I just sent in my dues for this year and I thought I’d let you know that the High School golf team that I coach won the New Hampshire Div. II State Championship again. We were undefeated this year.
I attached our championship picture. That’s me in the middle.
Ken Bourassa. PGTAA Class A member,
I have always thought about pursuing a career in some kind of golf related business. Finding the PGTAA and becoming a Class A Master Teaching Professional by using the information and material provided by you has provided me with the goal of pursuing a lifelong achievement of teaching this great game to all ages and abilities.
Thank you for giving me this opportunity and provide all the material and knowledge needed to move forward with my endeavors.
Jesse H. Heller
My name is Dade McDermott and I am a PGTAA Class “A” Master Teaching Professional who finished in the top 1% of all graduates in June 2006 scoring a perfect 100 on the test. I also am a private contractor who runs Dade McDermott Golf thanks to my PGTAA certification.
I received a job as the Head Master Teaching Professional and Director of Golf Instruction 24 hours after the day I was certified at the Woodbriar Country Club on Cape Cod, Ma. This was absolutely amazing to me and proved the instant credibility and legendary power of Dr. Barry Lotz and the PGTAA.
At the end of the 2006 season I was offered the Head Teaching position at the Falmouth Country Club, a 27 hole Championship golf course located on Cape Cod & run by the Billy Casper Group. I was eventually named the Head Master Teaching Professional & Director of Golf Instruction at the Falmouth Country Club and have been there for the past 10 years now. This is a wonderful course with top notch management and I have been always proud to part of the family. I also am an author who wrote the book “No Shanks!” which can be found on my website dademcdermottgolf.com or on Amazon.com. This book has been a small success garnering nothing but 5 star reviews up until now without much marketing at all .
Then this year my dreams as a teacher exploded and really came true. I was hired to be the Master Teaching Professional by the world-renowned “American Golf Corporation” to teach at their world famous Lely Resort Golf & Country Club in Naples, FL (which is Paradise and considered the “Mecca of Golf”).
Lely Resort offers three Championship courses designed by three golfing legends. I will be teaching at both of Lely’s public championship courses, The Flamingo Island club designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. , & The Mustang Club designed by Lee Trevino from Oct – May.
The other course is called the “Classics” at Lely Resort and is private designed by Gary Player.
Lely Resort Golf & Country Club is run by world class GM’s and has been rated 4.5 stars in Golf Digest magazine, and also rated as “One of Americas best ” by Golf Week on two occasions amongst many other accolades (check it out online, or on my website dademcdermottgolf.com, as its breathe taking). The teachers prior to me at Lely have been famous Top 100 PGA teachers in the world amongst many other accolades, so It’ s an honor to be part of Lely family, and I couldn’t be more ecstatic about it.
This has all been possible because of Dr. Barry Lotz and the PGTAA, which is the best “Golf Teaching” organization in the world in my opinion (and Im proof). The PGTAA creates expert teachers in the golf industry, as its curriculum is second to none. The material and resources provided by the PGTAA are a set up for instant and sustained success. There is nothing like the PGTAA, especially if you love to teach the game and help others, and have the natural ability to do so. Dr. Lotz and The PGTAA will take your talent and instantly make it into a living successful reality, what more could you ask for?
Dr. Lotz is an author of many great books himself (check them out on PGTAA.com or on the Internet yourself) , and the fact that he has always taken the time out of his busy schedule to talk to me over the phone or via email about the industry and about writing has been invaluable and I am very grateful. This helped give me the confidence to write my first book at a young age and I have many others to come (video and book series coming as well).
The bottom line isâ�¦â�¦My story is an example of how amazing Dr.Lotz and the PGTAA is, and if you ever need to contact me about any questions concerning certification and what to expect in the golf industry as a teacher I’d be more than glad to help.
Just go to my website dademcdermottgolf.com, or you can contact me directly at email@example.com and I’d be more than happy to help, just as Dr.Lotz and the PGTAA have done for me.
Class “A” Master Teaching Professional
Lely Resort Golf & Country Club
Flamingo Island Club & The Mustang Club
I was excited to earn my Class A PGTAA Master Teaching Professional Certification and to become a member of the Professional Golf Teachers Association of America. During certification training, I especially enjoyed studying the science and physics of the golf swing. I look forward to the many opportunities that the future will bring.
John W. McCauley
Class A PGTAA Master Teaching Professional
I wanted to take time to thank you and the PGTAA for being instrumental in allowing me to pursue a two pronged career in the Golf Industry. I have always thought about teaching young people this great game and receiving my certification opened the door for me to become the Varsity Golf Coach at Scottsdale Christian Academy here in Arizona.
In addition to that being a PGTAA professional was also instrumental in my purchasing a Play It Again Sports franchise where we sell all types of sporting goods including new and used Golf equipment. Needless to say, the Golf section is our main attraction.
