Education & Further Education

Our motto - "Growing the Game"

A cornerstone for successful coaching is the three year education undertaken by every PGA professional, which is finished with the successful completion of the comprehensive final examinations.

In order for coaching to remain successful knowledge must be continually broadened and matched to the demands of the golf market.

The Swiss PGA offers a wide range of possibilities of further education including courses from the ministry of sport (official diploma), from Swiss Golf (masterclasses) and through further education days organised by the Swiss PGA.

In addition the association recruits the help from many of the worlds leading experts in golf to pass on their experiences and knowledge to our members – helping them to then further improve the coaching of their clients.

Further Education

Find below the events of the further education program:

Title Date Registration
2024_Swiss PGA Business Academy 19. Feb -13. Mar 2024 12. Feb 2024
J+S-Modul Topic «Coaching» 27. Mar -27. Mar 2024 03. Mar 2024
The Swiss PGA Further Education Master Coach Programme 01. Apr -30. Nov 2024 20. Apr 2024
Further Education Webinar Series - Karl Morris 08. Apr -08. Apr 2024 05. Apr 2024
Swiss PGA Further Education Webinar Series - Kevin Kirk 15. Apr -15. Apr 2024 12. Apr 2024
2024_Further Education_Master Coaching Principals 22. Apr -22. Apr 2024 19. Apr 2024
2024_Webinar Fundamental Anatomy for Golf Coaches - by Richard Glenn 13. May -13. May 2024 10. May 2024
2024_The Role of Technology in Coaching - by Fredrik Tuxen 27. May -27. May 2024 24. May 2024
2024_Master Coach Systems & Structures - by Andreas Kali 03. Jun -03. Jun 2024 31. May 2024
2024_Webinar Master Coach Case Studies 10. Jun -10. Jun 2024 07. Jun 2024
2024_Webinar Introduction to Ground Force Reaction - by Smart2Move 23. Jun -23. Jun 2024 21. Jun 2024
2024_Webinar Master Coach Case Studies 24. Jun -24. Jun 2024 21. Jun 2024
2024_Webinar Coach Case Studies - by Clive Tucker 01. Jul -01. Jul 2024 28. Jun 2024
2024_Ground Force and Biomechanics in Coaching - by Mark Bull & Dan Whittaker 16. Sep -16. Sep 2024 13. Sep 2024
2024_Master Coach Systems & Structures - by Alex Buckner 23. Sep -23. Sep 2024 20. Sep 2024
2024_Webinar Master Coach Case Studies - Andreas Kali 30. Sep -30. Sep 2024 27. Sep 2024
2024_The 5 Pillars of Expert Coaching - by Hugh Marr 14. Oct -14. Oct 2024 11. Oct 2024
2024_Master Coach Systems & Structures - by Mike Kanski 21. Oct -21. Oct 2024 18. Oct 2024
2024_Smart2Move Level 2 Certification - by Smart2Move 11. Nov -11. Nov 2024 08. Nov 2024
2024_The 21st Century Golf Coach - by Hugh Marr and Adam Lambe 25. Nov -25. Nov 2024 22. Nov 2024

Education apprentices

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Swiss PGA apprentices

Within the framework of the three year education program, the students complete EELs modules (European Education Level System Summary) as well as J+S (National High School for Sport in Magglingen) and the Swiss PGA specific modules.

Whoever wishes to begin the Swiss PGA education must fulfill the following criteria before starting the program:

  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Maximum Handicap of 4.4 for Men and 6.4 for Women
  • Proof of playing ability (latest results out of Swiss Golf Championships or international events)
  • English language niveau: First Certificate
  • Swiss Nationality or Residence Permit B or C
  • Confirmed contract with a Golf Club & confirmed contract of Head Pro in the Club (at least Grade "A" certificated)
  • Completed apprenticeship or High School Diploma
  • Successful finished J+S Basic course (5-day course in spring and autumn)

Course Fees CHF 10'000.- (for three years). Every additional year – CHF 1'500.-

Membership Fee CHF 330.- for the 1st year, CHF 440,- for the 2nd and 3rd year

Education regulations: 2021 Ausbildungsreglement dt NEU Training regulations EN GB

Basic Information about the education program: Basic information about possibilities to start the Swiss PGA apprenticeship

