USGTF Master Golf Teaching Professional
®Certification – $655.00
A USGTF Master Golf Teaching Professional® certification is the highest level of attainment in the golf teaching industry. Master Golf Teaching Professionals have demonstrated a teaching acumen and ability of the highest order. All USGTF members who have been a Certified Golf Teaching Professional® for a minimum of twelve months may become a Master Golf Teaching Professional.
This three-day on-site course is designed to develop experienced, career-oriented teaching professionals, and is held in the fall, one on the east coast and one on the west coast.
To become a Master Golf Teaching Professional, you must:
- Successfully complete the Playing Ability Test requirements, which are four strokes lower per round than what was required to become a Certified Golf Teaching Professional®. Candidates who did not meet this requirement originally at the on-site Playing Ability Test may complete this requirement by submitting two attested scorecards to the USGTF National Office prior to attending the course. Men – two rounds of 79 or less. Ladies – two rounds of 83 or less.
Men 50-59 two rounds of 80 Women 50-59 two rounds of 84
Men 60-69 two rounds of 82 Women 60 + two rounds of 86
Men 70 + two rounds of 84
- Provide a 15-minute DVD of yourself giving a lesson, or (preferably) give a presentation on a written thesis that lasts approximately 20 minutes. The DVD must have clear audio. The DVD should have an opening segment consisting of a brief student interview, observation of the student, detection and correction of the main problem, and closing segment making sure the student understands the instructions. A DVD that shows the candidate merely teaching the basics to a beginner will not be accepted. The student must be someone who is a better-than-average player (14 handicap or below).
- Instead of providing a DVD, a candidate may present a thesis. The thesis presentation must include information that is above and beyond what was taught at the Certified Golf Teaching Professional course. The material should either be original, unique or well-researched.
- Be able to perform the following in a shotmaking demonstration: Fade, draw, slice, hook, low shot, high shot, straight shot, chip shot, pitch shot, and putt.
- Successfully pass a 40-question written teaching test (70% required).
2019 Course Dates
May 6-10, 2019
Stallion Mountain Golf Club
Las Vegas, Nevada
December 2-4, 2019
Fort Pierce, Florida