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Act now and become a certified Class A PGTAA Master Teaching Professional. This offer also applies to Golf Academy of America, USGTF, PGTCA (now closed) or similar organization’s members.

Only $695.00


PGTAA Harvard vs Community College.

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Aspirations of Teaching Golf?

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The PGTAA congratulates Mark Immelman, a long time PGTAA member, on his appointment by CBS to his expanded role for the network.

Mark has worked partial schedules for the network in recent years on top of his duties at Sirius/XM radio and as Director of Golf at Columbus State University.

Mark’s younger brother, Trevor, a former Master’s champion and a personal friend, will join the CBS team as an analyst on PGA Tour events as well as the Masters and PGA Championship, both CBS properties.

Increase your skills and revenue by becoming a U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coach.

The PGTAA in conjunction with the U.S. Kids Golf Coaches Institute, invites PGTAA members to increase their teaching skills, specifically for teaching kids. PGTAA members receive a discount on the course cost by contacting the PGTAA via phone or email..

Participating in a U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coach Seminar enhances the coach’s knowledge of all aspects of youth golf coaching while providing tools to enable professionals to grow their programs. Link:

The PGTAA partners with MEANDMYPRO

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2020 Top Ten PGTAA Teachers

  1. Patrick Cohn
  2. Jorge Croda
  3. Gary Gilchrist
  4. Mark Immelman
  5. Coe Kunz
  6. David Leadbetter
  7. Mark E. McCann
  8. Kenji Yoshida
  9. Lionel Wearne
  10. Jim Sowerwine

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Do you become distracted during a round of golf and does it happen while standing over the ball?

What are the specific distractions that affect you most as you go through your preshot routine?

Distractions are everywhere on the golf course. Some distractions you may be aware of such as anger after hitting the ball into a sand trap, the fear of missing a four-foot putt or self-critical negative thoughts. But these are more than distractions when you're fearful or dwelling on the past.

Other distractions are more subtle but equally disruptive such as spectator noise, crowd movements, or playing on bumpy greens.

Over the course of 18 holes, your mind can be bombarded and overtaken by external and internal distractions if you are not ready to manage them and re-focus.

Now that golf courses are slowly re-opening following months of closure, you will need to get mentally and physically ready to play.

Special restrictions will be in place to keep all golfers safe from the coronavirus, one of which will be playing with no spectators.

If you see spectators as a distraction, you may be excited to play under that condition. On the other hand, many golfers feed off the reactions of spectators and will see this new restriction as a distraction.

No matter what side of the fence you are on, you should understand that spectators should not become a distraction. Spectators only become a distraction when your focus on their presence pulls your attention away from your game. Your inability to refocus can help you cope better with external distractions.

Here's the kicker when it comes to distractions... If you have difficulty focusing due to spectators, even when this distraction is removed, you will often entertain other distractions.

If you want to improve your mind game, then you'll need to develop the mental skill of refocusing.

For example, LPGA golfers are slowly starting to prepare mentally and physically for the restart of the competitive season under the "new normal" conditions. LPGA No. 1 Jin Young Ko played against LPGA No. 3 LPGA Sung Hyun Park to raise money for charity and stay sharp for the possible restart of the season.

Ko, who has fed off the crowd in the past, will need to stay focused without spectators.

KO: "It's been a long time since I played the game without fan reaction. It's become a habit to shake hands. There were some awkward holes because no one responded to my play. It was a pity that I couldn't hear the cheers and applause. I hope that this situation will get better soon so that I can see many people on the course."

Every golfer gets distracted during a round of golf. And you probably have your most common ones. Playing well requires you focus well during your preshot routine and refocus when necessary.

Staying Focused on the Golf Course:

First, you want to define the mental and physical steps in your preshot routine so you know exactly what to focus on--from planning to execution of the shot.

Next, be aware of your top distractions as you go through the routine. These include:
-Outcome thinking
-Focusing on external distractions

Finally, be aware and ready to refocus or restart your routine when you notice that you are not following your normal routine, such as when you worry about missing a short putt.

By PGTAA member Dr. Patrick Cohn
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Callaway just announced their new New JAWS MD5 Raw Wedges

The 8620 mild carbon steel used in these wedges offers a soft feel and features a new grind and new look that still retain the complete performance of Callaway's JAWS MD5 lineup.

Plus they have a new Raw finish that’s always been a popular choice on Tour. This new raw finish reduces glare and provides outstanding feel.

The USP (Unique Sales Proposition) is the redesign of the groove shape which allows players to increase both spin and total control on both full shots as well as less than full shots. In a nutshell, the Callaway JAWS Groove that promotes superior enhanced spin and control.

This lineup also includes new grind options (including the new T Grind) based on Roger Cleveland’s extensive work with PGA Tour players, and it’s available from 50* up to 62* in loft options.

Loft/Grind Options

RH: 50* (S Grind), 52* (S Grind), 54* (S and X), 56* (S and X), 58* (S, X, T), 60* (S, T, X), 62* (C Grind)

LH: 52* (S Grind), 56* (S Grind), 60* (S Grind)

The wedges will be available at retail on June 4th and have a selling price of $159.99 each.
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NGF COVID-19 Update: Golfer Anxiety About Return to Retail Lessens as Stores Reopen

According to the National Golf Foundation’s latest industry-wide surveys, approximately 80% of off-course golf retail stores are open to customers, up from 61% two weeks ago.

All but 4% of the 6.5 million square feet of total off-course golf specialty space had been closed to in-store traffic in early April, even as more than 40% of courses remained open for play.

The percentage of open pro shops remains at 66%, a byproduct of at least 10 states having government mandates in place that prevent facilities from allowing customers into pro shops and clubhouses.
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PGTAA Master, Teaching Professional, Head Coach Columbus State University

Next to the PGA, the PGTAA  certification and credentialization is the most highly sought after teaching designation in the golf industry. In recognition of the industry’s growth, and in response to the demand for qualified teaching professionals, the PGTAA was established to provide extensive training to individuals as well as recognized golf teachers with years of experience behind them.

Not only will we teach you how to teach correctly, but also how to psychologically and philosophically motivate your students to become better golfers.

Becoming a PGTAA professional is probably one of the most important steps you will take during your professional golfing career. Becoming associated and certified by the PGTAA not only enhances your credibility but also enhances your teaching skills for the benefit of your future students and, naturally, your earning capacity.

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Please don’t be fooled by imitators of the Professional Golf Teachers Association of America. It has come to our attention that several other organizations are attempting to hijack our reputation, our certification designations, mimic our unique programs, especially our Home Study module, and in some cases, leverage even our name as their own. The name “Professional Golf Teachers Association of the United States”, formerly operated by National Golf Schools has ceased to exist after a settlement was reached between the parties.

The Professional Golf Teachers Association of America is and always will be the foremost 100% professional golf teaching certification institute in the world.

While these other programs and teaching organizations direct their marketing materials and resources to the targeting of all applicants (to cover their extensive advertising and marketing costs), whether qualified or not, the PGTAA’s philosophy and target market are that individual/golfer who desires to be a teaching professional in the field and not just an enthusiast. Since 1997 our mandatory personal telephone interview helps the PGTAA maintain their high level of members appreciated by all in the golf industry.

We do not offer various levels of certifications designed to separate you from your money and whose “membership/certification/levels of instructor” cards are useless and of zero value in the golf industry.

When comparing the PGTAA to ANY other teaching institution, whether the PGA, LPGA or USGTF, our cost to become a fully certified golf teaching professional is $995.00 via the Home Study module or $2495.00 via the On-Site module (restrictions apply– see below). 

Going through the certification programs of the aforementioned organizations, specifically the PGA and LPGA, could cost you in excess of $5,000.00!

Additionally, contrary to what any of these alternate “schools” tell you, ONE CANNOT BECOME A PROFESSIONAL GOLF TEACHER IN A 5-DAY SCHOOL NO MORE THAN YOU CAN BECOME A DENTIST, PLUMBER ELECTRICIAN OR ANY OTHER PROFESSION. The theoretical foundation requires studying. At the PGTAA, our written manuals exceed 700 pages and include a DVD of all the key points of teaching and playing golf.

Most importantly, the PGTAA is 100% all about teaching.

The PGTAA has over 50 Tour players including Master’s, PGA and US Open Champions, who avail themselves of our members teaching expertise.

There is only one Professional Golf Teachers Association of America, and you can always find us at


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