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How to become PGTAA golf teacher

To become a PGTAA (Professional Golf Teachers Association of America) golf teacher, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Meet the eligibility requirements: To become a PGTAA golf teacher, you need to be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Gain knowledge and experience: You should have a strong understanding of the game of golf and have played golf for a considerable amount of time. It's also beneficial to have some coaching or teaching experience.
  3. Complete the required training: PGTAA offers a Professional Golf Teaching Certification Program, which consists of a Home Study course and an optional On-Site 5-day practical training sessions for PGTAA graduates. As an Associate Member you will need to complete the required PAT (Playing Ability Test) and pass the written exam to become a certified Class “A” PGTAA Master Teaching Professional.
  4. Meet the ongoing requirements: As a PGTAA golf teacher, you need to meet ongoing requirements to maintain your certification, including continuing education and professional development.
  5. Once you have completed the certification program, your Associate Member status changes to that of a Class “A” PGTAA Master Teaching Professional. 
  6. After the first anniversary of your PGTAA membership, you will pay $100.00 per year dues. These dues cover PUD (Personal Use Discount) pricing, replacement certificates, bag tags and an annual membership card.
  7. The PGTAA’s curriculum is 100% teaching methodology. There are no golf course management, Food & Beverage, Agronomy, HR, or management courses taught, as with the PGA itself.

Overall, becoming a PGTAA golf teacher requires a combination of knowledge, experience, and training. By following these steps, you can become a certified and qualified golf teacher through the PGTAA.

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To contact Dr. Lotz, the PGTAA President, call 760.335.0600 or if emailing, use: