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The Most Essential Accessories and Equipment for Golf

January 13th, 2014 8:23 am

There is some variety of equipment and accessories in the game of golf. Here are a few of the golf equipment and accessories that can be taken onto a golf course.

1. Golf clubs:

The golf clubs are the most essential equipment for a round of golf, along with the ball itself. You will need at least a few golf clubs for tee-shots, and also the short game. Overall, the golf clubs include woods, irons, wedges, and putter. The golf irons include clubs from 3 iron up to 9 iron, with the lower numbered clubs hitting the ball further. Then, for the short game the wedges and golf putter can be used for chipping, pitching, and putting on the golf green. As such, you can take as many as 14 golf clubs onto a golf course, but no more.

2. Golf bag:

The golf bag is something that is required to put the golf clubs in. Overall, the golf bags can be either stand bags which include a stand for support, or golf cart-bags which can be pulled. Such golf bags can carry a full-set of clubs, and also have additional pockets for accessories. In addition, they can include golf head covers, which cover the golf club heads of the longer wood golf clubs.

3. Golf tees:

Golf tees are needed to tee the golf ball for tee shots. Overall, the golf tees can be smaller or larger tees, which tee the ball higher or lower depending on the loft required. In addition to this, the golf tees can be either the more durable plastic tees or wooden golf tees.

4. Golf glove:

Few golfers play without a golf glove. Golf gloves are for the left hand, and provide extra grip of the golf club.

5. Pitch-mark repair tool:

Pitch-mark repair tools are used on the green. If the green is not entirely smooth in places, then a pitch-mark repair tool can be used to flatten the green with. By flattening the green, a smooth putt can then be made towards the hole.

6. Golf shoes:

Golf shoes can be required to play on some golf courses. Overall, they usually have studs which provide extra grip for swings.

These are just a few of the golf equipment and accessories you can and should take out onto a golf course. Golf clubs, golf bag, golf tees, golf glove, pitch-mark repair tool, and golf shoes are equipment and accessories that can assist you during a round. Such golf equipment and accessories can be found at most golf stores.

To Become a Professional Golf Teacher

February 27th, 2013 7:32 am

Want to Become a Professional Golf Teacher? The PGTAA Gives Its Students A Unique and Competitive Edge In the Golf World.

The Professional Golf Teachers Association of America – the PGTAA, is a unique organization that offers more than any other golf teaching school. What is it that makes this organization’s course unique? It gives its graduates real-life skills and experience that they can use when they enter the world of professional golf. It emphasizes teaching golf, as well as other organizational tasks and golf basics, so that they can earn a good living in their chosen field.

While the PGA and LPGA give their graduates general golf skills such as how to run a golf organization, organizing golf tournaments, how to run a golf shop, maintenance and organization of parties, the PGTAA is unique because it offers 100% instruction on learning how to teach golf and making an excellent living in the golf teaching profession.

The PGTAA has a reputation throughout the golf world for the high quality of their graduates. Its graduates have gone on to become Directors of Golf, Tournament Directors, Head Teaching Professionals and University Golf Directors in major golf instruction organizations in Europe, Canada, Asia, Mexico, the United States and Africa.

To mention just a few names, recent graduates include Mark Immelman and Mike Kletz, both teachers currently coaching PGA and European golf pros. Recent graduates have also found positions at organizations like the Dave Pelz Short Game School and the Pebble Beach Academy, as well as institutions of higher learning like Georgia’s Columbus State, Waynesburg University, the University of Cape Town in South Africa and other prestigious institutions. Graduates have also gone on to teach at well-known resorts such as Torrey Pines, Westin Roco Ki Beach & Golf Resort, Angel Fire Resort, Houghton Golf Club in South Africa, and many more.

The PTGAA’s edge comes from its unique and detailed curriculum. It includes mastery of the game of golf – both the technical aspects of the game as well as mental aspects, which are just as powerful in determining success. The real uniqueness of the course comes from its emphasis on teaching golf, organizational skills and marketing skills.

The PGTAA offers both an on site and a home study module. They include the same materials and curriculum, but the on-site course offers face-to-face instruction by seasoned PGTAA and PGA professionals, as well as a teaching video module that is not available with the home study version. PGTAA students have the option of achieving their certification as a certified PGTAA Master Teaching Professional either via the home study module solely, or by opting to attend the on site course after sixty days of enrollment by paying just the difference in tuition fees between the two programs. The advantages of the on site course include small class size, top-notch teachers, many of whom are PGTAA, PGA and LPGA instructors, one-on-one teaching with actual students and course materials that cannot be found at any other golf teaching institution.

Both the home study and on site modules come with detailed teaching materials and resources to help graduates find a good job after completing the course, as well as skills to help them market their abilities in the real world.

On site courses are held throughout the year at different locations in the USA and internationally.

Finally, the PGTAA is known as an institution with a high level of integrity. Unlike other schools that force enrollment to pay their high advertising costs, the PGTAA only encourages and accepts enrollment by students who are interested in taking their careers to a new level and who possess both excellent communication and golf skills.

Admission to the PGTAA is via a telephone interview to ascertain the fitness of a prospective student and their aforementioned skills. The PGTAA course also doesn’t have “levels” that force students to take additional courses in order to graduate. The PGTAA offers simply one intensive, no-time limit to complete course, and upon successful completion thereof, the certification as a Class A PGTAA Master Teaching Professional is awarded.

The PGTAA is a quality school that offers a course of study you won’t find anywhere else. While the PGA and LPGA teach players to improve their golf skills to the highest level, the PGTAA goes one step further by teaching career skills to get your golfing career going. In fact, the PGA and USGA have been known to refer prospective students who do not or cannot enroll in their programs, for whatever reason, to the PGTAA. This in and of itself speaks to the quality and credibility of the PGTAA. It is truly a unique, high-quality program that educated, supports, inspires and challenges each and every student.