USGTF Code of Ethics
As a USGTF
Member, I must fulfill the obligations of being an upstanding citizen and role
model to my students, my community, and to the golf teaching profession. In
order to fulfill the USGTF's purpose, and maintain membership status, the
organization requires strict adherence to the following Code of Ethics.
1 - Being a Member shall be synonymous with the finest aspects of the
game of golf; namely to show integrity, honor and respect at all times to
those who have placed their trust in me and my professional ability.
Professional integrity, whether it be toward a fellow teaching professional
or client, is beneficial for all concerned.
2 - The public has the right to expect the best, most up-to-date and
uniform instruction available; therefore, it is the duty of each member to
continue to learn any new techniques or modifications in order to pass them
along to those who take instructions.
3 - Only members in good standing maintain the right to identify
themselves as current USGTF members. Furthermore, Level I and Level II
members must accurately identify themselves as such, in the marketing and
promotion of their membership status. Any representation to the contrary
will result in permanent discontinuation of membership and affiliation.
4 - No member shall sponsor or promote any equipment which has not been
personally tested and proved to be of high quality. Supporting commercial
enterprises for monetary gain only, rather than from a sense of conviction
as well, shall misrepresent the equipment to the public, thereby
jeopardizing the integrity of the game and the USGTF.
5 - Members must meet professional financial obligations promptly and
conduct all business dealings in a manner befitting the standards of the
6 - Members are often in the public eye; therefore, it is essential to
present true sportsman like conduct and good behavior, so as not to cause
embarrassment to any professional, student or person in charge of operating
a golf facility.
7 - As golf is a game enjoyed by many in their formative years, Members
have a responsibility to the youth of this country by setting an example of
professionalism for them to follow.