KDV Sport Pty Ltd
Jeremy Thompson - the second ever non PGA Professional to become TrackMan University Master
Jeremy Thompson is the Company Director of KDV Sport Pty Ltd. KDV Sport currently owns and operates KDV Sport Academy of Golf and Carrara Gardens Day and Night Golf Course based on the Gold Coast, Australia.
Jeremy is only the second ever non PGA Professional to gain Master Certification. Jeremy made the decision 3 years ago to use TrackMan technology to service his company’s needs for all ball flight and club data analysis. Jeremy also decided very early on after his initial TrackMan purchase that all staff would complete the certification process at TrackMan University to ensure quality information is always provided to the customer.
Jeremy’s company KDV Sport already employs two TrackMan Master Certified AAA PGA Professionals, Director of Instruction Richard Woodhouse and Senior Instructor Joel Mercieca. Richard and Joel were the first Master Certified Professionals in the Southern Hemisphere at the time. KDV Sport Academy of Golf held the first ever TrackMan University workshop in Australia last year and will be involved in future TrackMan University workshops in Australia in the near future. KDV Sport Academy of Golf is now only the second ever facility ever to have 3 TrackMan Masters in the same location.
“As a facility owner I view one of my key roles as providing my coaching and club fitting staff with a comprehensive set of tools that allow them to conduct their work with a high degree of accuracy and competency. The philosophy that my organisation has had since the conception of KDV Sport Academy of golf has been “this is what is going on, this is the pathway we are going to go down to fix the issue”. We never want to be in a position of saying to customer “this is what we think is going on”.”
“We have found that everything we coach revolves around the TrackMan numbers, it is always about how the numbers change for the better when we utilise one of our other teaching tools. TrackMan has become the heart of our Academy and it’s the only piece of equipment we use in every single lesson.”
“Another key point to understand is that this technology never replaces the coach, it allows the coach to get to the heart of the problem with factual information and utilise his skillset and expertise to outline the pathway forward. Constant training, learning and accreditations in each technology help cement my coaches’ expertise”.
Jeremy submitted the thesis “TrackMan data is not only good for your students; it’s an investment in your business” as part of his Master project.