The role of the Coach is vital to the future of the game and the development of golfers of any age and ability.
The Coach is ideally a PGA Member, however many Clubs rely on volunteer Community Coaches to perform this role, as approximately 1,000 of the 1,600 clubs in Australia are not serviced by a PGA Member.
A well structured Community Golf Coach Education Pathway currently exists in Australia with coaching courses being held in all States and Territories.
For more information and details of when these courses are being conducted and how to enrol contact your relevant State Body.
All non-vocational courses – Community Golf Leader, Community Golf Coach 1 and Community Golf Coach 2 are administered by Golf Australia. All vocational courses are administered by the PGA.
A Community Golf Coach may also receive expenses, payment or compensation for giving golf instruction at a rate up to $50.00 per hour and to a maximum of $15,000 per year as part of a Program that has been approved by Golf Australia without affecting their Amateur Status.
Click Here to download an Approval of Amateur Status to Provide Instruction Application Form
The following diagram illustrates the Community Golf Coach Pathway: