PGTCA

The PGTCA is fully dedicated to equipping you with all the appropriate resources in becoming a successful instructor. Because no two golf swings are alike, we train you on many techniques and practices so you can fit the student to a better swing rather than forcing one swing to the student.

At each PGTCA Course you will not only learn the golf swing inside and out you will understand how to implement different drills, exercises, video and teaching techniques into your lessons that best improve the student you are working with.

6 Day Certification Course Curriculum

PRE-SWING ELEMENTS

Grip
• purposes / value
• position of left hand
• position of right hand
• grip pressure
• three basic grip styles

Ball Position
• standard ball position (2 methods)
• specialty shots ball position

Proper Posture
• purposes / values
• spine angle
• distance from the ball
• dynamic balance

Alignment
• body alignment
• clubface alignment
• intermediate targeting

BODY MOTION

Proper Weight Shift – Body Coil
• winding up around a power post
• maximizing the “x” factor

Incorrect Turns
• reverse pivot
• change in spine angle
• excessive hip turn
• lateral sway

BACKSWING

The Takeaway
• sequence of backswing
• positioning of arms
• positioning of clubhead & shaft
• one piece movement
• position of clubhead and shaft

Checking Swing Plane
• clubshaft plane
• shoulder plane

TOP OF SWING

Proper Position at Top
• positioning of the body
• the three “L’s”
• positioning of clubhead & shaft

Checking Swing Plane
• clubshaft plane
• shoulder plane

THE TRANSITION

Proper Sequencing of Body
• timing
• tempo
• rhythm

THE DOWNSWING

Proper Position at Top
• weight transfer
• leverage
• unwinding from the ground up
• positioning of clubhead & shaft

Checking Swing Plane
• clubshaft plane
• shoulder plane

IMPACT

Position of Body
• position of hands
• position of right wrist
• position of left wrist
• weight distribution
• position of hips
• position of head
• position of shoulders
• positioning of clubhead & shaft

Checking Shaft Plane

THROUGH SWING

Post Impact
• extension
• weight distribution
• position of hips
• position of head
• position of shoulders
• position of arms
• positioning of clubhead & shaft

Checking Shaft Plane

THE FINISH

Body Positions
• weight distribution
• balance

Checking Shaft Plane

BALL FLIGHT LAWS

Swing path
Blade Angle
Levels
Clubhead Speed

VIDEO TAPING

Frame by Frame Analysis
• learn to fix several problems with one solution.

Camera Operation & Set -Up
Learn to make Take-Home Videos
Equipment & Lighting Requirements

PUTTING

Set Up
• basic grip styles
• ball position
• alignment
• posture
• grip
• putter types
• 2 putting strokes
• grass types
• practice programs

Learn 20 Practice Stations
Faults & Fixes
Club Fitting

CHIPPING

Set Up
• ball position
• alignment
• posture
• grip
• hand position
• targeting
• club selection
• the stroke
• weight distribution

Putt-Chip
Basic Chip
Practice Stations
Faults & Fixes

PITCHING

Set Up
• ball position
• alignment
• posture
• grip
• weight distribution
• distance control
• targeting
• the swing

Basic Chip
Pitch & Run
Lob Pitch
Practice Stations
Faults & Fixes

BUNKER PLAY

Set Up
• ball position
• alignment
• posture
• getting grounded
• hand position
• weight distribution
• the swing
• distance control

Greenside Bunkers
Fairway Bunkers
Faults & Fixes

OTHER TOPICS

Specialty Shots
Un-level Lies
Wind Shots
Pre-Shot Routines
Course Management
Mental Game
Club Selection

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