Team BC at Canada Summer Games
Coach Jackson with Team BC Jr. Players, Manager Gerry Walker and Debbie Pyne, Director of Player Development at BC Golf. As Head Coach, Jody and crew won 6 of 8 medals in the inaugural participation of golf in the 2009 Canada Summer Games!
In 2013, Team BC will be defending GOLD in both the Team and Individual (Boys & Girls) Championships at the next Canada Summer Games being held in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
54 Coach – Complete Game Coaching
Coach Jackson with Pia Nilsson (left) and Lynn Marriott (right), co-founders and head coaches of VISION54. Jody not only completed the four-day, 54Coach professional development for Complete Game Coaching herself, but coordinated an entire team of BC Golf Coaches to participate in this highly regarded coach training in February 2011.
Growing the Grassroots of Golf with Thrifty Foods
Coach Jackson loves to give back to the community! Every year Thrifty Foods supports the development of golf by sponsoring a youth golf clinic in conjunction with the Times Colonist Islands Savings Open. Local golf professionals volunteer their time and kids from all over the community can join in the golf instruction and FUN!
This tournament is one of the first stops on the Canadian Professional Golf Tour 2013 marks the first ever PGA TOUR CANADA Event affiliation. Top developing Golf professionals from around the World will compete at the Times Colonist Island Savings Open in what is sure to be an exciting week of golf. Check it out this year, Sunday June 2 to Sunday June 9 at Uplands Golf Club, Victoria, BC.
BC High-Performance Training Program
Coach Jackson giving one-on-one instruction to elite BC Junior Player – Christine Wong, during the BC Golf High Performance Training Camp.
Jody has developed and coordinated BC Golf’s High Performance Program since 2008.
A Coaching Dream, St. Andrews, Scotland
A dream-come-true for Coach Jackson… a trip to the home of golf - Scotland! Coaching Team Canada at the R & A Junior Open prior to attending the infamous Open at St. Andrews, was one off the bucket list for sure!
Details: U16 Gold Category, 66 international competitors
Results: Jr. Boy T15/T20, Jr. Girl T14/T43 (Gender Only/Mixed Gender)
Golf Travel Adventures
Jody with her group of golf travel adventurers taking their “show-on-the-road “ to Thailand.
Not only did the gang play 7 rounds of golf over a 14-day journey, but wonderful cultural experiences, in this jewel of South-East Asia, made for good times and lasting memories for all!
Team BC Wins in Playoff Against Team Ontario
Team British Columbia, comprised of Matthew Broughton of Victoria, B.C., Kevin Ko of Coquitlam, B.C. and Chris Crisologo of Richmond, B.C., captured the Inter-Provincial Team Championship title at Osprey Ridge Golf Club in Bridgewater, N.S., posting a playoff victory over the Team Ontario squad. Broughton, who captured the 2012 B.C. Junior Boys’ Championship in mid-July, made birdie on the first playoff hole, No. 1, to clinch the victory for Team British Columbia.
“None of these guys had been on Team BC at this level of championship golf before, so congratulations to three rookies who came out here and played their best,” said Team BC Coach Jody Jackson. “We talked a little bit about keeping our heads in the game and never giving up and they followed suit. It was a really good team effort.”
(source: Golf Canada online)