USGTF Certified Golf Teaching Professional®
On-site Course – $1,790.00

During the five-day on-site certification course, you will learn to teach all facets of the game. Your course will be conducted by a USGTF Master Golf Teaching Professional®, who has years of experience. You will have ample opportunity to interact with your examiner in both group and one-on-one settings. One of our primary goals is that you enjoy your experience earning your certification. Enjoyment of the learning process is something that we hope you will pass on to your future students. From the opening orientation to the closing banquet, our staff will be there to help you maximize your potential as a golf teaching professional.

The following topics are covered in detail:

  • Common Sense Golf Teaching Ideas
  • Understanding Ball Flight Laws
  • Teaching the Golf Swing – Full Swing, Short Game & Trouble Shots
  • Psychology of Teaching Golf
  • Rules of the Game
  • Marketing Yourself as a Golf Teaching Professional
  • Clubfitting – What Teaching Professionals Should Know
  • Faults & Cures for Teaching Professionals
  • Use of Video in Teaching

 

A typical day starts in the classroom and then moves to the outdoor practice areas, where further focus is on learning to teach. You will also be given ample opportunity to practice in preparation for your playing ability test on the final day. We typically break for one hour around noon for lunch (exact time may vary), and in the afternoon you will be given the opportunity to play the course. Participants are on their own for meals, but many prefer to dine together. It is not necessary to become an Associate member prior to becoming a Certified Golf Teaching Professional®. A Certified Golf Teaching Professional® is one who can effectively teach all phases of the game, from beginning to advanced players.

In order for you to earn status as a USGTF Certified Golf Teaching Professional®, you will be required to successfully complete following tests:

  • 25-Question Golf Fundamentals Test (80% passing grade)
  • 40-Question Written Rules Test (70% passing grade)
  • One-on-one Verbal Teaching Test (75% passing grade)
  • 18-hole Playing Ability Test (see gender and age divisions below)

 

Written Rules Test

Multiple choice questions. USGA Rules book is issued to you and permitted during the test along with the easier-to-understand version, “Rules in Brief.”

Verbal Teaching Test

This is based on detection and correction of swing errors. It will be taught to you during the course of the week so that you feel comfortable in this scenario.

Playing Ability Test

The PAT takes place on the last day of certification and has the following requirements:

Men Women
  • Ages 18-49 – score of 83
  • Ages 50-59 – score of 84
  • Ages 60-69 – score of 86
  • Ages 70-over – score of 88
  • Ages 18-49 – score of 85
  • Ages 50-59 – score of 86
  • Ages 60-69 – score of 88
  • Ages 70-over – score of 90

2020-2021 Certified Golf Teaching Professional Certification Course Schedule

Nevada, Las Vegas November 9-13, 2020 Legacy Golf Club
Florida, Fort Pierce December 7-11, 2020 Indian Hills Golf Club
Nevada, Las Vegas January 25-29, 2021 Legacy Golf Club
Florida, Fort Pierce February 8-12, 2021 Indian Hills Golf Club
Nevada, Las Vegas March 15-19, 2021 Legacy Golf Club
Texas, Houston March 22-26, 2021 Oakhurst Golf Club
Florida, Fort Pierce April 5-9, 2021 Indian Hills Golf Club
Georgia, Atlanta April 19-23, 2021 Royal Lakes Golf Club
New Jersey, Princeton May 3-7, 2021 Princeton Country Club
Nevada, Las Vegas May 17-21, 2021 Legacy Golf Club
California, San Francisco June 7-11, 2021 Crystal Springs Golf Course
Florida, Fort Pierce June 21-25, 2021 Indian Hills Golf Club
Nevada, Las Vegas July 12-16, 2021 Legacy Golf Club
Florida, Fort Pierce August 2-6, 2021 Indian Hills Golf Club
New York, Hopewell Junction August 23-27, 2021 Beekman Country Club
Nevada, Las Vegas September 6-10, 2021 Legacy Golf Club
New Jersey, Princeton September 6-10, 2021 Princeton Country Club
Texas, Houston September 13-17, 2021 Oakhurst Golf Club
Georgia, Atlanta October 4-8, 2021 Royal Lakes Golf Club
Florida, Fort Pierce October 11-15, 2021 Indian Hills Golf Club
Nevada, Las Vegas November 8-12, 2021 Legacy Golf Club
Florida, Fort Pierce December 6-10, 2021 Indian Hills Golf Club