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Coach Education and Development

Coaches play a crucial role in the development of golf and also in the lives of the golfers they coach.

Good coaching is an integral part of the development of any player in any sport and The PGA aims to ensure that everyone involved in coaching, and growing the game, is appropriately trained and qualified to coach at their chosen level.

Through the implementation of a high-quality coach education structure, The PGA provides a comprehensive coach development pathway that provides relevant training to individuals with an interest in coaching - whether the interest be as a volunteer assisting with local club sessions right through to a highly qualified PGA Master Professional.

 PGA Pro Juniors

Golf's vision for coaching throughout Great Britain and Ireland is to develop and deliver a system that recruits, trains, supports and retains excellent coaches at every stage of the player pathway. 

The PGA has established a number of development partnerships with governing bodies of the amateur game as part of their commitment to growing the game of golf for the future. 

Read more information on our partners here.

Right Coach, Right Place, Right Time

The PGA is recognised as the leading body for coach education and development within each of these GB&I partnerships and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in this field under the 'Right coach; Right place; Right time' philosophy. 

This is a shared vision for the future of golf coaching, and one that will ultimately help to grow the game of golf within Great Britain and Ireland and ensure we see:

  • more people golf
  • more people achieving their potential
  • more people staying in golf
  • and, better performance on a world stage.
PGA Professional benefits