Sean Foley Featured Instructor at GCAA and WGCA Conventions
NORMAN, Okla. – Sean Foley, considered one of the game’s top teachers, will be the featured instructor at the GCAA and WGCA national conventions held Dec. 8-10 in Las Vegas. Arguably the hottest name in golf instruction, Foley coaches some of the game's biggest stars, including 2014 Ryder Cup participants Hunter Mahan and Justin Rose.
"The GCAA is honored to have Sean Foley joining us for our national convention,” said GCAA President Conrad Ray. "Sean is at the cutting edge of golf instruction at all levels. College golf has never been stronger and it provides a great pathway for the next generation of elite players. We as college coaches will benefit from learning from Sean, hearing his perspectives and passing it along to our student-athletes to improve their performance on the golf course and off."
"The WGCA is very excited that Sean Foley will be speaking at our convention,” stated WGCA President Amy Bond. "His knowledge, insight, and expertise will give our coaches an opportunity to learn from one of the best in the business. As coaches we are always looking for new ways to help our players and Sean has coached some of the best players in the world. We look forward to listening to him and are honored that he has made time in his schedule to speak to us."
Foley's core teaching philosophy is driven by a passion to help golfers evolve into the best players and people they can be. He is renowned for his unmatched work ethic and ability to connect with students of all backgrounds - turning good players into great ones. Foley takes a uniquely scientific approach to instruction; incorporating biomechanics, physics, philosophy and geometry into his teachings.
Foley has twice been featured on the cover of Golf Digest, and in 2013 was ranked 2nd on their list of America’s 50 Best Teachers. Additionally, Sean has been named to Golf Digest’s Top-20 Instructors Under Age 40.
Born near Toronto to a Scottish father and Guyanese mother, much of Foley's boyhood was spent living with his family in cultural centers such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver and Toronto. He is a graduate of Tennessee State University, where he played on the golf team, and majored in political science and philosophy.
Sean currently lives in Orlando with his wife, Kate, and sons, Quinn and Kieran.
- GCAA/WGCA -
Established in 1958, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) is the professional organization of golf coaches. The GCAA's mission is to support its member coaches by creating educational opportunities, providing resources, and promoting its members with the purpose of enhancing their overall performance as coaches, mentors, and teachers. The GCAA also recognizes the excellence and achievements of its members and their student-athletes in academic, athletic and civic endeavors.
The Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA), founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women’s collegiate golf coaches. The WGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the WGCA represents over 500 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.