Canadian Golf Teachers Federation

The CGTF is a member of the World Golf Teachers Federation®.

The Canadian Golf Teachers Federation is one of 40 member nations that encompass the World Golf Teachers Federation. Golf Teaching Pro magazine is the member publication that keeps golf teaching professionals informed with the latest national and international news. This includes current teaching methodology, specific articles on teaching and member activities. It is unique in the fact that information is shared amongst all member nations and gives members a valuable, global perspective on the golf teaching profession.


The Canadian Golf Teachers Federation trains and certifies golf teaching professionals. It was established in 1992 and has since grown to become the largest organization of strictly golf teaching professionals in the nation with over 1,500 members.

Participants are taught how to teach every aspect of the game. Certification is available to anyone interested in teaching golf as a full time or part time profession.

CGTF members occupy all aspects of the golf teaching industry in Canada including positions as head professionals at private and public courses, high school and college coaches, teaching professionals at driving ranges, indoor facilities, and entrepreneurs that have established their own private teaching businesses.

As ambassadors of the sport, the common thread that ties CGTF members together is a love for the game and a desire to add to its growth and popularity.

C.G.T.F. Mission Statement

I undertake my responsibility, as a C.G.T.F. Certified professional Golf Instructor, to improve the student’s ability to strike the golf ball more consistently towards its intended target. This applies to the long game, short game, chipping, putting, bunker play, etc. etc.