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The Professional Golf Teachers Association of America (PGTAA) proudly announces their association with the U.S. Kids Golf Coaches Institute

Enhance your kids coaching skills. With many golfers and golf instructors having more extra time than anticipated, consider becoming a certified U.S. Kids golf coach

U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coaches are recognized as experts in teaching golf to kids ages 12 and under. Certified Coaches learn to leverage their expertise by incorporating an in-depth understanding of club fitting for young golfers, utilizing an established curriculum that features game-based learning methods, offer playing opportunities on the golf course from scaled yardages and communicate effectively with parents.

All PGTAA members are eligible for a discount.

To become listed on the U.S. Kids Golf website as a Certified Coach and gain access to the Certified Coach Resource page which includes, logos, tools and resources you must complete the following requirements.

Becoming a USKG Certified Coach
* Attend a Certified Coach Seminar. Due to Convid-19, digital attendance is now offered.

* Score 80% or better on the USKG Certified Coach test. The USKG test will be emailed upon the conclusion of the seminar.

* Complete and pass the Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach: Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons online course and test. The voucher code to take the PCA course and test for free will be emailed upon registration for the seminar. USKG will not reimburse for PCA courses completed without the voucher code.

* Update your profile listing on Only profiles that include a photo, facility listing and a current certified status will be listed.

Maximizing Certification
* Maintain an account with USKG - As a Certified Coach you have the option of being associated to a facility account, open an account in your name or activate your USKG Coach Direct account.

* Incorporate the USKG Player Pathway into your program.

* Install or provide access to a Forward Tee system at your facility.

* Update your searchable profile on the USKG website. Click here to view a guide on updating your profile.

For additional details, please visit either site: and

Dr. Barry Lotz
Class A PGTAA Master Teaching Professional
USKIDS Golf Coach

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