Application form Apprenticeship: Application Apprenticeship

Title Date Registration
2024_Apprentices Kick-off Meeting (online via Zoom) 05. Mar 27. Feb 2024
2024_J+S Leiterkurs (Tenero) 15. Mar -19. Mar 2024 15. Jan 2024
2024_Spring Days (GP Holzhäusern) 20. Mar -21. Mar 2024 13. Mar 2024
2024_J+S Modul Exam Coaching Juniors (Magglingen) 22. Mar 29. Feb 2024
2024_J+S Modul Coaching Juniors (2nd year apprentices - GC Wylihof) 27. Mar 20. Mar 2024
2024_Apprentice FED (3rd year apprentices - GP Moossee) 24. Apr 17. Apr 2024
2024_Apprentice FED (2nd & 3rd year apprentices - GP Moossee) 25. Apr 17. Apr 2024
2024_Apprentice FED (2nd year apprentices - GP Moossee) 26. Apr 17. Apr 2024
2024_Leiter Kindergolf Swiss Golf d/f (all apprentices - Magglingen) 27. Apr -28. Apr 2024 19. Apr 2024
2024_J+S Modul Course Management (2nd year apprentices - GP Zürichsee) 02. May 25. Apr 2024
2024_J+S Modul Mental Aspects (2nd year apprentices - GC Wylihof) 27. May -28. May 2024 20. May 2024
2024_Modul Physis & Kinematics (1st & 2nd year apprentices - GP Holzhäusern) 26. Aug -27. Aug 2024 19. Aug 2024
2024_Swiss PGA Apprentices Championship (all apprentices - GP Oberkirch) 10. Sep -12. Sep 2024 03. Sep 2024
2024_Apprentice FED (1st year apprentices - GP Holzhäusern) 19. Sep 12. Sep 2024
2024_Modul Biomechanics & Recovery from Injuries (1st & 2nd year apprentices - GP Holzhäusern) 30. Sep -01. Oct 2024 23. Sep 2024
2024_Autumn Days (all apprentices - GP Holzhäusern) 17. Oct -18. Oct 2024 10. Oct 2024
2024_Final Exams (3rd year apprentices - GP Holzhäusern) 19. Oct -20. Oct 2024 30. Sep 2024
2024_Modul Interpersonal Skills (all apprentices - GP Holzhäusern) 21. Oct -22. Oct 2024 14. Oct 2024
2024_J+S Leiterkurs (Tenero) 21. Oct -25. Oct 2024 21. Sep 2024
2024_Modul Greenkeeping (all apprentices - GC Thuenrsee) 05. Nov -06. Nov 2024 29. Oct 2024
2024_Modul New Technologies (all apprentices - GC Unterengstringen) 11. Nov -12. Nov 2024 04. Nov 2024
2024_J+S Modul Fitness (2nd year apprentices - Magglingen) 16. Nov -17. Nov 2024 08. Nov 2024

Youth + Sport

The education system for apprentices, teaching professionals, junior coaches and J+S leaders in Switzerland is modular. The smooth team work between the associations and the ministry for sport ensures a high quality education and further education for the members of the PGA. Golf is an official element of the Jugend + Sport program of BASPO since 2010.

The modules J+S basic education, J+S further education 1 and further education 2 (coaching juniors) are mandatory for all apprentices. During the three year education the apprentice will complete around 20 days of J+S courses.

This provides the basis and the opportunity for a career as a trainier. Those who specialise can complete the Swiss Golf Trainier A and a professional career training education through J+S.

www.jugendundsport.ch

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Title Date Registration
2024_J+S Module Coaching Juniors (Tenero) 25. Feb -29. Feb 2024 25. Dec 2023

Sport Teachers Association

On 29th of August 2013 the teaching professional education, together with the national trade certificate, made an important step forward. The Sport Teachers Association was found from the IG Sports Teachers, including the Swis PGA as one of its members. This association delivers the education of the SBFI (State Secretariet for Education, Research and Innovation) and in doing so receives the state recognition of the vocation. In the meantime 15 Swiss sports associations and career sport organisations came together to form the trusteeship ‚sportartenlehrer.ch‘.

A new committee was voted in at the founding meeting, at which our president Bruno Griss and examination commission member Markus Rath were present. Markus Rath will now represent the Swiss PGA on this committee.

www.sportartenlehrer.ch

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