Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will I be good enough to start work as a coach when I pass the diploma certification course?

You will defiantly be good enough to achieve results better than most in the industry after the seven-day course. Whether you will be good enough to sustain an income may depend on your previous experience but you will understand completely the benchmarks you need to achieve to be a successful coach and the WGTF of GB & I will be with you all the way if you need us.

Q: I don't have a handicap and I'm not a member at a club, can I still 
be a coach?

There are no requirements for handicap and you certainly don’t need to be a member of a golf club.

Q: Are there many female coaches?

There are definitely nowhere near enough and this area offers huge opportunities.

Q: Can I make a reasonable income from this?

There are no limits to what you can earn other than the ones you set.

Q: I love the game but don’t have much time to play so I haven’t 
practiced for a while. Can I still be a coach?

Many of our applicants are those who had the dreams years ago but never followed through and now regret it.

Q: Bottom line – how many days would I have to take off work to qualify 
as a coach? Can I spread the days out or do I have to take a whole 
week off for example?.

We do advise doing the 7-days together for many sound reasons.

Q: How can I be sure that I can earn a reasonable living from being a golf coach?

Become an outstanding coach using the full package program.

Q: What if I do not pass an area of the course?

You will have an opportunity to retake many aspects of the course whilst you are with us for the week. There are only two areas which will require you to return and retake the course if you fail them during your week with us. They are the “Lesson Exam” and “Overall Performance”. Feel at ease though, as you may retake the entire course for just £200, (plus accommodation). In fact many coaches who pass choose to return and repeat the course for this incredibly low price just to get the additional benefits and learning.

Q: Can I really learn to coach golf in 7 days?

You can certainly learn to coach and help golfers in 7 days. The more experience you bring with you, such as lessons you have had, other sports you have coached, life experiences, customer service, etc will be to your advantage and will mean you leave with the ability to give a great golf lesson after completing the course. If you are a high handicap golfer who has had no lessons and little or no other relevant expertise, then it may take you a year or two to become a great golf coach. No matter how little or how much experience or qualifications you have, we will work closely with you to help and advise you to achieve your dreams. This is the place to start, the route to your success.

Q: Will my own golf swing and game improve from being on the course?

To improve you must first have knowledge and skills and then you must apply them, take action now. You will undoubtedly learn many new skills and gain enormous amounts of fascinating and exciting information on the course. Indeed it is common for our coaches to have life changing experiences during the week. When you take what you learn on the course and apply it to your own golf game, change and improvement will inevitably follow. We are no longer surprised, but always delighted when a client’s game undergoes a transformation from being on the course.

Q: What if I do not pass the written rules test?

This may be redone while on course.

Q: Do You Have A Seniors Division?

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

Q: What is the difference between the WGTF of GB & I and other associations?

The WGTF of GB & I and other associations are separate companies. Other associations train golfers to become professionals of golf clubs. The WGTF of GB & I specialise in training you to be a golf coach.

Q: Do we recognise the other associations?

Of course we do, some have a strong brand image but in our opinion the lack of competition afforded to them have slowed the growth in coaching.

Q: What are the advantages the WGTF of GB & I has over other association?

A. The WGTF of GB & I relies on your maturity and on your possession of skills and talents evolved with experience.
B. We believe our training is far more intensive,
C. from what we know without attending, their training includes much of the necessary training to also become a club playing professional.
D. It takes just seven days to obtain our level 3 qualification.
E. the investment in our level 3 has been as little as £497. We currently believe, to complete the level 3 with some other associations could cost well over 10k.
F. train while in your current employment.
G. the WGTF of GB&I recognizes like government the advantages to the man on the street when monopolies are broken up.

Q: Is it easy to earn a living on completion of the course?

Nothing worth having comes easy, but when you qualify you will have all the resources necessary to be earning over £25k within a year. If you do not reach this initial target, we will be there to help and advise you. With experience your earning potential is limitless.

Q: Will I receive courtesy on golf courses in the UK?

This is and always will be at the discretion of the golf club secretary. Always have your membership card with you. Show the appropriate respect combined with quality rapport and many golf clubs will offer you this concession.

Q: How can I best prepare for the course?

A. Send for our recommended book list.
B. Practice to improve your own game
C. Come with enthusiasm and an open enquiring mind.

Q: When I qualify which competitions can I enter to win money?

You could enter the British Open if you qualify, or any other open for that matter. There are various tours you can play. There are also senior tour events available. We have our own World Teachers Cup, five days of intense competition. The WGTF of Great Britain & Ireland championship is held once a year in conjunction with our AGM. WGTF Federations around the world have annual competitions and the WGTF of GB & I stages a world event every two years.