FAQs
Is it necessary to pass the online test prior to gaining full certification?

No, you may elect to initially attend the entire Certified Golf Teaching Professional® on-site course.

Is there an annual fee to maintain validation?

Yes. The annual fee of $215 is due by December 31st of each year. This keeps your membership status, gives you a current ID card and allows you to take advantage of the many member benefits, Golf Teaching Pro Magazine®, member tournaments, and more.

What if I do not pass the playing ability portion of the course? Can I still gain certification?

If you passed the written and teaching aspects you are within four strokes of the target score. You may (within 12-months) submit four attested score cards with the appropriate target score or less on any championship course (5486 m for men, 4572 m for women). These cards must be attested by any three individuals along with their scores on the same card, and signed by the local professional (four signatures). Prior to submitting the appropriate scores, you will be an Affiliated Member only with no professional status or Member Card. If your playing ability test score is more than four strokes over the target score, then you must return to any certification site and simply redo the one-day PAT. The fee for this is NZ $225, which includes green and cart fees and the banquet dinner.

Do you have a Senior Division?

Yes, we do and we are very proud of our many members over age 50 who are actively teaching and promoting the game.

Men
Age 49 and under………83

50-59…………………….84

60-69…………………….84

70+…………………….88

Women

Age 49 and under……..85

50-59……………………86

60-69……………………88

70+……………………90

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