A World-renowned Coaching and Training Program for Aspiring High Performance Golfers Ages 13-18 Developed by Henry Brunton – Canada's Only GOLF Magazine Top 100 Teacher and US Kids Master Teacher
Strive for Excellence (SFE) is world renowned junior golf coaching and training program developed by Top 100 Teacher and PGA Master Professional Henry Brunton in 2002. SFE provides select, high-performance golfers ages 13-18 with a comprehensive and systematic approach to training, competing, skill improvement and personal development. SFE is personally led by outstanding "Class A" PGA Professional and Academy Director, Patrick Leahy.
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Maturing into a champion both on and off the course is an exciting challenge for aspiring young athletes and their families. It takes considerable commitment, support, feedback and training. A professional coaching influence combined with effective training and practice is paramount in this process.
Strive for Excellence is a holistic approach to developing and nurturing adolescents so that they will mature into the finest golfers and most outstanding people possible. This specialized program presents committed athletes with an opportunity to realize their goals in both sport and life. SFE is athlete and parent driven in that the activities and the program are steered by the players and their parents. The program is extremely successful and it yields results.
Participating athletes experience tremendous growth as young adults and have achieved many outstanding feats as competitive golfers. SFE prepares participants for life as student-athletes at the intercollegiate level. Over 75 SFE graduates have successfully made the transition to NCAA golf. 25 SFE grads have advanced to professional golf- PGA Tour Canada, Web.Com Tour, Symetra Tour and LPGA Tour.
Participating SFE athletes receive regularly scheduled coaching and training sessions. The training is designed to facilitate their improved performance as golfers, students and individuals. There is a conscious plan to ramp up activities and decrease programming appropriately at different times of the year. This training strategy will give each player the best opportunity to perform optimally in the classroom and in the most important golf tournaments. As well, it minimizes the risk of burn out and injury.
All athletes and parents first meet with Patrick Leahy, Academy Director, to discuss the possibility of enrolling in SFE. Patrick can be reached by telephone 407.450.5572 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
Strive for Excellence athletes can expect:
SFE is designed to provide aspiring high performance athletes with a professional approach to their development as golfers and people. This program is suitable for individuals who:
Athletes selected to participate in SFE are expected to:
Parents play a pivotal role in the development of high-performance people. It is crucial that each athlete and his/her parents are aware of individual and collective responsibilities of the athlete, parents and coaches. The greatest gains are made when all stakeholders involved know their roles and are pulling in the same direction. SFE parents are provided with parent education training opportunities and regular athlete coach feedback sessions. The recommended roles for parents are to: