Founded in September, 1989, the United States Golf Teachers Federation began making history by training and certifying golf teaching professionals for the golfing public. By opening the door to those that previously were never given the opportunity to teach golf, the USGTF started a trend that has led the game through two decades of growth and popularity never seen before.
Today, the USGTF is the largest national organization of certified golf teaching professionals in the world. The USGTF is a founding member of the World Golf Teachers Federation® and is one of 42 member nations that make up this entity. Both Federations help to establish the world’s standard for golf teaching professionals.
The USGTF educational theme is that of progressive learning. We incorporate four levels of certification for the golf teaching professional. One may select any level of certification that is necessary for your needs. It is not required to attend Level I or Level II prior to attending the Level III Full certification. This approach allows you the opportunity to progress comfortably at your own pace in the golf teaching industry. To become certified it is not required to have any prior experience in the golf teaching industry, except of course, the ability to play golf at a level of acceptability. For this reason, passing a playing ability test is required for Level III Full Certification.
In keeping with the spirit of our nation, the USGTF was founded upon the concept of welcoming everyone regardless of age, race, color, disability or national origin to become part of our family of golf teaching professionals.