Class A PGTAA CERTIFIED GOLF TEACHER Become a Class A PGTAA Certified Professional Golf Teacher, Golf Coach or Golf Instructor & boost your golf career and income! Choose between the Home Study Course or our 5-Day On Site Course.


Act now and become a certified Class A PGTAA Master Teaching Professional. Applies also to Golf Academy of America, USGTF or similar organisation’s members.

Only $695.00


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2019 Top Ten PGTAA Teachers

  1. Dr. Patrick Cohn
  2. Lawrence “Sonny” Gibbs
  3. Gary Gilchrist
  4. Mark Immelman
  5. Paula Kerdpinyo
  6. Coe Kunz
  7. David Leadbetter
  8. Doug Lehrer
  9. Mark E. McCann
  10. Dino Payer

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Becoming a certified professional golf teacher is both exciting and rewarding! Read testimonials from professional Golf teachers who have used PGTAA’s Certification Program.

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:

To all PGTAA members:

First and foremost, we hope that everyone is safe and healthy.

To help our members continue teaching during these unprecedented times, 4D Motion created a remote training program for you and your players.

With remote training becoming the only option for most, the monthly Player Membership Program was designed to help ease the financial burden through a combination of 4D Modules and the new Gen 3 sensors.

Please check this system out to see if it will work for you:

4D Motion - as explained by Sang Kim, the Founder, and CEO.

1. 4D Modules with Gen 3 Sensors for Coaches

Faster: 2X to 8X faster than Gen 2 sensors

Better: Auto-detect allows you to swing/throw when YOU are ready

Compete Portability: On the field, course, home, wherever

Available for 1,2 and 4 sensor training

Works alone & with Remote Training (coach module bundle required for remote training, see #2 below)

Payment plan available

2. Player Membership Program with 4D Modules & Gen 3 Sensors for Remote Training

Monthly Player membership for 4D Motion Gen 3 Modules systems. No upfront fees.

$17/mo. - $47/mo. depending on the number of sensors needed (per player; per month)

The coach must have a 4D Motion system with modules bundle to participate (see section #1 above)

All player activity is synchronized via the cloud so coaches can see all the data

More Info:

Video about the new 4D Motion Remote Training program and Gen 3 Sensors

Remote Training Program details PDF document

4D Modules and Gen 3 Sensors

Have questions? Email us at or call 1-480-862-9101.

4D Motion’s mission has always been to understand the needs of our customers and to create products based on those needs. We hope that the 4D Motion Remote Training program and Gen3 sensors will help you continue your relationship with your clients under these difficult circumstances.

Stay safe and thank you.


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Do you have difficulty controlling your anger during a round of golf?

Have you ever become so angry after a bad shot that you flipped your club to the ground, threw your club or smashed your putter against the ground?

Some golfers get so upset that they just want to walk off the course in the middle of the round.

Intense negative emotions are difficult for some golfers to manage and those runaway emotions can add ten or more strokes to their score over the course of a round.

By far, the most taxing emotion in golf is anger. Anger wears on a golfer mentally and physically.

Anger is emotionally draining and pulls your attention away from playing golf to a world inside your head of negative thoughts, fueling your anger even further.

Surely you can relate to feeling physically exhausted after a round of golf when anger raged inside of you.

For instance, a golfer from our Mental Game of Golf Survey asked for help managing his anger on the course:

"How do I contain my anger and control my emotions? Generally, I find it hard to control my anger. How do I release anger in a constructive way?"

First of all, don't feel as if you are the only golfer who has a hard time with anger while golfing; it is quite common among golfers in varying degrees.

Several bad shots in a row or tough holes can build your level of frustration. Hitting a wedge from the sand only to watch it roll off the greens can turn that frustration into full-blown anger.

That anger can lead to giving up on focusing and whacking away at the ball with no goal in mind. As you continue to add strokes, you can feel the anger swell inside.

You smash your putter against the ground and bend the shaft. Not only will your score be awful but now you need a new putter. At that point, you have lost control.

While it may feel impossible--at that moment--to control your anger, you definitely can. You may not be able to prevent anger, but you can learn mental strategies to prevent tanking and the bogey train.

You may notice that when you become angry, you retreat into your mind and become overly-critical of every little mistake. Not only are there mental ramifications, but physical consequences also become a challenge. When your anger rages, your heart rate becomes elevated and your breathing becomes shallow and rapid.

Golfers speed up their preshot routines when upset. They grab the club and go leaving out the most critical part of the routine.

You can manage your anger in several ways. For example, learning focusing strategies can help turn your attention away from replaying bad shots in your mind and help you focus on hitting the shot right in front of you.

Another way to manage your anger is to learn relaxation strategies to calm your body and thus your mind.

Either way, it is important to realize that you are, ultimately, in the driver's seat and not your emotions.

Keeping Anger in Check on the Course

Most often, when golfers get upset, they are failing to play up to their expectations, such as "I shouldn't be 6 over par after 5 holes."

When you fail to reach your own expectations, that's when stuff hits the fan and your mind races.

First, you have to manage your preround expectations and not put standards on your game before you tee it up.

Second, write down the top 5 mistakes that make you angry on the golf course. What makes each mistake so awful for you? Write that down as well.

Next, how can you respond differently in each of the same situations? How can you make the mistake OKAY in your mind? The goal is to have a new reaction to the mistake that will help you play on with composure.

Keep in mind a mistake or bad hole does not MAKE you angry, you do!

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

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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