Many years ago USGTF President Geoff Bryant asked our technical committee to clearly define the difference between a Golf Teacher and a Golf Coach. Because there has always seemed to be some discrepancy in this regard.
So here is their answer!
A golf teacher basically helps recreational golfers, and a golf coach helps those who compete at the game. Are there similarities, yes! Both are great ambassadors to the game of golf. Both need to be playing the game of golf to a reasonable level themselves. And they need to clearly explain the mechanics of the golf swing. But the golf coach also has to be well versed in subjects like fitness and nutrition, golf psychology, mental toughness and confidence. So it’s really the element of competition that separates them.
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