Congratulations to our very own Paul Thompson the PGA Professional here at Powerscourt Golf Club for successfully completing and gaining his UK CC Level 3 coaching qualification. The level 3 certificate focuses on developing high level coaching techniques in a broad general manner, and is used as a standard across most sporting bodies. It was a year long process and finished with a half day golf specific technical examination. At present less than a dozen Golf Professionals in Ireland have this qualification.
Paul commented on his recent accomplishment ”It’s not really about the certificate but the opportunity to become more knowledgeable and improve my coaching ability, however it is always nice to get recognition for the hard work.”
Powerscourt Estate has celebrated many awards during 2014 including The Best Parkland Course by Golfers Guide To Ireland, Golf Manager of the Year by the IGTOA and the Gardens were voted number 3 in the Top 10 Gardens of the World by National Geographic. Paul also achieved personal success this year by being promoted by the PGA from ‘Advanced Professional’ to ‘Fellow Professional’ in recognition of his coaching work at all levels of the game.
To celebrate the award Paul is offering Powerscourt Golf Club members 20% off all lessons during December and is also offering unlimited golf lessons from December through to March for €250 per person. To book contact the Powerscourt Golf Shop by calling 204 6031.