The Professional Golfers’ Association (The PGA) prioritise the safeguarding of all involved within our sport and maintain a register of all trained golf coaches who are qualified through the PGA.
The Professional Golfers’ Association (The PGA) prioritise the safeguarding of all involved within our sport and maintain a register of all trained golf coaches who are qualified through the PGA. Our minimum standards required for coaching children are that coaches must have an Enhanced Criminal Records Check in place within the last three years and have attended Safeguarding training within the last three years.
PGA Professionals or PGA Assistant Professionals, attaining these standards are now designated as SafeGolf Accredited coaches and appear on this page. All EU based PGA Professionals and PGA Assistant Professionals are covered by personal liability insurance for any golf related activity.
We also ‘licence’ some amateur golfers to coach, who will have qualified through an ASQ coaching qualification. Typically they will have completed a Level 1 or Level 2 qualification and their roles will primarily involve helping introduce people into the sport. ‘Licensed’ amateur coaches are not able to take payment for coaching as they are ‘volunteers’. All EU based licensed coaches appearing in these lists have the minimum standards in place and are also covered by personal liability insurance for golf related activity.
The lists are updated at the beginning of each month by The PGA.
If you have any concerns regarding any PGA Professional, or you are aware of any Volunteer coaches (‘licensed’ or otherwise), please use the “professional/other” location option on the SafeGolf contact form.