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New alliance for golf teachers

12.05am 11th March 2004 - People

The newly formed Professional Golf Teachers Guild (PGTG) has been created to encourage a congenial alliance between golf instructors throughout the world. The guild recognises all bona fide golf teaching qualifications and providing the members are existing, fully qualified associates of their parent administrations, all are welcome. The Guild’s desire is purely one of unification in a somewhat splintered vocation, offering global opportunities and advantages to the people who matter most. They refer of course to the members therein but ultimately the golfing public at large.
Guild administrator Steve Counterman is anticipating widespread interest for membership that already includes PGA and non-PGA teachers amongst its fraternity. “Our members have all been qualified by, and therefore remain associated to, their respective governing bodies. Collectively, they possess an enormous amount of talent and offer a massive wealth of experience to the public. On a worldwide scale, qualified golf teachers of the lesser-known organisations are realising that belligerent attitudes towards them are rapidly dissolving and the closed shop is opening. We make it crystal clear that no amount of criticism or intimidation will ever impede a member’s inclusion into the PGTG. We exert zero tolerance to prejudice in any form and we encourage all members to share our beliefs”.
For more details of those beliefs and a further insight into the aspirations and intentions of the Professional Golf Teachers Guild, visit their website at For general or membership enquiries contact them at Alternatively call Steve in the administration office at Persimmon House on 077 6969 2506 where he will gladly discuss the PGTG in greater detail.

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