About The United States Golf Teachers Federation - Foreign Language Courses
USGTF FLC was established by Brandon Lee(President of USGTF-Foreign Language Courses (Vice President of USGTF Domestic Development of Foreign Language Courses, WGTF Vice President of International Development, President of COIH Golf Inc.,) in year 2011 to deliver the educational theme of "Progressive Learning". Every year, there are so many foreign language speakers who want to be certified as teaching professionals from USGTF but test process and education system was only available in English that they were not comfortable and hard for them to get certified even though they were qualified with their own languages. Therefore, USGTF opened the door and now Certification Courses are currently being offered in KOREAN, JAPANESE , CHINESE and SPANISH for those who want to become qualified golf teaching professionals but lack proficient English to gain.(We will add more language courses in the future) These courses are conducted by the same standards and costs as the USGTF (English) courses.
Our Policy on Ethnicity
In keeping with the spirit of our nation, the USGTF-FLC was founded upon the concept of welcoming everyone regardless of age, race, color, disability or national origin to become part of our family of golf teaching professionals.
The United States Golf Teachers Federation-Foreign Language Courses, through innovative, effective swing mechanics, and teaching methodology, establishes a national and international standard in training and certification for professional golf teachers. In addition, the USGTF-FLC provides services for its members and promotes the organization and the golf teaching profession.
LEVEL I – Affiliate Member
Level I members are qualified to teach the full swing to beginning golfers, and this program serves as an introduction into the golf teaching profession. Level I members must identify themselves with the words “Affiliate Member” when describing their USGTF membership. Level I members are not allowed to describe themselves as a “USGTF Professional” or “Certified USGTF Member,” for example. Phrases that would be acceptable are “USGTF Affiliate Member Teaching Professional” and “Certified USGTF Affiliate Member.”
LEVEL II – Associate Member
Level II members are qualified to teach all facets of the game to average golfers. Level II members must identify themselves with the words “Associate Member” when describing their USGTF membership. Level II members are not allowed to describe themselves as a “USGTF Professional” or “Certified USGTF Member,” for example. Phrases that would be acceptable are “USGTF Associate Member Teaching Professional” and “Certified USGTF Associate Member.”
LEVEL III – Fully-Certified Member
(Certified Golf Teaching Professional®) Level III members are qualified to teach all facets of the game to above-average players, and have successfully completed the playing ability test. Level III members may identify themselves with almost any phrase, including “USGTF Professional” and “USGTF Certified Golf Teaching Professional®.” Level III members may participate in the United States and World Golf Teachers Cups. The phrase “Certified Golf Teaching Professional” is a United States Federal Registered Trademark owned by the USGTF.
LEVEL IV – Master Golf Teaching Professional®
Level IV members have distinguished themselves as individuals with an exceptional level of commitment and desire to pursue excellence in golf teaching. They have earned the right to call themselves a “USGTF Master Golf Teaching Professional®,” and have demonstrated a teaching knowledge and ability to the highest order. The phrase “Master Golf Teaching Professional” is a United States Federal Registered Trademark owned by the USGTF.
Member Benefits Include:
1) Discount on USGTF member liability insurance (Bollinger)
2) Discount on Asiana Airline Plane Ticket
3) Discounted stay at Candlewood Suites ONLY in OC Airport-Irvine West (2600 S. Redhill Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705)
4) Discount on Golf Related Merchandise (Callaway, Nike Golf, Bushnell, Mizuno, Adidas, Volvik, etc)
5) Discount on Choice Hotels
6) Discount on rental Cars (Avis, Hertz)