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The PGTAA (Professional Golf Teachers Association of America) celebrates its 25th anniversary this January

The PGTAA has risen to be the preeminent golf teacher certification institution in the world. The primary reason for the PGTAA’s success is their 100% pure teaching curriculum, plus their outstanding contributors and teaching staff, and overwhelming success of their graduates.

The demand for certified golf teaching professionals is at all-time high. The PGTAA has experienced over a 40% increase in enrollment for their Home Study certification process.

New research figures revealed by The R&A and Sports Marketing Surveys (SMS) show golf has enjoyed a significant increase in popularity worldwide since 2016, with over five-and-a-half million additional golfers taking up the sport.

Regions experiencing the largest rises include Asia (20.9 million to 23.3 million); Europe (7.9 million to 10.6 million – driven largely by Great Britain and Ireland 3.6 million to 5.7 million) (R&A studies); and North America (29.9 million to 30.6 million). (Per National Golf Foundation reports).

In honor of our 25th Anniversary, the PGTAA will be offering a $100 discount on their certification fee for the month of January, 2022.

Additionally, the PGTAA received for the 5th time, the Best of La Quinta 2021 Golf Professionals award.

Dr. Barry Lotz Class A PGTAA Master Teaching Professional USKIDS Golf Coach PGTAA President 760.335.0600

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