Learn to teach golf... the profession of a lifetime®

The Nation's Largest Organization of Certified Golf Teaching Professionals.

National Organization of 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 4 levels of certification for the golf teaching professional. You may select any level of certification in order to progress comfortably at your own pace. To become certified it is not necessary to have any prior experience, except of course, the ability to play golf at a level of acceptability. All candidates have the option to become certified either online or to attend a five-day onsite course.

Being a USGTF Member has its benefits:

International Recognition
Personal use discounts with major golf manufacturers and industry partners
Golf Teaching Pro® Magazine
Ongoing education through books and DVDs
Member's Only Forum
Logoed member merchandise
Regional Member Tournaments
US and World Golf Teachers Cup® Tournaments
and many more USGTF member benefits..

The Printed Voice of Golf Teaching Professionals®

Golf Teaching Pro Magazine® is the official international member publication of the World Golf Teachers Federation®. It is distributed to all member nations and translated into many languages. This publication keeps golf teaching professionals throughout the world informed on the latest up-to-date teaching methodology, member benefits, tournament information and ongoing education.

View Golf Teaching Pro® Magazine, Summer 2014 issue
To view past issues and archived articles, please visit www.GolfTeachingPro.net.

Our Global Presence

The USGTF is one of 42 member nations that make up the World Golf Teachers Federation® (WGTF). Established in 1993, its unique evolution plays a significant role in the history of golf instruction. It is the world's first and only international federation of certified golf teaching professionals, with over 25,000 members. Each member nation adheres to a set of Federation bylaws set forth to enact a world standard of uniformity and professionalism in the training of teaching professionals.

The World Golf Teachers Cup is the biennial world championship event of the WGTF. There is no other event in golf like it, as it is golf's only global competition for golf teaching professionals.

USGTF Pretenders

Please be Aware of Poor Copies

With the success and growth of the United States Golf Teachers Federation over the years, there have naturally been several other entities "wanting to be us". In addition, with the advent of the internet and the ease of creating websites, these entities promise the world with discounts and guaranteed job opportunities, etc....continue reading