an $80 charge after 12/1.

*PGA Professionals will receive 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 2024.

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 2024 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