Thanks for the opportunity with PGTAA and all it has to offer. Your program is everything it presents itself to be. I have learned a great deal from the material the course offers.
Less than 2 weeks after receiving my certificate of completion of the PGTAA course, I have an opportunity to teach a golf class at a local Junior College. Also, I have been asked to assist with a junior golf tour in and beyond my local area.
Thank you very much for your assistance and guidance in helping me become a Master Teaching Professional.
The teaching materials are complete and provide very useful information that will help any player at any level in improving their game.
I am very proud and excited to represent PGTAA.
Master Teaching Professional
I can’t thank you and the PGTAA enough for my certification as a master teaching professional. I have found over the past few years the PGTAA is well recognized by the many private and public course professionals.
It is a pleasure being a member of such a fine organization.
Personally my clientele has grown each year sine I became a member.
I did not receive my membership card in the mail. Many times mail is lost here in Florida .
Jeff Cofer – December 14, 2015
I am honored and proud to officially represent Professional Golf Teachers
Association of America.
The course materials as well as the one-on-one customer service was nullus secundus – second to none! And I only dealt with Dr. Lotz for any and all questions which sure made life easier!
It’s a dream come true to share something you love and have such passion for!
Head Golf Coach
PGTAA Master Teaching Professional
Thanks for everything. Very much worth the investment!
Just wanted to thank you again for the opportunity to become a PGTAA teaching professional and to motivate others.
After 2 years in a winter-struck part of the world, I was able to develop a good client base which led to me becoming head teaching pro at an outstanding semi-private club.
I will be implementing my golf academy and shop starting in March (after the snow).
None of this would have been possible if I hadn’t my credentials. Thanks a million!
Thanks again. FORE!!!
Johnny Franco Fata
I recently accepted a teaching job at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester New York.
Class A PGTAA Master Teaching Professional.
I would recommend anyone that wants a fantastic career or just wants to learn more about this great game we all love to get certified as as Master Golf Teaching Professional through the PGTAA.
My experience with Dr. Lotz could not have been better. The home study course was a challenging and exciting experience. The course has helped me become a better teacher and the certification will help me with my ultimate goal of teaching our country’s wounded warriors and veterans.
As a veteran myself, and having an officer in the US Army, it will be a great pleasure to be able to help our soldiers and their families learn this awesome game and built confidence while doing so.
Thanks again to Dr. Lotz for helping me achieve my goals!
February 7th, 2014
Thanks to the PGTAA for an incredible experience becoming a Master Teaching Professional! The program was a lot of fun, learned a ton, and would recommend it to anyone looking to take up Golf Instruction.
The investment of time and money is paying off in a big way in just 2 short days!! I received an Independent Golf Instructor Position at a local driving range immediately after passing the course and already have 3 lessons set up!!
My favorite part of the home-study program was having the ability to work at my own pace. It made the process of learning more enjoyable and laid back. Even though I couldn’t wait to hit the books and learn every night after work!
I have a full time job and a family, but I was still able to complete the course in just a couple months!
The video sent as part of the certification was fantastic! I’d recommend watching it over and over to help with playing and teaching! Fabulous swing and teaching tips!
It’s rewarding when I tell a friend or family member, “I’m now a Golf Master Teaching Professional!” They always respond with a “WOW, how did you get that!”
I must commend Dr. Lotz for quickly responding to all of my emails with questions. You can tell he has 100% commitment to the program and your progress.
Believe me, if you love golf and want to get into Golf Instruction, take this course!
Master Teaching Professional
September 21, 2013
Hello from PA!
First competitive round for my girls. Linden Hall School, Lititz, PA www.lindenhall.org
I have my written exam done, just trying to find time/players for my playing requirement.
Hope all is well.
Head Golf Coach-Linden Hall
May 9, 2013
Dear Dr. Lotz,
I want to personally thank you for giving me the opportunity to achieve my dream as a Golf Instructor. I am currently working with 5 students this year and several returning from a year before. I enjoyed the process of the Home Study Examination as it allowed me to learn the material in at a leisure pace. When I am not teaching golf, I am busy working on my game and enjoying everything this terrific game has to offer.
I would pleased if you used my testimony as another example of what one individual can achieve with the drive and professional assistance of the PGTAA. I look
forward to continuing with my Golf Career and credit everything to you
and your Association.
Thank you again,
Steve C. Murphy
Hello my name is Stephen Bloss and I am a PGTAA master teaching
professional. The PGTAA is a very knowledgeable course and establishment!
The benefits that you recieve from being a member of the PGTAA are fantastic!
I want to thank Barry Lotz and the PGTAA for helping my career in the golf
industry!!! I would recommend the PGTAA to anyone that wants golf to be a part
of their life…..as a career….and for the love of the game!!!
