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Course Name: Certificate in Tournament Golf – Advanced ( NZQA Level 4)

Code: CTG4

Key Information

Duration: 30 weeks of each

Start Dates: The first term commences on January 9th 2017 and January 8th 2018. Thereafter on the 9th March, 1st \may, 24th July and 9th October for 2017 and 5th March, 30th April, 23 July and 8th October for 2018

Programme – Full time 40 hours per week


Course Content

The initial part of this course works on playing the golf balls with 2/3 swings on slopes: up-slopes and down-slopes, left to right slope , right to left slop. This course extends students to consider bounce back theory /practical and to concentrate their skills on composure and minimizing potential mistakes. The second part of this course works on the full swing (3/3 swing) with emphasis on driver accuracy, distance and club selections. This advanced level 4 course looks at playing in all types of weather conditions –headwinds, tailwinds, left to right winds, right to left wind and what type of shots to play, i.e. low knock down or high draw to improve their playing handicap to a maximum of 9.


Placement and Assessment

The placement in Certificate of Tournament Golf Development – Advanced NZQA level 4 will need  students who have played 36 holes to a handicap of a maximum of 18 and have a basic knowledge of English to enable communication.  The external assessment for this course will be the improvement in the students New Zealand Golf Handicap Index from the commencement of this course to a maximum of 9 at the conclusion.



The certificate in tournament & Golf Development NZQA level 3 Elementary aims to develop the fundamental skills and knowledge of the students to understand golfs basic principles. It forms a preparation for further study towards either the Diploma in Golf Coaching or in the Diploma in Tournament Golf.