What is a First Swing Caddy?
The First Swing team have designed and built a complete and unique software system for golf professionals, the system allows a golf professional to go about his daily business at his facility and trust that when it’s time to teach everything they need is at their finger tips.
This is what we call our First Swing Caddy.
The FS Caddy provides an end to end web platform solution to PGA professionals that will engage, excite and enrol new players. Our First Swing programs are perfect for girls and boys aged 3 -12 years old, they are fully inclusive and we invite any players with special needs to come and join the fun too.
The web platform is a one stop shop for golf coaches and parents. The platform covers the business end and provides all the tools required for a Coach all in the palm of your hand.
Trusted and Reputable Brand
FS has been operating for 7 years. We started with 1 program a week. We have grown to now teaching over 300+ kids a term in our weekly programs, over 20,000 school students a year learning to play and engaging over 50,000 people a year through our community activations.
FS use modified equipment in our programs, the equipment gives our coaches the best tools for all abilities to see results. Along with the modified clubs, we use alot of equipment already familiar to children through school during PE. We love hula hoops, tennis balls, markers and ropes!
Training and Support
FS will provide 2 days initial training, we are here to guide you not tell you how to teach. We’re all professionals, our job is to give you some added tools to expand and grow your junior programs.
Full online support available through our amazing and trusted IT team.
FS provides lesson plans and FUNdamental games/challenges which is all available through our coaches portal online.
FS coaches teach our programs through game based learning, making it fun and engaging is our number 1 priority.
FS$ Reward Program
As we have mentioned our number 1 priority is making it fun and engaging for our players. To ensure FUN and player ENGAGEMENT we have designed a rewards program with the help of our amazing sponsor Callaway.
The rewards program is simple and provides the players an opportunity to be rewarded for doing well.
At the end of each session the coach will run a quick challenge based on what the players have been practicing in their lesson, a prize pool is determined based on the number of players in the group.
The winning player gets maximum FS$, awarded a novelty cheque and picks up a “Swinging Star” award. All other players earn FS$ based on their position.
After each session the coach banks the FS$ into each players account with players having the ability to check on their progress via the leaderboard, and at the end of the term they redeem their FS$ for prizes with a yearly prize for the top player in each program winning a set of junior clubs from Callaway.
The FS Caddy Platform
The FS Caddy Platform covers the business end and provides all the tools any coach or parent would want.
- Booking System with access via Parent and Coach
- Class Management
- Coach Management
- Student Database
- Store Management for Vouchers & Products
- Messages for Communication & Marketing
Scheduling synced to google calendars
- Program Bookings & Payment Solution
- Packages & Vouchers through dedicated Store
- Student Progress Tracking
- Messages for participants
- Student engagement
- Student retention
- Voucher system for bookings
- Program notes from your coach
- Skill scoring from your coach
- Send messages to coach
Manage Your Students
The coaches portal gives you ownership of your Students’ progress, allowing you to provide them with feedback on the four basics fundamentals. The feedback is done through a ranking system “Birdie”, “Par” & “Bogey”. The portal also allows you to record player attendance and the ability to communicate with parents through email.
Instructional Content and Plans
Each term the coaches portal will be updated with the upcoming term plan and new teaching resources (if available).
The coaches portal makes it easy to keep in touch! Which means your students and parents know you are fully committed to the program.