Become a Roving Pro
I’m a PGA Professional, how do I become a Roving Pro?
The criteria to become a Roving Pro highlights what we need the coaches to be able to demonstrate in order to be deployed as a ClubGolf coach.
If you wish to be considered as a Roving Pro and you meet the essential criteria as listed on the Coach Criteria form above, you first need to register your interest through completing the following form:
What are the benefits of being a Roving Pro?
Funding is available to clubs to pay the Roving Pro for their time spent delivering the coaching programme. In addition the coach will be remunerated for travel costs to and from the club and there is a nominal amount set aside to reimburse the coach for time spent planning the programme.
How does the club funding work?
Clubs can apply now for funding. Our Regional Club Development Officers will work with clubs to engage a local ‘Roving’ PGA Professional. > Club Roving Pro Fund Application
In order for a club to access the funding, a planning meeting will be held prior to any coaching taking place with the Regional Manager for that area, which will ensure plans are in place to support the club’s current coaching workforce and explore a more formal arrangement with the PGA Professional. The club and Regional Manager will then make a joint ‘bid’ for Roving Pro funding.
In addition to coaching, responsibilities of the Roving Pro will be to signpost suitably talented players for further coaching in Scottish Golf Development Academy and promote ClubGolf activity at the club in local schools, as well as linking into the club at committee level.