Do you want to become a golf instructor? – We tell you everything you need to know to achieve it.

Do you want to become a golf instructor? – We tell you everything you need to know to achieve it.

If only playing golf is coming up short for you and you want to convey your passion for this sport and teach others the secrets for being a good golfer, one of the best ways to achieve this is by training as a golf coach.

The courses to train as a golf sports technician are carried out by Spain’s Real Golf Federation (Real Federacion Española de Golf), and at them the students are trained not only in the more theoretical and practical aspects of golf, but also in teaching techniques, directive and leadership techniques, preparing them to teach classes to players of levels ranging from beginner to from initiation to development and high competition.

According to their content and the type of players intended to be trained, the courses are divided into 3 different levels:

Technical Initiation Monitor Course- Level 1:

This course credits the person to train beginners teaching them which are the technical and practical fundamentals of this sport. It also allows you to do and support functions in the operational activity of the golf facilities. The course has a duration of about 300 hours – from 6 to 7 months – of which about 150 are performed in a practical way.

In order to access this course, a number of parameters that must be met:

  • Have 16 years of age.
  • Have obtained the ESO (‘compulsory secondary education’ /high school degree) or its equivalent.
  • Possess a valid Federation License
  • Have a handicap equal to or less than 4.4 or the category of Professional Golf Player.

Pass a selection test of technical-practical nature (only in the case where the number of applicants exceeds the number of spots).

Technical Course of Improvement - Level 2:

At Level 2 we find the title of Sports Technician in Golf and Pitch&Putt. It is directed towards people who want to help with the development and refinement of the technique of golf players, in addition to coordinating all sorts of activities that are carried out at the golf facilities. The course has a duration of about 540 hours – approximately 9 months – of which about 200 are hours of practical training. In this case, the access requirements are different than the ones mentioned above:

  • Have 16 years of age.
  • Have obtained the ESO (‘compulsory secondary education’ /high school degree) or its equivalent.
  • Have passed the Level 1 Course, or have the category of Golf Monitor or Teacher’s Aide

Technical High Performance Course - Level 3:

At this last level, the title of Top Sports Technician in Golf and P&P is obtained.  Those who possess this title are accredited in order to be able to train high performance and high competition players, in addition to being able to manage all the sports area of the golf facility and manage schools and clubs of this sport. It has a duration of 610 hours, with more than 200 hours of practical sessions, and to be able to pass the course it is necessary to submit a final project. The total duration of the course is typically approximately twelve months.

The requirements for Level 3 access are:

  • Have a secondary school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have passed the Level 2 Course, or have the category of Teacher’s aide or Golf teacher

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