Teaching is one of the most respected professions and people can teach subjects, sports, dance, singing, and many other things. One such profession is PGA teaching pro. People will enjoy teaching as well as playing golf. To make a career as a PGA teaching pro, a candidate has to go through the PGA program, which has been started by professional golfers association.
Eligibility for becoming a PGA pro:
In order to become a PGA pro, a candidate must have attained the age of 18 years and should have a high school diploma. He should also have proof that he is a citizen of the USA. He has to clear PAT or player ability test in which two rounds of golf are played. Each round has a target score and the candidate has to score below the given score.
The next step is to fill a form and become an apprentice and pay the fee for registration. Level 1 kit will be given to him and he can start his apprenticeship.
In this kit, there are three levels and each of them takes two years to complete. After the completion of this kit, a checkpoint test is held which includes rules of golf. Then the times come off the Level 2 kit, which includes customer relationship, swing analysis, and business planning. Level 3 is the last kit in which the candidate learns about sing concepts, supervising, and management.
Becoming PGA Certified:
PGA certification was started by professional golfers association in 2004. The online program has been made for PGA pros who want to enhance their management skills in golf. There are many programs, which help the candidates to make their career in golf management. In order to enroll in any of the programs, a candidate has to become a member of PGA.
Descriptions are available for various courses and people can choose the one, which suits them. After choosing the course, the next step is online registration. Candidates can take fourteen courses along with six elective courses. If a person has a membership of fewer than eight years, he has to take a proficiency exam for each course that he selects.
The members whose membership has crossed eight years have to give a presentation.
Training needed to become Golf Pro:
The head golf professional has the duty of looking after golf shop while the head pro has the duty of providing lessons. At some training institute, the lessons are given by teaching professional. A successful pro should have knowledge of managing an industry business.
People who become a member of PGA can start their career as a staff member or at a private or public course. Doing the job in summer season is beneficial as he can get the experience of daily duties and responsibilities.
These are some of the things, which a candidate has to do to become a PGA teaching pro. He must be a member of the PGA so that he can do a course. After that, he can start his career whether as a staff member of the association or as a pro in public or private course. Zack Creed PGA a well known name in the field of Golf carried his passion for the game through every stage of his professional life, exploring the many sides of the golf industry from management to teaching, playing and even marketing. Oakville’s Zack Creed has spent his career in various teaching and management positions such as head pro and golf director.