The Nation’s Largest Organization of Certified Golf Teaching Professionals
The United States Golf Teachers Federation® trains and certifies golf teaching professionals. Established in 1989, it is the largest national organization of certified golf teaching professionals in the world.
The USGTF educational theme is that of progressive learning. We incorporate three levels of certification for the golf teaching professional. You may select one of the first two levels of certification in order to progress comfortably at your own pace (the third level is reserved for fully-certified USGTF members). We offer an online option (Associate Member) or a five-day onsite option (Certified Golf Teaching Professional®).
This online course qualifies you to effectively teach beginning to intermediate golfers. One of the advantages of taking the online course is that it allows you the opportunity to review and understand the information at your own pace. During the course, you will learn all aspects of teaching the game including the full swing, faults and cures, short game, rules of golf, ball flight laws, golf psychology, clubfitting, video analysis and marketing techniques.
At the five-day on-site USGTF Certified Golf Teaching Professional® course, you will learn all aspects of teaching the game including the full swing, faults and cures, short game, rules of golf, ball flight laws, golf psychology, clubfitting, video analysis and marketing techniques. Certified Golf Teaching Professionals will be able to effectively teach all phases of the game, from beginning to advanced players.
A USGTF Master Golf Teaching Professional® certification is the highest level of attainment in the golf teaching industry. Master Golf Teaching Professionals have demonstrated a teaching acumen and ability of the highest order. All USGTF members who have been a Certified Golf Teaching Professional® for a minimum of twelve months may become a Master Golf Teaching Professional.
Golf Teaching Pro
Golf Teaching Pro is a professional magazine that keeps the members of the United States Golf Teachers Federation informed on the latest up-to-date teaching methodology, member benefits, tournament information and ongoing education. It is the official international member publication of the World Golf Teachers Federation and is distributed to all member nations and translated into many languages.
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- Why Golf Will Never Die
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- Let’s Put These Old Myths To Rest For Good
- The Changing Face Of Set Makeups
- Continuing Education Key To Teaching Sucess
- Evaluate The Student And Yourself
- Dream Foursomes
- The Madness of Golf Instruction
- Ireland: Trip Of A Lifetime
- Pierson Takes NE Tourney Title
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- Avis, Budget Offering World Cup Deals
- USGTF Launches Re-Designed Site
- Summer Edition of Magazine Now Out
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- U.S. OPEN
Courses available to members and non-members brought to you by the USGTF
The World Golf Coaches Alliance is the official coaches division of the USGTF. The WGCA defines the difference between a golf teacher and a golf coach as “a golf teacher helps golfers with the mechanics of the golf swing, and a golf coach helps those who compete at golf.” This online course includes instruction on coaching at the high school and collegiate level, coaching at the professional and national team level as well as golf psychology and sports psychology in general, education on mental toughness, nutrition, biomechanics and more.
The United States Golf Managers Association trains and certifies golf club managers. We offer instructional videos on every aspect of golf club management which were created by golf club managers who specialize in all subjects. This common sense approach to learning is popular because so many of our participants already have a wealth of knowledge from other areas of life and business.
Today’s golf coaches and teachers need to know more than just how to find swing flaws and fix them. A complete holistic approach to the game is necessary for the modern serious competitor, which includes staying healthy and performing physically at an optimum level. With this in mind, the USGTF is proud to introduce the Golf Fitness & Nutrition Association.
The golf psychology certification course of the International Golf Psychology Association. This knowledge will allow you to play your best under pressure. After completing this course, you will be able to take your best swings from the range to the golf course and become the player you always wanted to be. Also, once you complete this course, you will be certified as a mental game coach and a golf psychology expert endorsed by the IGPA.