Congratulations!


Congratulations on your successful completion of the Certified Golf Coach training program and certification exam.  The final step in the certification process is to complete this Certified Golf Coach Application which requests the following (to be completed using the form at the bottom of this page):

  1. Execution of Coaching Principles – You Walk the Talk
  2. Professional Information for On-Line Listing and Locator Service
  3. Payment of Annual Membership Fee ($295) for Certified Golf Coaching Association

1. EXECUTION OF COACHING PRINCIPLES

All Certified Golf Coaches must demonstrate that they execute on the training that they have received.  Specifically, Certified Golf Coaches must demonstrate that “It’s About More than Perfecting Your Swing!” by maintaining a minimum number of “coaching” students with whom they provide a level of service beyond that of traditional swing lessons.  The criteria for these golfers being considered “coaching” students include:
  • You coach them across the Four Steps to Mastery (Understanding Cause & Effect, Supervised Practice, Transfer, Play)
  • You coach them across the range of essential golf skills (ball-control, decision-making, self-management)
  • You coach them regularly (minimum of once per month)
  • You coach them in a variety of situations (e.g., on-the-range, short-game area, on-course, tournaments, telephone, etc.)

To qualify and maintain your certification as a Certified Golf Coach, you must provide (and keep up to date) a list of 5 “coaching” students.  Please list their contact information below, and inform them that they may be contacted at any time as a validation of your coaching process. If contacted, your students will be informed that, as a Certified Golf Coach, you deliver services far beyond the traditional “quick-fix” lesson, and the reason for the call is to ensure that anyone claiming to be a “Certified Golf Coach” is in fact practicing what the certification represents!


2. PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION FOR ON-LINE LISTING AND LOCATOR SERVICE

The form below will ask you to complete the following information to be included on the internet locator service for Certified Golf Coaches Association members. Please make sure you have all of the following available when you complete the form.

  • Name and Title
  • Facility
  • Street Address
  • City / State / Zip / Country
  • Coaching Services
  • Rates
  • Awards & Certifications
  • Technologies Used



3. PAYMENT OF ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE ($295) FOR CERTIFIED GOLF COACHES ASSOCIATION

Once your application is accepted, you will be contacted directly by phone so that you may provide a credit card number to which payment of the annual dues will be charged each year.  The first year’s dues will be pro-rated to reflect payment only for the months remaining in the calendar year. 

 

ACCEPTANCE

Upon acceptance of your application, a formal letter of acceptance and a framed Certified Golf Coach Certificate of Achievement will be shipped to you for display in your place of business. Additionally, a press release will go out to people (board of directors, golf club, media) in your area that you would like to be notified of your achievement.