28,000 Members of the PGA of America eligible for Top 100 status. Each 0of the PGA's 41 sections nominates its top instructor for further consideration.
659 Instructors nominated by the 41 sections of the PGA. Each receives a questionnaire developed by the University of Georgia Sports Instruction Research Laboratory. The document requests information about teaching philosophy, experience, continuing education and development, and teaching awards.
15 New members selected by the Top 100 Selection Committee, an independent group consisting of Golf Magazine staff editors, instruction consultants and select members of the Top 100 Teachers.