Learn to Play

The Future Links, driven by Honda Learn to Play program is:

  • A joint program of the PGA of Canada and Golf Canada, developed to align the Future Links, driven by Honda curriculum with the Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) Guide for golf.
  • A resource guide to assist teaching professionals in steering young golfers down a development pathway that aligns with LTPD and supports scientifically agreed upon principles for growth and development as it relates to golf.
  • A four-stage player progression framework that relate to LTPD and focuses on developing the "whole" golfer and not focused exclusively on technical golf skills.

How does the Future Links, driven by Honda Learn to Play Program work?

The Future Links, driven by Honda Learn to Play program is a framework to develop junior players through four stages that align with the various stages of the Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) Guide for golf. This program is designed to expose players to age / stage appropriate content through an identified set of core modules that are applicable to each stage of the program. 

In order to progress through each stage  of the program, the participants will need to demonstrate that they have reached certain objectives that have been established. Participation and exposure are the focus of the objectives in the earlier stages of the program (e.g. Stages White and Orange). As golfers progress through to the more advanced levels of the program (e.g. Stages Blue and Black), the objectives become more qualitative and quantitative in nature. Each stage of the program has been designed as such that it can be delivered in eight to twelve sessions of 45 to 60 minutes in length. 

Program Framework

The diagram below illustrates how the Future Links, driven by Honda Learn to Play program aligns with both the Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) guide for golf and the new PGA of Canada Teacher and Coach Certification program:

If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact us at futurelinks@golfcanada.ca

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