The overall experience of the on site course exceeded my expectations. From the hotel accomodations to the learning facilities at Torrey Pines the entire package was first class. I left the class with a new found confidence in my abilities as an instructor and I am anxious to use the tools that PGTAA provided for me. I found Barry to be extremely accessible and willing to help the student in anyway he could. This is not a feature that you would expect from such a highly regarded individual and the President of the organization. Thank you PGTAA for the motivation to further pursue my ambition as a professional golf instructor.
How would you like to achieve your dreams faster than you thought possible? Well, you can!
Golf is a business. Businesses require cash.
Imagine starting a business that requires:
No major capital investment (less than $2,500 required)
No products to purchase
Has a market with continued growth potential
No inventory to sell
No delivery of any product
No collections (this is a cash business)
No customer risk
No long hours
No major overhead, if any at all
Becoming a professional golf teacher is the answer.
Opportunities to teach golf are enormous.
Public & private clubs
Leisure resorts – both local and global
Golf schools – directing or teaching
Golf learning centers
University & high school golf coach
Corporate golf positions
At private and semi-private golf clubs many opportunities abound for those teachers who are personable and offer interpersonal skills. Those teachers who belong to a club are able to relate to the “whole family” and are at ease with their membership, offer a head pro an alternative to allow the pro to take a vacation and to reduce his teaching workload. Being able to conduct yourself professionally, dress the part and play better than the membership are ideal ingredients to enhance your teaching practice.
For your convenience, five day certification courses are held every month in California, Nevada and Arizona. Our teaching sites offer both ideal weather and cities and that offer year round teaching an opportunity for a family vacation should you so desire. The PGTAA also conducts certification courses in Europe, Canada, South Africa, Asia and Australia. Our student-to-teacher ratio is a maximum of five-to-one only thereby optimizing your ability for focus on what is being taught and, of course, help you become a top teaching professional.
The PGTAA syllabus involves the following areas:
SECTION ONE: Teaching you How to Teach (The Instructor Module) – The Primary Objective – includes extensive use of video as learning and teaching aids.
SECTION TWO: Business & Marketing Module – Techniques and Tools to ensure your success as a Professional Golf Teacher.
SECTION THREE: Success Secrets for Teaching Golf – Everything you will need to know to imbue confidence in your methods and those of your students.
SECTION FOUR: The Playing Ability Test (P.A.T.)
SECTION FIVE: The Open-Book written examination requiring a 85% passing rate. The examination is designed to test your teaching knowledge
Also included in our On Site syllabus is our
Custom Club Fitting, Club Building and Repairs Module.
(Not available via Home Study)
In order that each student is made to feel comfortable in both the written and teaching situations, every area and aspect of the game is both extensively and comprehensively covered. Upon completion of the course, successful candidates will become certified members of the PGTAA and will receive membership cards that are recognized world-wide. A Certificate of Completion is also presented to all candidates who have successfully completed the course.
Please plan well in advance to assure your reservation. We look forward to seeing you at the certification course. Please do not hesitate to call if you have any further questions. The cost of the course includes 4 nights hotel accommodations, all course materials, tee time reservations (the obtaining of preferred rates where possible), snacks and lunch. Travel expenses, greens fees, range balls, cart fees and room incidentals are not included.
Submittable of 4 attested score cards of 83 or less on any championship course (6,000+ yards) for men, 85 or less for women.
You obtain at least an 85% pass rate on the written test.
Payment of home study course fees (at least 45 days prior to onsite school date selected).
You must submit your verifiable handicap, PAT and written exam answers prior to 60 days of the scheduled class.
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By PGTAA member Dr. Patrick CohnSelf-Doubt makes it harder to compete at a high level for golfers. When you sap your own confidence, your potential is limited...Even though you might be a talented golfer, doubts can weigh down your confidence and not allow it to grow.However, one thing compounds the problem--listening to other doubters. When your ears are open to the naysayers, you may be tempted to adopt their words as true facts.When you have doubts, it becomes easy to tune into what others say about you. By listening, you give power to the negative opinions of teammates, coaches, friends, family, and spectators. Even positive criticism from others can be taken the wrong way. * Being told, "You have a lot of potential," can be misunderstood as you are failing to live up to your potential.* When your coach tells you, "You did well, but you could have done better if you finished on the back stronger," this can be interpreted as you failed. * When your parents tell you, "You should not get upset during a round," you may feel as if you are being told you are mentally weak. Many golfers try to ignore doubts as if they will go away on their own. The problem with that strategy is that you are the ONLY one that knows you are doubting... And thus you are the only one to counter doubts with a positive statement of your ability. The key to overcoming doubts is to recognize the negative thought, then counter it by rationalizing with yourself. Reframing doubts is a mental game strategy that can help you cope better. With this strategy, you recognize negative thoughts to put a stop to further unproductive thoughts. The next step is to question your doubt, "Is this true?" Then, approach it what a rebuttal statement. For example, you may experience a string of negative thoughts such as, "I'm a horrible golfer. I have no talent and mess up every time I play." Start by recognizing the initial negative thought, "I'm a horrible golfer." Then counter the doubt, "I have accomplished a lot in my golfing career." Follow up with a positive statement, "I'm a hard worker. I will continue to push and strengthen my game further." Three Steps to Managing Self-Doubt 1. Write down your most recent doubts from a previous competition. 2. Rebut or reframe each doubt on paper: What would the most positive teammate say to me right now if he know what I was thinking?3. When you recognize a doubt, make the right choice to reframe it and move on with the competition. Note: If you have any self-doubt, you are not fully confident in that moment. Mental Training for Golf888-742-7225 | 407-909-1700 (local)www.peaksports.com... See MoreSee Less
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Golf Inc. has published its annual Most Powerful People in Golf list, and Troon CEO Tim Schantz and Executive Chairman Dana Garmany share the top spot. David Pillsbury, CEO at Invited, and Chip Brewer, president and CEO, Topgolf Callaway Brands, round out the top three that are unchanged from a year ago. The biggest mover is LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman, who rose from No. 22 in 2021 to No. 7 on this year's list. Meanwhile, PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan dropped from No. 4 to No. 10. Jay Karen, CEO of the National Golf Course Owners Association, and Cho Minn Thant, commissioner and CEO of the Asian Tour, debut on the list at Nos. 24 and 25, respectively.bluetoad.com/publication/?i=769246&p=26&view=issueViewer&goal=0_4b3f6c9b6a-6151e1c94b-44842043... See MoreSee Less
PEOPLE IN GOLF RICHARD CASHIN-USA TODAY SPORTS MOST POWERFUL LIV and golf entertainment have challenged the status quo and could transform the business of golf for years to come. This year’s power l...
I get asked many times as to what tees should be played. This will help:Driving Distance x 28A great method, developed by Chris Mile at Miles of Golf, is to take your average Driver distance, multiplied by 28, to determine a potential tee-distance range that could work with your playing style. This method can get a little misleading, as driving distance does not necessarily equate to playing ability, but this may be something else for you to consider for your next round.For example, your average drive is 250 yards.250 yards x 28 = 7,000 yards potential tee playing range5-Iron DistanceAn interesting method of determining what set of tee's you should play is by factoring the average distance you hit your 5-iron as a metric to gauge where you should play from. Take your average 5-iron distance, multiply by 36, and choose the tees that most closely match that yardage. ... See MoreSee Less