How to become
a golf teacher

A beautiful, cool morning awaits. The green, luscious lawn fuels your golfing dreams. Will you instruct the next Tiger Woods or Arnold Palmer? Will your students reach championship after championship?

If you're a private golf instructor, you have the ability to influence the next generation of greats in the sport of golf.

If this sounds like a dream come true, it's time to start pursuing your own private golfing business. With some skill, certifications, Vev's free booking system for golf teachers, and your golfing passion.

What is a golf instructor?

Golf is a fun hobby for lots of people, but it's also a tough sport that takes a lot of practice. People of all ages enjoy golf and want to get better at it. As a private golf instructor, you can help them improve their skills and play a good game.

You might help them with their swing or show them when to use different clubs. There's a lot to learn in golf, and your job is to teach them everything they need to know so they can be great at it, whether they just want to beat their friends or become a pro.

Golf teacher instructing kids
If you start young, you'll end up with a par-fect game.

Which skills do golf teachers need?

To teach someone a sport, you need to be proficient in it. For example, to be a private golf instructor, you need to have real-hand experience playing the game, and not just on the putting green. Caddies don't count.

It's also important to be a good problem solver since golf is all about solving problems and getting your ball where you want it to go. Teaching this skill requires practice and good communication.

Do you have a good swing and great scores? Do you know your way around the course like the back of your hand? Can you get out of the bunker?

If so, you probably have what it takes to share your knowledge with other aspiring golfers. Your experience on the fairway will shine through as you teach others to appreciate the game and get a birdie or two.

Training and certification for golf instructors

To become a professional private golf instructor, you need training and certifications. Many golf instructors have formal training or team experience. This shows students that you know what you're doing and can teach them the skills they need.

You also need certifications to teach safely, legally, and professionally. Find out what certifications you need in your area. The United States Golf Teachers Federation is a leading accreditation association.

They offer memberships, training, and certifications for those who want to become golf teaching professionals, coaches, and club managers. You can learn everything you need to know about teaching golf through their programs.

This includes training in swinging, golf psychology, club fitting, ball flight laws, and more. Certification requires verbal, written, and physical skills tests. After completing the training and getting certified, you can start your private golf instructing business with confidence.

Golf teacher golf ball hole
Sharing your passion should be both fun and lucrative

How to organize bookings and clients

Now that you are certified to teach golf, it is time to get your private golf instructing business up and running. However, running your business involves more than just playing golf. You need to manage, organize, and schedule your clients effectively and efficiently.

Instead of trying to do it all by yourself with countless calendars and contact lists, consider signing up for Vev's free online booking system.

This software is a business owner's best friend when it comes to booking clients. Vev has made it easy for those who want to become private golf instructors to get started and organized in just one click.

With Vev, you can easily see all of your bookings and manage your customer information on your phone. No more digging through contacts, losing emails, and forgetting lessons. With this kind of software, you can spend more time doing what you love best – teaching golf to all kinds of students.

Promoting your golf instructor business

Promoting a business can take a lot of time and money. But you don't need an amazing website to market your private golf lessons. There are other ways to promote your business.

Signing up for social media and posting creative content can show off your skills, personality, and business. Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok are great platforms for this.

You can also make personal connections and partnerships. Talk to clubhouse managers at your local country club and let them know you offer private golf instruction.

Create flyers with your custom Vev QR code to post in clubhouses and local golf stores. Promoting your business doesn't have to be complicated.

Just show your passion for golf and teaching new students. Use social media, personal connections, and Vev to spread the word about your skills and love for the game.

Golf teacher view of golf course
This could be the view from your office

How much money do you earn as a golf instructor?

Once you've set your goal, improved your skills, obtained certification, gotten your first client, and followed your promotional plan, it's time to get paid. You may be wondering how much you can make as a private golf instructor.

The average rate for instructors depends on your location, so do some research on local prices and set your hourly rate accordingly. New instructors can expect to earn less than experienced professionals.

In the United States, golf instructors can earn around $18 per hour for lessons, and PGA pro instructors can make up to $80,000 per year. Your earnings will depend on your experience, certifications, location, and availability.

Once a client has booked with you, they will need to pay for your services. Vev can help you manage your invoices and client payments, making the process simple and easy. You can easily send invoices directly to your clients using Vev's free booking system.

Create flyers with your custom Vev QR code to post in clubhouses and local golf stores.
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Ready to start your golf teacher career?

So you love golf and by following these simple steps:

  1. Set goals and have a vision for your business.
  2. Get certified as a golf instructor in your area. You can train with USGTF.
  3. Use Vev to manage your bookings and clients in one place.
  4. Promote your business through social media and personal connections. Highlight your media content and connections with country clubs.
  5. Use Vev's invoice service to get paid after booking.

With your golfing skills and small business know-how, your private golf instruction business can be a success in no time!

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