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About the PGA Professional

Member2004PGA Professionals are collectively recognised as the experts in teaching and coaching the game of golf around the world. PGA of New Zealand members earn their status only after completing a three-year traineeship, under the guidance of a fully qualified PGA Member and completing the academic and playing requirements as set by the PGA Academy of Golf.

Every aspect of golf, ranging from coach education, training and retail business management is covered in the Trainee Programme. On graduation, trainees will have achieved a high level of competence in a number of important areas such as:

Coaching
Covering modern teaching and learning methods, coaching and advanced technique analysis, human anatomy, physiology and bio-mechanics - fundamental to understanding the motion of the golf swing;

Club Technologies
Includes extensive training and equipment manufacture, club, fitting and maintenance;

Retail and Business Managment
The PGA Academy Business Management course in association with the PGA International Golf Institute, covers merchandising, finance and administration, law, modern business principles and human resources;

Professional Skills
A complete understanding of golf rules and ethics, career options, workplace organisation and communication and business skills development.

Upon gradulation from the traineeship, PGA of New Zealand full members are eligible to become tournament, teaching and/or club professionals. Only full members of the PGA are able to hold this level of accreditation.

The bottom line is that when you are dealing with a PGA Member, you are benefiting from the very best golfing advice from a fully qualified expert in golf.

PGA Professionals The Heart of Golf

 

Courtesy of the PGA’s David Coulcough

Whether its learning to play the game, improving your handicap, equipment advice, custom fitting a new driver, coaching, helping with a ruling, managing a golf club from top to bottom, coaching a top Tour Professional or simply taking a green fee, PGA Professionals pretty much do anything and everything in Golf

Perhaps best of all - they're there to help you, the ordinary golfer - squeeze the most out of this wonderful game that both tantatilises and frustrates in equal measures.

The traditional club professional role is still very much in evidence with pros remaining the focal point of the golf club or driving range - a friendly face to visitors and source of advice and help to members.

Triple major winner Padraig Harrington has no doubts as to the benefits of using a PGA professional:

PGA pros are at the heart of a range of clubs and courses across the UK but all share a common commitment to growing and promoting the game. Everyone wants to play to the best of their ability - whether in an Open Championship or the monthly medal - and there's no doubt lessons with your local PGA professional can help achieve that goal.

Down the years the role of the pro has broadened in step with changes in the golfing landscape brought about by the game's surge in popularity.

As golf has become more popular, opportunities have arisen to enable many pros to specialise in a specific area of the game whether as coaches, teachers, fitness and conditioning experts, golf managers, directors of golf, retailers, custom-fitters or club repairers.

The common denominator uniting the PGA's 300 plus members is the desire to help grow the game of golf and make it an enjoyable experience for amateur players - whether by assisting in achieving a good swing or in the smooth running of a golf club.

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