PGA Teachers are a select group of individuals who have vast golf knowledge as well as being accomplished players themselves. To become a PGA teacher one must pass all requirements put fourth by the Professional Golfers Association (PGA).
Difficulty: Moderately Challenging
Enroll in a PGA accredited professional golf management (PGM) program at one of many colleges and universities that offer the program.
Pass the Player Ability Test (PAT). The PAT is 36 holes of golf in one day in which the golfer must post a certain score in relation to par to show that they are good enough to become a member of the PGA. Each course has its own target score depending on their course rating.
Complete three levels of testing (Checkpoints 1-3) that will prove your knowledge of the golf swing and all other aspects of a golf professional. The three levels of testing include standardized tests, interviews, seminars and a final presentation.
Complete 16 months of internships at golf facilities of your choosing. These internships are usually broken into three three-month internships and one seven-month internship.
Complete and pass all classes set forth by the college.
Tips & Warnings
Once enrolled there will be people who will help you work through all of the requirements and make sure that they are all met.
PGM is a time-consuming major that entails a lot of work and studying.