Pearson Partners with LPGA to Launch an Online Course to Help Teach Female Golfers

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LPGA Teaching HER Course provides golf professionals with the educational tools they need to improve the training process for women

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Most of the teaching methods used in the golf industry today were developed by golf professionals based on their experiences teaching men. In an effort to increase instructors’ level of comfort, skills, and teaching methods for the training of women golfers of all ages, the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) has partnered with Pearson to create a new online program called the LPGA Teaching HER Course. The self-paced course, which launches in fall 2014, consists of four one-hour modules with knowledge checks and interactive video segments.

The course content was developed from the current LPGA teacher certification education materials. Learners will receive access to in-depth educational resources across three levels of training and a formal certification upon completion of the self-paced course. LPGA and PGA professionals who complete the online course will receive continuing education credits and will also be listed on LPGA.com as an LPGA-Approved Teaching HER Instructor in LPGA’s ‘Find a Teacher’ database.

LPGA Chief Teaching Officer, Nancy Henderson, said, “The LPGA Teaching and Club Professional division has always been recognized for its forward-thinking approach towards golf instruction and the training of golf professionals worldwide. We are proud to partner with Pearson to ensure that our members have the educational tools necessary to confidently and comfortably help female golfers improve their games.”

Pearson’s Managing Director of Higher Education, Robin Baliszewski, said, “With the LPGA’s long history of supporting women in sports, it is no surprise that they are leading the industry by revolutionizing the training process. Pearson is proud to partner with the LPGA to transform their superior content and deliver it in a digital format that meets the needs of 21st-century learners.”

Pearson partners with K-20 educational institutions, organizations, corporations, associations and government agencies to create effective solutions that are aligned with their learning and professional development goals.

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Pearson is the world's leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning. For more information about Pearson, visit http://www.pearson.com.

About the LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals
The LPGA Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) membership was founded in 1959 as an outgrowth of the LPGA Tour. More than 1,600 members strong, the LPGA T&CP boasts the largest association of women golf professionals in the world and is the leader in research-based golf education. The LPGA T&CP provides members with section, regional, and national programs that further the LPGA’s commitment to offering state-of-the-art education in the methods and techniques of teaching the game of golf.

LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals are dedicated to advancing the game of golf through teaching, coaching and managing golf facilities. LPGA T&CP members also support the LPGA's various grassroots programs that were created to increase the involvement of women and youth in golf as well as contribute to the overall growth of the sport. These programs include LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, LPGA Tour Junior Clinics, the LPGA Lesson Zone presented by Volvik, LPGA Clinics for Women, Nike Junior Golf Camps and others.

The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla. For more information about the LPGA, log on to http://www.LPGA.com.

Media Contact: Brandon Pinette, brandon(dot)pinette(at)pearson(dot)com or 800-745-8489

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