Training in relation to Juniors/Beginners

A central goal for all those involved in sport for young people is to provide a safe, positive and nurturing environment where children can develop and enhance their physical and social skills. In order to achieve this the CGI have a number of training workshops available in relation to juniors for golf clubs:

ASQ Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Golf

The ASQ Level 1 Award in Coaching Golf provides individuals with the knowledge and competence to assist PGA professionals and more qualified coaches in delivering golf coaching sessions, normally under direct supervision. The Level 1 Volunteer Coach usually assists the PGA Professional in group coaching of beginners or junior golfers. To be eligible for the ASQ Level 1 Award in Coaching Golf Course, the candidate must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Have a commitment to attend all of the specified course dates
  • Read through the course material and be prepared for assessment

The PGA in Ireland highly recommends that each candidate complete the Confederation of Golf in Ireland Leaders’ workshop. Before recruiting and training volunteer coaches, the PGA must be satisfied that the volunteer can identify where they will use their Level coaching qualification, e.g. club coaching programme. Further information is available from the PGA by clicking HERE


Business Planning Workshops

  • Full day workshop
  • Offers clubs interactive step-by-step guide to strategic business planning
  • Each participant will receive a personalised business-planning template designed to meet the specific needs of their club
  • Discussion on how to identify and leverage new opportunities for growth, effective governance, best practice for membership recruitment and retention and enhancing club service
  • For further information contact: or phone 01 505 2070

CGI Leaders’ workshop

  • 3 hour workshop aimed at volunteers who are introducing children to the golf club
  • Focuses on how to work with groups of children, including communication and organisation
  • Participants are provided with practical information and skills to run fun chipping, pitching and putting activities at the club to support the coaching of the PGA professional
  • The workshop can be held at your club
  • For further information contact: info@cgigolf.orgor phone 01 505 4272


Code of Ethics Course

3 hour course which will enable participants to be able to:

  • Implement best practice in protecting the welfare of participants
  • Create a child-centered environment within the golf club
  • List categories of abuse
  • Make appropriate response to a disclosure
  • Make a report to appropriate Statutory Authorities
  • For further information contact: or phone 01 505 2070


Grow the Game Workshop:

  • Full day workshop aimed at volunteers and PGA professionals who are seeking to increase their membership (juniors or adults)
  • Looks at how clubs working together to grow the game is more effective
  • Focuses on the current challenges facing golf clubs and the possible solutions to these challenges
  • Identifies good practice case studies and success stories
  • Offers participants practical advice on how to deliver a group session effectively
  • This workshop is held with other clubs, therefore it is a great chance to network and share experiences
  • For further information contact: or phone 01 505 2070