Friday, April 6, 2018

Moving Forward

As I look back on this year I see that it was an incredible one. So many things came to light in allowing me to further my teaching journey. The thing I take the most from last year and the thing I want to bring into this new one, though, is empowerment. That is my( Read More… )

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Podcasts are coming!

Podcasts are coming! Listen live on Monday February 19th at 6:30 pm. 2_19 Podcast

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Monday, August 7, 2017

The Power Of Sport

“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people in a way that little else does.” – Nelson Mandela I feel so privileged to live the above statement on a daily basis through our work at Kate Tempesta Urban Golf Academy (KTUGA). Our primary( Read More… )

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Coaching the Child

Hi, everyone! It has been a while since I blogged but that doesn’t mean my thoughts have stopped. On the contrary, I find the deeper I get into my program, the more insight I have into what I REALLY mean by “play to learn.” Lately I have been reflecting on the difference between teaching and( Read More… )

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Sunday, December 2, 2012


There is an acronym we use a lot in the golf world. It stands for Grip, Alignment, Set-up, and Posture. GASP. Teachers use it often and early with students, and it is the focus of a tremendous amount of golf instruction. I will be honest with you though my approach to GASP is not traditional.( Read More… )

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Monday, August 20, 2012

On Instruction & Joy

It has been a wonderful summer—sun, air, water, smiles—and, of course, lots of PLAY and lots of learning. The summer has reinforced so much for me —How incredibly blessed I am to do the work that I do —How wonderful the children I spend time with are. —And how valuable our program is. I was( Read More… )

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Play is Real

I talk a lot about Play and even close my emails with the phrase “PLAY to learn!” It’s so much more than a catchy slogan, or a fun idea— it works. Recently I discovered Teaching Games For Understanding a concept in the physical education world that utilizes this very idea—that through play we actually absorb concepts and real,( Read More… )

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Let the Children Learn: A Golf Educators Perspective

“Working with young children is an incredible experience in presence.” Read Kate’s full article by clicking pdf link below. Golf Infuzion April 2012.pdf

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Teaching and Retaining Junior Golfers

Warning, this might not be what you were expecting to hear. But if you really want your child to stay involved in golf and enjoy it, read on! (click PDF link below) golfinfuzionfeb2012.pdf  

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Play, Don’t Play

“A professional golf instructor is the best person to work on the mechanics of the game with your child. YOU are the best person to help your child develop a love of the game by backing off the performance aspect and being actively involved with the fun aspect of the game itself.” Read Kate’s full( Read More… )

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