Certification Programs

GTAA Planner Badge
GTAA Consultant Badge
GTAA Tournament Badge



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Planner Video


Consultant Video


Golf Course Video



For over 30 years the GTAA has trained over 250,000 Tournament and Event Planners, Golf Courses and Consultants to learn how to produce the best Golf Outing Possible and increase business. We have three unique programs that will help you advance your career, build confidence, gain exposure and increase business.


Teaching, training and coaching individuals to understand and produce the best golf tournaments and outings possible, gain confidence, credibility and increase business.

The Benefits Certification

Creditabilty - Certification you apart from other golf courses.
Confidence - It gives you the confidence to handle any size or type event.
Knowledge - Will allow you to produce the best events possible.
Advancement - Advance your career and your organization.
Big Projects - With this education you will have the ability to handle big events.
Earning Potential - Gives you the ability to maximize the income of events.
Commitment - Shows that you are committed to golf events and their success.
Image - Your image will be one of an expert.
Networking - Opportunity to network with others in our industry.
Promotion - Listed on the GTAA website offering exposure and promotion.
On-going training - Monthly conference calls and annual conference.

Certified Golf Tournament Planner

An educational program that certify’ s individuals who want to produce the best Golf Tournament possible. The program offers an in depth video series and testing process that gives them the tools to be successful. The program is available to individuals who work for a charity, association, golf course, company, church, school, etc. Training Includes: 18 Videos, manual and 100 question test. Cost: $299 initial fee and $99 annual renewal fee.

Certified Golf Tournament Consultant

An educational program that offers individuals the tools and education to operate their own business in the golf industry. Enabling them to consultant, plan and sell to groups who want to host a golf tournament or outing. Training Includes: 18 Planner Videos, 4 Hours of Consultant videos, Testing, ongoing monthly conference calls and one on one coaching. Cost: $999 training fee, $1000 annual marketing fee.

Tournament Certified Golf Course

An educational program offered to golf course staff and personal that assists them in helping their tournament clients to produce the best event possible. A video series and testing process that gives them the confidence and educational to serve their customers. This is a seal of approval for golf courses that shows that they help their customers. Training Includes: 18 Holes of Golf, 60 Video “Serving Tournament Customers”, 100 question test, ongoing monthly coaching calls Cost: $499 training fee and $99 per year

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Certified Golf Tournament Planner

Committees (Responsibilities, Training, Accountability)
Facilities (Golf Courses, Staging, Banquets)
Sponsors (Selling, Packages, Companies)
Golfers (Wants, Packages, Handicapping)
Games and Contests (Formats, Purpose, Winners)
Gifts and Prizes (Golfer Packages, Contests, Winners)
Operations (Time lines, Action Items, Budgets)

Certified Golf Tournament Consultant

The Industry; Demographics, Organizations, Media, Committees; Responsibilities, Training, Accountability, Sponsors; Selling, Packages, Companies, Promotion; Marketing, Advertising, PR, Internet, Brochures, Golfers; Wants, Packages, Handicapping, Gifts and Prizes; Golfers, Packages, Contests, Winners, Facilities; Golf Courses, Staging, Banquets, Games and Contests; Formats, Purpose, Winners, Operations; Time lines, Action Items, Budgets

Tournament Certified Golf Course

Includes: both Planner and Consultant content

Training Materials

18 Videos “How to Produce a Successful Golf Tournament
‘How to Produce a Golf Tournament” Manual
Complete Guide to Games, Contests and Formats
“Increasing Tournament Business” Manual
“Increasing Tournament Business” Video
Tournament Consultant Manual
Night Golf Manual
Golfathon Manual

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