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PGTAA GOLF INSTRUCTOR COURSE

Become a certified Class A PGTAA Master Teaching Professional and boost your golf career and income!
Choose between the Home Study Course and our 5-Day On-Site Course (restrictions apply).

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SPECIAL CERTIFICATION FOR FORMER PGA & LPGA MEMBERS

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

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PGTAA NEWS

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The PGTAA’s newest partner – MEANDMYPRO

A couple of weeks ago, we were looking forward to introducing you to our new Partner, MEANDMYPRO, a new and contemporary online scheduling system; but with the impact the Covid-19 epidemic has had on all of us, our economy, and the direct hit it has had to golf...

Need to reduce your putting strokes per round?

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TESTIMONIALS

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: http://uskidsgolfcoach.com/player-pathway-about.

The PGTAA partners with MEANDMYPRO

The PGTAA and MEANDMYPRO  announce their partnership. MEANDMYPRO is an outstanding online reservation, scheduling, marketing and back office system designed specifically to help you grow your business. This system is exclusive for golf instructors and golf academies.

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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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This year you, your family, and loved ones celebrate the 244th Independence Day in America, commemorating the Declaration of independence of the United States, on July 4, 1776.

The past year has been a hugely eventful one for us all. We are living through terrifying times but we must remain confident and positive that the future is a bright and sunny one for us, our families, and our loved ones.

This special day is indeed a time for reflection for not only Americans but for the whole world.

It is certainly a time for us to reflect on how we have treated the world and its inhabitants in the past and how we should treat the world and its inhabitants in the future.
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From PGTAA member Dr. Patrick Cohn

Do you become increasingly nervous as you prepare to putt? Are you afraid of hitting bad shots while you address the ball?

Chances are that your thoughts are major distractions interfering with your body's ability to make a confident swing.

Thinking too much about strategy, score, mechanics, weather, greens, spectators, previous shots, leaderboard, or results disrupt your body's ability to swing your golf club freely, efficiently, and effectively.

In our Golf Mental Game Survey, one golfer brought up the topic of overthinking during competitive rounds:

"I freak out every time before I putt. I can't stop thinking about messing up. I try to talk myself through my putts, but I still miss easy putts. How can I calm down during shots?"

Your nervousness sprouts from overthinking or 'walking through your putts' and worrying about the potential outcome of your shot.

You know that worrisome feeling when the "what ifs" invade your mind. It is, as if, you time traveled into the future and watched the worst shot you ever hit. When you think too much, you lose your touch.

Overthinking traps you in an overwhelming cycle of thinking about what might happen... Coaching yourself through your mechanics... Reminding yourself of what NOT to do... Losing focus.

When you 'freak out' about your shots, your body tenses, you grip the putter harder, and you take extra time before you strike the ball. That delay before hitting the ball exacerbates the problem by giving you more time to over-think and over-analyze your shot.

When you panic about your shot, you signal to your brain that you are not ready for the putt. This thought distraction makes your stroke feel unnatural and forced, causing you to push the ball wide of the hole or leave the ball short.

The most effective way to overcome your anxiety is to take charge of your thoughts rather than allow your thoughts to take over your performance.

For example, PGA golfer Collin Morikawa has improved his putting game by tuning out thought distractions and immersing himself in the act of putting.

MORIKAWA: "It was just to be more of an athlete, be an athlete that reacts to your target. You look at all other sports, basketball, you think basketball, they're always looking at their target. I thought of Jordan Spieth when I was putting, when he used to look at his target, he was reacting...."

"That's all he does. He takes a couple quick looks if you look at his pre-shot routine, a couple quick looks, doesn't stand over it too long, but he's committed and he just reacts to the target. And I think before I was so focused on speed or I was so focused on trying to hit this great putt that I just wasn't reacting to what I was doing."

Reacting or immersing yourself in your shot requires trust. Trust doesn't magically happen when you play a competitive round.

Playing a round of golf is not the time to 'fix' your swing. Trust is developed in practice. When you have trust, you are hitting the ball with confidence.

Tip to Gain Trust in your Golf Game:

(1) You can't think about the what-ifs--what if I miss this putt.

(2) Focus on your routine when putting or hitting shots, not the outcome.

(3) Over the ball, you must focus on the target on where you want to hit the ball or putt.

(4) Trust your muscle memory to hit the shot and avoid self-coaching or overthinking
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BECOME A CLASS A CERTIFIED GOLF INSTRUCTOR WITH THE PGTAA

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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SPECIAL NOTICE

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 www.PGTAA.com.

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Father’s Day 2020 It’s that time of year again when we show our love for our fathers. This Father’s Day will be one to be remembered for years to come. Dad deserves a token of your appreciation. I have assembled a cornucopia of inexpensive and slightly more expensive...

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Need to reduce your putting strokes per round?

Need to reduce your putting strokes per round? Consider these finely tuned hole-seeking putters to lower your putts per round Without any doubt whatsoever, putting is the most critical golf skill that needs to be acquired to become, not only proficient in putting, but...

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