The Nation’s Largest 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 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®).

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Being a USGTF member has its benefits

  • National and International recognition
  • Personal use discounts with major golf manufacturers and industry partners
  • Golf Teaching Pro® magazine – The Printed Voice of Golf Teaching Professionals
  • Ongoing education


  • International PGA affiliation
  • Worldwide networking opportunities
  • Logoed member merchandise
  • Regional member tournaments
  • US and World Golf Teachers Cup® events
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