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Blue Mountain earns Plane Truth certification
January 27, 2012

Blue Mountain Golf Centre's PGA Coach, Duncan Woolger, has earned the top level of certification in teaching amateur and professional golfers how to improve their impact and ball flight, by being awarded Plane Truth Level 3 certification.

The Plane Truth is a system of teaching golfers how to improve their swing which was developed by top ten international golf instructor, Jim Hardy, in the USA. The Plane Truth involves not only traditional golf swing teaching methods, but also a method developed by Hardy, which has seen unparalleled results across the USA - and now Europe.

Having qualified as a PGA golf professional in 1998, Woolger knew that he could improve the majority of golfers' swings, but was frustrated that he couldn't 'fix' 100 per cent of them. Woolger spent years trying to find the answer, which eventually led him to the Teaching and Coaching Summit in Florida in 2004, where he met Jim Hardy. Hardy seemed to have the answer, and after four years of nagging, Woolger finally persuaded Hardy to teach him how to teach!

Between 2009 and 2010 Woolger gained Levels 1 and 2 Plane Truth certification, and started teaching both professionals and amateurs in Europe the best way to improve their impact and ball flight - with a 100 per cent success rate.

Along with his colleague, George Porter, Woolger is now responsible for training a large number of golf pros, both in Europe and in the UK. At the third annual Teaching and Coaching Summit in Arizona in 2011, of 60 delegates attending, 26 came from Europe and had been introduced to The Plane Truth by Woolger and Porter.

As a result of his hard work, Woolger was awarded Level 3 certification in November 2011. It is an honour that is based on performance rather than testing, and is measured in terms of success as a leader in the field of golf.

Woolger said: "I am tremendously proud to have achieved Level 3 Plane Truth certification. The Plane Truth teaching system is absolutely phenomenal, and we see results immediately in all levels of player. It is a joy to be able guarantee that we can change the way people play very quickly - by the end of a 30 minute session, there will be a marked improvement in an individual's game.

"I teach all sections of the club membership at Blue Mountain Golf Centre, and it is very rewarding across the board."

Rob Spurrier, Group Academy Manager at Crown Golf, added: "Duncan has rightly been recognised for the breadth of his teaching abilities, and for his commitment to improving golfing standards. He arrived at the Crown Golf Academy at Blue Mountain Golf Centre in August 2011, and his coaching sessions have been incredibly productive. We are delighted to have such an accomplished PGA Coach on board!"

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