Hi!

I am a golf coach, coach developer and educator, learner, maker, researcher, husband, father, lifehacker, stoic, gamer and athlete living in Szczecin, Poland.

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Last updated: May 2020


Wojciech at graduation ceremony

Golf Coach

Currently working as: In 2019 I created a "Long-term golf coaching program" for the Polish Golf Union, a junior coaching framework for sport schools and golf clubs in Poland.
In 2018-2019 I worked as an Assistant Coach to the Polish National Team

I've been a golfer since 12 years old, and played in the Polish Junior National Squad.

I studied in the UK and graduated from BSc Applied Golf Management Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK - first polish graduate (First Class degree).

Went on to graduate from MSc Sport Coaching (also Univeristy of Birmingham, UK; with Distinction).

I turned professional in 2013.

My main coaching interests: participation development, junior coaching, sport pedagogy, practice planning.

Specialising in junior, beginner and recreational coaching.

I am a big fan of joyful golf and unique practice strategies.

I am allergic to grass, golf myths and the ban on jeans at golf clubs.

Gained coaching experience at many clubs, including Leadbetter Golf Academy at La Manga Club in Spain. See my coaching CV on LinkedIn.

Coaching education and certifications:

PGA Polska
PGA of Poland Fully Qualified Golf Professional
University of Birmingham
Master of Science Sport Coaching
Junior Golf Alliance
Junior Golf Alliance Founder Member
TPI Certified
Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Level 1 Certified
US Kids Golf Certified Coach
US Kids Golf Certified Coach

Coach Developer

In February 2020 I started working for the Confederation of Professional Golf (CPG), an umbrella organisation for national PGAs worldwide as Education Manager. I am helping to develop various projects in the golf education space.

Since May 2019 I am also the Director of Education for the PGA of Poland, managing the training of polish golf coaching workforce and lecturing at coaching courses.

I am deeply involved with the work of the Polish PGA as its Board Member, as well as the Polish Golf Union as vice-chair of the Board of Coaches.

Through the Polish Institute of Sport I became a certified ICCE (International Council for Coaching Excellence) Coach Developer.

Not having been able to find any quality CPD (education) around participation coaching (juniors, beginners, recreational players), I started ParticipationCoaching.com to share my learning journey in this area through a blog and a podcast.

Learner

See what I've been reading recently:

Maker

Founder of EduGolf.pl

Edu Golf logo EduGolf.pl is my coaching brand - a website, a blog and a YouTube channel.

Edu Golf's focus is on learning and development, sharing knowledge based on current research findings and getting away from the "quick fix" mentality.

YouTuber

Edu Golf channel - recording and editing instructional golf videos in Polish. It is the biggest golf YouTube channel in Poland with over 30000 video views.



Personal channel - some quirky video projects and videos from trips.

I'm using a Canon EOS 80D to record (most often with Canon EF-S 10-18mm), Rode VideoMic Pro to catch sound, and Final Cut Pro to edit.

Podcaster

Participation Coaching Podcast - interviewing expert coaches in the junior, beginner and recreational spaces.

Using a Blue Yeti to record, GarageBand to edit, Auphonic for post, SoundCloud for hosting and Blubrry for distribution.

Writer

Writing and creating for following outlets:

Coder

I love coding and creating websites for myself and sometimes for other people.

I'm comfortable with HTML, CSS and Wordpress.

Learning JavaScript and Webflow.

I've created all my websites (EduGolf.pl, ParticipationCoaching.com, this website).

I am a tech geek as well.
Wojciech during a magazine photoshoot

Researcher

Searching for PhD opportunities in the area of coach education and development.

Studies I've done so far:
  • Investigation into developmental journeys of polish talented golfers (BSc dissertation)
  • Beginner golfers' perceptions of Nonlinear Pedagogy (MSc dissertation, to be published)
Follow me on ResearchGate.

Lifehacker

I tend to procrastinate on learning about productivity and efficiency, trying out different apps and products and creating fancy spreadsheets to "improve" daily life.

Mostly failing as a lifehacker.

Gamer

Some of my favourite digital games: Uncharted series, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Burnout: Paradise, Mirror's Edge, Journey.
Some of my favourite tabletop games: Codenames, Neuroshima Hex.

Athlete

Recreational athlete.

Now: golf, spikeball (very cool).

Sometimes: ultimate frisbee, SUP, slackline, lifting weights, swimming, tennis, speedminton, badminton.

Used to: Capoeira, volleyball.