Thank you for giving me the opportunity of writing the PGTAA examination Most of all thank you for convincing me that this was the correct thing to do as you were aware I was already a level 111 certified teaching professional and was not sure whether to pursue my masters in the same direction
I had done a lot of research in the last year and a half, but this exam to me was a real eye opener it’s more than just having a good understanding of the golf swing and being able to conduct a lesson. If you want to be a great teacher you also need to have a very good understanding of the mental and club fitting aspects of the game. I will certainly continue to expand my knowledge going forward in these two aspects. Now that I have completed the examination I feel confident in achieving my aspirations of being a great teacher
Thank you for always responding promptly to any questions or concerns I may have had.
PAUL RODRIGUEZ, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Mater Dei’s Ollie Martin is the 2012 girls golf coach of the year.
Mater Dei coach, Ollie Martin, a PGTAA graduate, stood on the practice putting green at The Golf Club at Rancho California, staring at the leaderboard on the on a wall of the clubhouse after the WSCGA So Cal Regionals.
His disappointment was easy to see. Two strokes separated the Monarchs from a tee time at the CIF State championship. This was a Monarchs team Martin believed had the talent and depth to win the most prestigious tournament in high school girls golf.
While the Monarchs came up a bit short in reaching their ultimate goal, to get to the WSCGA tournament, they made school history, and for that Martin is the Register’s Coach of the Year.
The Monarchs had three future Division 1 players on their roster in 2006 and had a team go undefeated in 2010. Neither could do what the six girls in the postseason roster did this year.
By finishing second in a qualifying tournament at The Legends Golf Course in Temecula, Mater Dei earned spot in the So Cal Championships for the first time in school history.
Senior Marcella Pranovia led the team that day, shooting the low round of the tournament, a 5-under 67. Jamie Harada, Ashley Nguyen and Janneinne Le all posted rounds in the 70s that day to show the real strength of the Monarchs this season — depth. Everyone on the roster had the potential to break 80.
“I am extremely proud and happy of what we were able to accomplish. I knew that we had an outstanding team from the very beginning,” Martin said. “They went after a goal. They didn’t come up short for a lack of effort or commitment. We started to prepare right from the beginning.”
Early in the season, Martin had the Monarchs play a practice round at Mile Square Golf Course, site of the CIF-SS Southern Team Divisional, which set the field for the regional qualifier. Several times after that, the girls on the team came out to Mile Square on their own.
Mater Dei cruised to a 15-stroke victory after four of the six Monarchs who teed off in the tournament finished in the 70s. It’s an event that the twice before, but this is the first time that the Monarchs will get rings or a banner hanging in the gym. This season the CIF changed the status of this team divisional, making them official CIF Championships.
“I am most proud of that. They were feeling the pressure because they wanted it bad,” Martin said. “That was huge.”
Martin takes pride in winning the Trinity League championship, and his Monarchs did it with an undefeated season, their second in the past three seasons. In both those years, the JV team has had a perfect season, too, showing just how deep the girls golf program has become.
Recently, Mater Dei built a practice facility on its campus, complete with launch monitors and a short-game practice area. The coaches also do video analysis of each player’s swing. The Monarchs also put the girls through a new workout regimen and try to get them to focus on eating healthy by getting lunches through the nutrition window in the school’s cafeteria.
“It was a combination of all that (that contributed to Mater Dei’s success). But I am blessed with great assistant coaches, too: Bill Dodge and Derek Uyesaka. And Ed Golka has been there on the JV team. We are very stable,” Martin said. “We have a lot of things going for us.”
As a recent graduate of the PGTAA, it seems to me a great privilege and responsibility to pass along a recommendation for the study. The work from home opportunity was a great blessing, giving me the opportunity to not interrupt my busy work schedule while studying the materials on my own time. The comprehensive nature of the materials provided have improved my chances of beginning my golf instruction on a solid foundation. The earning potential I expect is exponentially greater than if I were to try to come up with this system or plan on my own. The support I received from Dr. Lotz along the way, was both helpful and motivational to continue pursuing this goal. Dr. Lotz has responded to every email personally, and for that I am grateful.
For anyone considering this course and what it might mean for your future, I can only say it was the exact right thing for me at the exact right time. I can’t promise that for you, but I would suggest it to be true none the less.
The process of becoming a professional teacher of the PGTAA started for me a few month ago, when a friend of mine told me about the program. Peter gave me the information about his course in San Diego a few years ago and I became curious. I have often thought about to become a golf pro and your home study course gave me the possibility, thanks a lot!
The course material is excellent selected and I have learned a lot by answering the 101 questions. I appreciate your support and your new book. Hypnosis and meditation are also a part of my life and therefore I feel connected to you and the PGTAA in a special way.
All the best for you and greetings,