Jane Walters (aka Jane Booth)

Jane Walters (aka Jane Booth)

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
Doctoral Researcher

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PhD Title: Sport coaching systems in the UK: narratives of leading/managing change

Supervisor: Professor Kathy Armour

Jane is employed as the Head of Coaching Systems for the Professional Golfers’ Association, leading the development of the ‘Right Coach; Right Place; Right Time’ 21st century vision for golf coaching across GB & I.


BSc (Hons) Recreation and Sports Science


Having worked in the sports development sector since 1997 I now head up the Coaching Systems Development team for the PGA across Great Britain and Ireland. Previous roles within Local Authorities, County Sports Partnerships and national agencies have given me a broad understanding of the challenges that exist within the wider sports development sector. The completion of an MBA has enabled me to further develop a ‘business’ approach to sports development and my research focus on change management has provided a sound background to the drive for a major change programme within golf coaching across Great Britain and Ireland under the banner of ‘Right Coach; Right Place; Right Time’.

As a keen musician, my guitar playing is better developed than my golf! As a relative newcomer to golf, I have been fortunate to work with some great PGA Professionals who are passionate about golf and coaching and have helped me develop my golfing knowledge and playing. They have certainly provided me with the 'right coach in the right place at the right time' and helped me to learn to play the game and steer me towards my potential (which I hope I have yet to reach).


Change, coaching systems

Other activities

Employed full-time as Head of Coaching Systems for the Professional Golfers’ Association.