U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coaches are recognized as experts in teaching golf to kids ages 12 and under.  Certified Coaches learn to leverage their expertise by incorporating an in-depth understanding of club fitting for young golfers, utilizing an established curriculum that features game-based learning methods, offer playing opportunities on the golf course from scaled yardages and communicate effectively with parents.

We're Here to Help You Grow Your Business

The U.S. Kids Golf Coaches Institute was formed to support golf professionals as they work to improve their youth business. The process begins by attending a U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coaching Seminar in order to learn about equipment fitting, games-based coaching, and course setup while earning PGA & LPGA educational credits. Once Certification Tests are passed, the Coaches Institute provides the following benefits:

  • You will have a Personal Profile Page on the U.S. Kids Golf website that exposes your business to over 60,000 unique web visitors per month.
  • You are given a Coach Portal, which has Coaching Resources and Promotional Tools that are available to help build your program.
  • Your club or business receives a 2% discount on any U.S. Kids Golf product.
  • You receive a President’s Club Membership at Longleaf Golf & Family Club, Southern Pines, NC—the home of our “living laboratory”.  Schedule one-on-one time with our U.S. Kids Golf National Academy Director at no charge to discuss best practices or learn more about the Longleaf Tee System.
  • Through USKG Coaches Direct Program, earn an additional 10% Commission on products ordered on
  • You are eligible for consideration for our Top 50 Kids Teacher Award given out yearly at the PGA Merchandise Show (Applications open in September each year).
  • You may return to any USKG Certified Coaching Seminar for $50 to refresh your knowledge. (Initial seminar cost is $195)
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Coaches Institute Members can login to the Member Connect portal and click Coach Resources in the left hand navigation.


  • Renew your membership in the Coaches Institute in order to continue all your benefits listed above for $95 per year.  Note: the $95 renewal fee comes back to you as a discount code to be used on any products ordered on our B2B website.
*Memberships are valid for 12 months. You will receive an email alerting you to renew your account. If you do not renew, benefits will lapse.

Our website. Your profile. Get noticed today. 

Your Certified Coaches profile is the best way for you to connect to the thousands of visitors that visit each month. Our customers are constantly searching for expert golf coaches in their area. By having a current and accurate profile, you are making it easier for families to find you and refer others to your program. Click below to update your page today.


Coaches Direct Program

Because of your membership with the Coaches Institute, you are now able to offer U.S. Kids Golf products on directly to your students, family, and friends at a special discount. Furthermore, this is a great way for you to earn additional income.

  • Coaches earn 10% net commissions on products sold on when customers use your membership number as a discount code during checkout.
  • Your membership number provides your customer with a 5% discount and free home delivery (FedEx Ground within the 48 contiguous states). Other options, including international delivery are the consumer's responsibility.
  • After approval as a COACHES DIRECT member, you'll have access to marketing templates and other supporting material. 

Coach Blog

Three of the latest posts from USKG Coaches. View the full archive here.

Getting your child into golf
by Kevin Weeks

New Frontiers (teaching ages 2-5)
By Nicole welller

Let's Bury the Long Driver
By John Godwin

To submit a blog post to appear on this page and please contact John Kim at



Renewing your certification and participating in on-going training with the Coaches Institute means renewing your commitment to being the best at youth development in the sport of golf. It is more than a designation or title; it is a proclamation of your expertise and passion for the game.

Renew Your Certification

Coaches who attend a seminar and complete the USKG and PCA tests are considered active Certified Coaches for one year from the date of the seminar that was attended. After the first year and each year following, annual dues of $95 will be assessed. Coaches will be notified by email when the dues are payable. 

To view your certification status or to renew, click the Renew Now button and login to your Member Connect account.  Login with the email address that you used to register for the seminar.  If you do not know your password, click Forgot Password and follow the steps provided.  Once you have successfully logged in, select Pay My Bills to view your status and renew your certification. 

Your new credentials will be sent via mail within three weeks so be sure that your contact information on your Member Connect Profile is correct.

We thank you for being a leader in growing the game and providing young players the gift of a lifetime.  

Mandatory Ongoing Training - Every 4 Years

After four-years of attending a seminar it is required that you re-attend a seminar to remain current in training, latest research information and tools available to enhance your coaching experience.

The seminar attended/re-attend schedule is provided below. If you are unsure as to when you last attended a seminar, please contact us at 



January 31, 2019

2012, 2013, 2014

December 31, 2019


December 31, 2020


December 31, 2021


December 31, 2022