All applications are reviewed by the Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher Member Selection Committee (MSC). The MSC is a very small committee whose charge each term is to screen the list of applicants/nominees for the new Top 100 list. The goal each term will be to deliver a final list of deserving candidates to the Golf Magazine staff for the final selection process. The MSC is made of up select living members of the World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame, two advisory/consultant members, and established members of the Top 100 Teachers in America.
AVENUES FOR CONSIDERATION
Applications may enter the Top 100 Teacher Selection Pool by:
1) Nomination by a member of the standing Top 100 list. Each member of the current list may make one (1) recommendation per year. Each nominee must also have two seconds from the current Top 100 members.
2) Applying through Golf Magazine using the online Application. Use of this form is open to all qualified PGA/LPGA teaching professionals.
3) Invitation by MSC members and Golf Magazine staff.
INITIAL VETTING PROCESS
The MSC will review all applicant/nominee forms and eliminate any applicant that does not meet baseline criteria established by the Top 100 Teachers Credentials Committee, as well as identify a group of 20 to 30 potential candidates for the final candidate evaluation process. This group of selected teaching professionals will be invited to participate in the final candidate evaluation process by completing the final Top 100 Candidate Form.
The MSC will turn over its final recommended list of approximately 10 deserving candidates to Golf Magazine for the final selection.
Attached materials to the initial Application Form will not be accepted, but may be submitted if the applicant is invited to complete a final Top 100 Candidate Form. The only additional material that will be accepted during the initial vetting process is a letter of recommendation. Each applicant must have a written and signed letter of recommendation (no more than one typed page, single spaced) from a student, a mentor, an employer, a fellow employee, a Top 100 teacher, etc., to substantiate why the MSC should consider his application for the Top 100 list.