The United States Golf Teachers Federation® was founded and incorporated in 1989. It is the largest organization of golf teaching professionals in the world, with the main office located in Port Saint Lucie, Florida. The aim of the USGTF is to train and certify well qualified teaching professionals to serve the American golf public.
A Level III Fully Certified Member is one who has successfully completed the 6-day certification course and has met all USGTF criteria in the playing, written and teaching aspects of the organization.
The Playing Ability Test
Takes place on the last two days of certification and has these requirements:
2 rounds averaging 83 or less on a regulation course, a total score of 166 or less.
Women: Two rounds averaging 85 or less with a total score of 170 or less.
Senior Division Men: Age 50-59: 168. Age 60-69: 172. Age 70+: 176.
Senior Division Women: Age 50-59: 172. Age 60+: 176.
Written Rules Test
Multiple choice questions. USGA Rule Book is issued to you and permitted during test along with the easier to understand version, “Rules in Brief.”
Verbal Teaching Test
This is based on detection and correction of swing errors. It will be taught to you during the course of the week so that you feel comfortable in this scenario.