Coach Developer / Golf EducationI juggle my working time between roles in national and international golf education.
On the interntional scale, since February 2020 I have been working for the Confederation of Professional Golf (CPG), an umbrella organisation for national PGAs worldwide, currently as Executive Director - Knowledge Development. I am developing various projects in the golf education space - such as setting up an international Learning Institute hosted on a world-class Learning Management System, and delivering EDUGOLF (2021-2023) - an EU Commision Erasmus+SPORT funded international collaborative partnership project aiming to modernise education and training in golf.
On national (Polish) front, since May 2019 I have worked as the Director of Education for the PGA of Poland, managing the training of Polish golf coaching workforce, designing and implementing a new education structure developed jointly with the Polish Golf Union, and tutoring students at coaching courses.
I am also involved in the work of the Polish PGA as its Board Member, as well as the Polish Golf Union as vice-chair of the Board of Coaches and consultant.
Through the Polish Institute of Sport I became a certified ICCE (International Council for Coaching Excellence) Coach Developer.
Not having been able to find any quality CPD (education) around participation coaching (juniors, beginners, recreational players), I started ParticipationCoaching.com to share my learning journey in this area through a blog and a podcast. I've put this project on pause now, but participation coaching and effective golf/sport development remain my interests.
Golf CoachI'm no longer actively coaching golf due to a professional shift towards education and development.
I worked as a Teaching Professional and Junior Golf Coordinator at a number of local golf clubs, but most importantly my home club Binowo Park Golf Club located near Szczecin, Poland, where I live.
In 2019 I created a "Long-term golf coaching program" for the Polish Golf Union, a junior coaching framework for sport schools and golf clubs in Poland.
In 2018-2019 I worked as an Assistant Coach to the Polish National Team
I've been a golfer since 12 years old, and played in the Polish Junior National Squad (I wasn't very good).
I studied in the UK and graduated from BSc Applied Golf Management Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK - as the first, and so fary the only, Polish graduate (First Class degree).
Went on to graduate from MSc Sport Coaching (also Univeristy of Birmingham, UK; with Distinction).
I turned professional in 2013.
My main coaching interests: participation development, junior coaching, sport pedagogy, practice planning.
I specialised in junior, beginner and recreational coaching.
I am a big fan of joyful golf and unique practice strategies.
I am allergic to grass, golf myths and the ban on jeans at golf clubs.
Gained coaching experience at many clubs, including Leadbetter Golf Academy at La Manga Club in Spain. See my coaching CV on LinkedIn.
Selection of coaching education and certifications:
LearnerSee what I've been reading recently:
Founder of EduGolf.plEduGolf.pl is my coaching brand - a website, a blog and a YouTube channel.
Edu Golf's focus is on learning and development, sharing knowledge based on current research findings and getting away from the "quick fix" mentality of golfers.
YouTuberEdu Golf channel - recording and editing instructional golf videos in Polish. It is the biggest golf YouTube channel in Poland with over 60000 video views.
My favourite (and most recent) video from this channel is this 15-minute introduction to golf.
Personal channel - some quirky video projects and videos from personal trips.
I'm using an iPhone XS Max and Canon EOS 80D to record (most often with Canon EF-S 10-18mm), Rode VideoMic Pro to catch sound, and Final Cut Pro to edit.
PodcasterParticipation Coaching Podcast - interviewing expert coaches in the junior, beginner and recreational spaces.
Using a Blue Yeti to record, GarageBand to edit, Auphonic for post, SoundCloud for hosting and Blubrry for distribution.
Podcast is no longer active but I do hope to go back to this project at some point.
WriterI have written for the following outlets:
- Edu Golf blog - golf-related and instructional articles (in Polish)
- Participation Coaching blog - coaching blog (in English)
- Golf & Roll - biggest Polish quarterly golf magazine - golf-related articles (in Polish)
CoderI enjoy coding and creating websites for myself and sometimes for friends and family.
I'm comfortable with HTML, CSS and Wordpress.
I've created all my websites (EduGolf.pl, ParticipationCoaching.com, this website).
I've played with many no-code and low-code tools (Zapier, Airtable, etc.).
I consider myself to be a tech geek.