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Poise and composure are a golfer’s friend... especially during the back nine in a tight, competitive round of golf.

Despite every golfer knowing the importance of keeping it together, it’s not the easiest thing to do.

Golf is a game of emotions... a game of highs and lows... a game of good shots and bad shots... a game of birdies and bogeys.

One minute you feel you have mastered your game and the next moment, you feel like a complete novice who just stepped on the course for the first time.

And to make matters worse, time is not your ally when emotions are intense.

Surely you can relate to this situation...

You have just played the best 10 holes of your life.

You feel on top of the world.

You have good control of your shots and your putting feels on point.

Things are clicking.

On the 11th hole, you have positioned yourself for a five-foot putt for par but you push the putt an inch wide of the cup.

No big deal.

You tap the ball in for bogey and you still are ahead of the game.

Unfortunately, your tee shot on 12 is wildly off target.

You are angry and you stew over that 'stupid' shot for the many minutes leading to your next shot.

You feel tense, still fuming over messing up.

Your attempt at a recovery shot doesn’t fare any better and now you have just become an emotional powder keg.

As difficult as it can be at times, keeping it together is the key to success in golf... and Angela Stanford can attest to that fact.

In her 18th year on tour, Stanford finally won her first major tournament at the 2018 Evian Championship.

Heading into the final round, quite a few players were in striking distance for the title but Stanford stayed poised to secure a one-shot victory.

But the victory was not an easy one.

Stanford made eagle at the 15th, then double bogeyed the par-3 16th hole, dropping her out of a tie for the lead with Amy Olson.

On the 17th hole, Standford exuberantly fist pumped the air after sinking a 25-footer for birdie putting her soundly in contention for a shot at victory.

Stanford parred the final hole which was good enough for the win.

Despite the emotion of the situation, Stanford was able to maintain her composure and keep it together when she needed to.

STANFORD: "I think, again, it’s really easy for the wheels to come off here. You really have to pay attention. You have to get it in the right spot on every hole."

Stanford really hits the nail on the head... You need to get into the right mind space before each shot.

That composed mindset consists of releasing the last shot and focusing on the current shot.

These mental skills can be developed and put you back in charge of your game.

Maintaining Composure on the Back Nine:

Understand that emotions, both positive and negative are a part of the game.

It's not possible to take all emotions out of the game, but you don’t have to allow those emotions to dictate your level of play.

First, try not to react to a bad or marginal shot. After a bad shot, emotions can boil up.

Tell yourself to focus on the next shot, not the last.

Next, as you walk to the next hole, take several deep breaths to keep your body calm. Enjoy the fact that you are outside playing golf!

Repeat this post-shot routine for both good and bad shots. Always focus on what's right in front of you... the next shot or hole.

By PGTAA member Dr. Patrick Cohn
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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 will 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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