Your On-site Certification Course Experience

We will teach you every facet of teaching the game of golf, and you will have every opportunity to interact extensively with your class instructor. One of our goals is that you enjoy the learning process, and this is important as this is something that you want your students to also experience. From the opening orientation to the closing  banquet, we are there to help you become the best golf teaching professional you can possibly be.

During the week 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

Both Classroom Theory and Learning On The Course and Practice Areas

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. In order for you to earn status as a USGTF Certified Golf Teaching Professional®, you will need to successfully complete a written teaching test, written rules test, verbal teaching test, and an 18-hole playing ability test.

Scores for the playing ability test are:

Men
Age 49 and under………83
50-59…………………….84
60-69…………………….86
70+……………………….88

Women
Age 49 and under……..85
50-59……………………86
60-69……………………88
70+………………………90

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