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Proponent Group, golf’s only organization solely focused on helping the game’s instructors grow their businesses and build their careers, will be holding its 11th Annual Summit at Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, Texas, November 4-6.

The annual showcase of what’s coming next in golf instruction features several of the game’s foremost experts on coaching and growing the business of teaching, and includes a Demo Day with the latest state-of-the-art teaching technologies.

One of the highlights at this year’s Summit is a presentation on “Performance Coaching” from Jason Day’s longtime swing coach and former caddie Colin Swatton. Swatton has coached the 2015 PGA champion and former World No. 1 since the talented Aussie was 12 years old, and served as his caddie until September 2017. Swatton was on the bag for all but two of Day’s 12 PGA Tour wins.

Also scheduled to present at the 2018 Summit is Scott Fawcett, whose DECADE system of course management and target selection is sweeping through the amateur and professional ranks, and whose early adoptees include PGA and Tour winners, elite junior players and Top 25 college programs. Other featured presenters include Golf Channel Academy lead coach and Golf Scrimmages author, Trent Wearner; Urban Golf Academy founder and Golf Digest “Best Teacher” (New York) Kate Tempesta; and a Super Panel of putting experts, including Sam Froggatte, Todd Sones and Kevin Weeks, who will be answering any and all questions about putting.

“For the last 10 years as a member, the Proponent Summit has always been a highlight of the year for me as a golf coach,” said Andy Hilts, Director, Proponent Group.

“The opportunity to network with the top coaches in the game and take home valuable nuggets always helped me get better at my chosen craft. With the variety of talented coaches we have sharing their knowledge and expertise, this year certainly won’t disappoint.”

In addition to hosting the annual Summit and other world-class education events, Proponent Group, a Golf Channel company, also provides its more than 650 Full and Associate Members with hours and hours of best practices education, contract negotiation strategies, unique networking opportunities, apparel and technology discounts, and a monthly newsletter dedicated to fresh instruction programming ideas.

Cowboys Golf Club is one of the Lone Star State’s only all-inclusive world-class resort golf properties. It takes its name from the National Football League (NFL) franchise Dallas Cowboys, and is the only NFL-themed golf club in the world. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones opened the club, located about a 30-minute drive from downtown Dallas, in 2001. The clubhouse features replica Super Bowl trophies and other Cowboys memorabilia, and the championship course, designed by award-winning architect Jeff Brauer, pays homage to the Cowboys’ rich history through stone markers and other displays throughout the course.

All Proponent members are invited to attend the Summit. To register, log on to the members’ website and click on the Summit Registration link. For more information about becoming a Proponent member, go to


Representing 450 standout golf instructors as full Members plus 225 younger instructors as Associate Members, Proponent Group is a specialized service company founded in 2007 by Lorin Anderson. Located online at, the company operates from its headquarters in Orlando, Florida. Proponent Group provides a unique array of professional services to help academy owners and other accomplished teachers shape their careers and grow their businesses. Through access to exclusive data, research and source material, members leverage a trove of unique concepts, documents and services. Proponent Group is a Golf Channel company.


Golf Channel is a multimedia, golf entertainment and services company based in Orlando, Fla. Serving the most-affluent audience in all of television, Golf Channel – co-founded by Arnold Palmer in 1995 and now part of NBC Sports Group – is available to nearly 500 million viewers in 78 countries and nine languages around the world. Golf Channel features more live golf coverage than all other networks combined, including tournament action from the PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, The Open, Olympics, and Ryder Cup, as well as high-quality news, instruction and original programming. Delivering unmatched coverage of the world of golf, fans are able to enjoy 24/7 live streaming of Golf Channel content through Golf Channel Digital and the NBC Sports App, powered by Playmaker Media. In addition, Golf Channel connects the world to golf through a wide array of digital and lifestyle services including Golf Channel Mobile, a comprehensive app covering golf’s latest headlines, scores and analysis; GolfNow, the world’s largest online tee time booking platform and golf course technology partner, which includes the GolfNow Mobile App, featuring on-course GPS tracking, in-round scoring and game tracking; Revolution Golf, the largest direct-to-consumer digital platform in golf ;, the world’s largest golf course ratings and review resource for golfers, by golfers; a North American network of Golf Channel Academy instructional facilities; and Golf Channel Am Tour, the world’s largest amateur golf tour; and as the Official Media Partner of St. Andrews Links, the Home of Golf.

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One of the best teaching summits of the year! Proponent always keeps us on the cutting edge of new technology and the best teaching & coaching trends in the business. Honored to be a long time member!

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