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How to Beat Strom at Mario Golf: A Look Into The World of DOO's Everywhere

God's plans are such a wonderful mystery. While neither of us planned it, Andrew and I both ended up in a very remote town in Western North Carolina after college.
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The Operation 36 Coach Academy is your free educational hub to learn more about developmental programming and Operation 36. You will have access to our online courses and be able to explore the web app to see what all Op 36 has to offer.

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Gateway to Success
  • Cost: Free
  • Availability: All Coaches
Sadly, most dedicated teaching professionals have never been exposed to the correct selling techniques and strategies to develop a base of long-term committed students. As a result, they struggle with constantly having to find new students, having a steady income stream, and feeling like they must discount their lessons. Come watch Andy Hilts share the “Gateway to Success”.
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How to Create Social Media Posts to Grow Your Golf Program
  • Cost: Free
  • Availability: All Coaches
Are you ready to grow your program by using social media more effectively? Amy Boehnert, of Cardinal Point Media, has created a course to show you how to create effective marketing pieces using a free software program called Canva. In no time, you will be able to take your smartphone out at a lesson and turn that pic into a polished, beautiful marketing piece that will attract new families, as well as creating a community online.
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How to Run a Successful Golf Program for Children Ages 3-6
  • Cost: Free
  • Availability: All Coaches
Learn more about how to run a successful golf program for children ages 3-6 by introducing Birdie Basics to your facility! Creator Kate Tempesta, who has taught thousands of young children in New York City and Long Island over the years through her Urban Golf Academy, will guide you through the importance of PLAY and structure for programming designed for children in this age group.
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How to Start Teaching the Human Skills to Improve Your Students Faster & Increase Golfer Enjoyment
  • Cost: Free
  • Availability: All Coaches
In this introductory course, Pia and Lynn will take you from not having a structure to teach the human skills to your players, to having a clear understanding of how to apply the basics of the VISION54 framework to help you get your players better and to enjoy the game more.
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Online Certification
2020 Op 36 Online Certification
  • Cost: $325
  • Availability: Current Op 36 Coaches
The Operation 36 Certification is your team's foundation for being trained to run a successful long-term program. Accelerate the growth of your program, retain more golfers, and ultimately create more skilled golfers that will drive your businesses' bottom line.
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Developmental Programming
The 3 Keys to Running a Developmental Golf Program
  • Cost: Free
  • Availability: All Coaches
If you are still running traditional camps, clinics, and private lessons for beginners, start here! This course will show you exactly how to make a transition to a Developmental Golf Program that will change your coaching culture and business forever. Inside we will show you the foundation of Operation 36 and give you a much better idea of how easy it can be to implement a complete developmental golf program.
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Golf Industry Innovation

October 15, 2020
"Golf's Black Hole Phase" - Where We Lose Beginners and How to Fix it

There is a negative force working against beginners golfers from day 1 of their journey. It is rarely talked about and has one job, suck as many newbies out of the sport as possible! At Operation 36, we call this force “The Black Hole Phase.”  Specifically, we define The Black Hole Phase as the period […]

March 3, 2020
How to Structure an Engaging Group Golf Class

Does your team have an engaging structure for your group coaching programs? If you are working with beginner or intermediate players, it has been proven that consistent group coaching environments are a catalyst for accelerating development.   It is easy to come up with one or two on the fly clinics, but it can get more […]

January 28, 2020
If They Don't Play, They Won't Stay - Game-Based Clinics Are Not Enough

The Most Important Lesson We Learned By Almost Going Under  As Ryan Dailey and I were developing what is Operation 36 today, we learned one particularly painful lesson. Like many tough lessons, the insights that we learned ended up becoming our pivotal “aha” moment. And now, it has become the centerpiece of our golf program. […]

December 5, 2019
The Most Important Question Golf GMs Need to Be Asking

A General Manager that is focused on growing their facility knows that Golf Instruction Programs are imperative to a successful strategy. The right program can introduce new golfers and get existing golfers to play better, increase rounds/memberships, and increase spend at the entire facility. This is true for both private and public facilities.  With the […]

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Learning to Play Golf

November 19, 2020
Mythbusters! - 3 Myths of the Operation 36 Development Model

In 2003, the Discovery Channel launched one of its most popular shows, “Mythbusters.” Airing just under 300 episodes in total, the intent of the show is to test commonly held myths. If you or your kids have ever had a chance to watch, they do an incredible job of taking these myths, testing them, and […]

September 10, 2020
What Does USA Hockey and Operation 36 Have in Common?

Changing the way beginners get into golf As a golf coach, I want the players I help to improve in playing the game of golf.  Certainly, I want them to have fun in each training session, but in the end, my goal is for them to improve their playing ability on the golf course.  Why?   […]

March 10, 2020
The Secret To Improving At Golf Is Easier Than You Think

As players, we want to improve at golf.   As parents, we want to see our children improve at the activities they participate in. As coaches, we want our players to improve. But, why? “The most effective form of motivation is progress. When we get a signal that we are moving forward, we become more motivated […]

February 11, 2020
Should You Question the Traditional Path to Becoming a Golfer?

The Traditional Learning Cycle For years as a Golf Coach, one of the major problems I would see in my players early on is that beginner golfers don’t know what to do to improve. They are eager, excited and ready to get started.  Then they hit a huge roadblock.  As they look for information on […]

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The Introduction to Developmental Programming is where every coach should start with Op 36. It is a one hour course that will show you exactly how to plan, build, market, and deliver a successful program leveraging the Op 36 Platform. 
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Introduction to Developmental Programming
The Introduction to Developmental Programming is where every coach should start with Op 36. It is a one hour course that will show you exactly how to plan, build, market, and deliver a successful program leveraging the Op 36 Platform. 
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Introduction to Developmental Programming
The Introduction to Developmental Programming is where every coach should start with Op 36. It is a one hour course that will show you exactly how to plan, build, market, and deliver a successful program leveraging the Op 36 Platform. 
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Gamification
Introduction to Developmental Programming
The Introduction to Developmental Programming is where every coach should start with Op 36. It is a one hour course that will show you exactly how to plan, build, market, and deliver a successful program leveraging the Op 36 Platform. 
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Marketing
Introduction to Developmental Programming
The Introduction to Developmental Programming is where every coach should start with Op 36. It is a one hour course that will show you exactly how to plan, build, market, and deliver a successful program leveraging the Op 36 Platform. 
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Gamification
Introduction to Developmental Programming
The Introduction to Developmental Programming is where every coach should start with Op 36. It is a one hour course that will show you exactly how to plan, build, market, and deliver a successful program leveraging the Op 36 Platform. 
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