The USGTF technical committee has put much thought and effort into producing the most up-to-date instructional videos on how to teach the game. This method has become a very popular way of learning by colleges and learning institutions worldwide. One of the advantages of taking the online certification course is that it allows you the opportunity to review and understand the information at your own pace. Additionally, for many individuals online courses are convenient, offer flexibility and have cost saving benefits.
This online course qualifies you to effectively teach beginning to intermediate golfers. An associate member is one who successfully completes the online teaching curriculum, or one who successfully completes the teaching curriculum at an on-site certification course who did not successfully pass the playing ability test.
Please note: It is not necessary to become an Associate member prior to becoming a Certified Golf Teaching Professional
®. The Associate certification course is provided as an option to make it more convenient to progress in the industry comfortably at your own pace.
For more information or to register for the Associate online course, please click here.
Many individuals prefer to attend the USGTF full certification course in person. These five-day, Monday through Friday courses are held in various locations throughout the nation. The examining staff is there to share with you their lifetime knowledge of teaching and playing the game. They are also cognizant of not simply lecturing to you all week. Each day, individuals have the opportunity to practice teach with their fellow students. Furthermore, all participants have a chance to hit plenty of balls, as well as to become familiar with the golf course for the final day playing ability test.
This on-site course qualifies you to effectively teach all levels of golfers. A Certified Golf Teaching Professional
® is one who attends an on-site certification course and successfully completes the teaching curriculum, verbal teaching test, and playing ability test, or one who successfully completes the online teaching curriculum as well as the verbal teaching test and playing ability test at an on-site certification course.
For more information and a complete schedule of these on-site courses, please click here.
This on-site course reflects the highest standard of golf teaching certification. A Master Golf Teaching Professional
® is one who attends the three-day on-site course and successfully completes a verbal presentation on a written thesis, shotmaking demonstration, and written teaching test. To become a Master Golf Teaching Professional, one must be a Certified Golf Teaching Professional® in good standing for a minimum of 12 straight months.
For more information and a schedule of the on-site Master certification courses, please click here.
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.
For more information or to register for the Golf Coach online course, please click here.
Golf Management can prove to be a very rewarding career. In the United States alone there are 17,000 golf courses and with golf becoming more of a global game, many certified golf club managers are finding employment outside of the United States as well. Additionally, current golf club managers are purchasing our material to refresh their knowledge on all of these various subjects.
This online course trains and certifies golf club managers by offering 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. These individuals do not require lengthy college courses or apprenticeship programs that generally last for years.