GOLF MAGAZINE IS LOOKING FOR THE BEST TEACHERS IN AMERICA
Our biennial search for the top teaching talent in the land takes a new approach by offering every PGA instructor the chance to crack Golf Magazine's Top 100 list.
If you're a PGA professional with a resume that you think earns you a spot on the Top 100 Teachers list, or you're a reader who knows a few good pros who definitely deserve consideration for Top 100 status, we want to hear from you. We update our Top 100 Teachers list every two years, and we're broadening our search to include every qualified instructor from coast to coast to create the most extensively researched teacher pool in history.
HOW TO APPLY
It's easy. Download and print the Top 100 Teacher Initial Application Form on this page, and complete all answers in full (you may use the form, or type your answers on a separate page). This form is due at the Golf Magazine offices by June 27, 2014. The new Top 100 Teachers in America list will be published in the February 2015 issue of Golf Magazine.
To be considered for Top 100 status, an instructor must have at least 15 years of full-time teaching experience, and spend at least 750 hours a year actively teaching golf (through individual lessons, group, clinics, schools, classes, presentations, seminars, workshops, etc.). In addition, an instructor must spend at least 750 hours in other lesson- and instruction-related activities. Examples of the latter include organizing lessons, communicating with students, writing articles, filming video, learning, reading, and/or studying any areas related to the field of teaching golf. Combined minimum annual total = 1,500 hours.