AGCP

  Association of Golf Clubfitting Professionals

AGCP Member Benefits

Most of our members will tell you they got their money's worth in the first month they were members and the rest of the year is a bonus. If you want first hand information why they are members go to our member directory and find a Master or a Level 10 Certified member and give them a call and ask them. We are not right for everyone and everyone is not right for us. Read the Mastermind Principle first. If that is what kind of person you are this is the place to be. We are not a scientific organization, we are a people organization. We seek success, not science. We teach and learn practical ways to be successful and be the best at our craft. Although one of our members is actually a rocket scientist that is not all there is to clubfitting or club making. You have to know people and you have to know a good bit about the golf swing too. We also discuss business, marketing, advertising and pricing for profit. If that sounds good scroll down to Join the AGCP and apply for a membership.

Below are some of the tangible benefits to be an AGCP member. Look through the web menu to find additional information about some of these benefits. 

AGCP Certification Testing – The AGCP Certification is a tiered 10 Level measuring stick to Qualify your abilities as a clubfitter and clubmaker, and to certify the completeness of your shop and equipment. This extensive essay test and survey of your shop facilities is a test of the practical application of your knowledge and ability. The answers to the questions can’t be found written verbatim in any book. To do well you have to know the information, and have used the information in a practical application to answer the questions. This is not an open book multiple guess test, it requires you to put your knowledge into words in a way that illustrates you know how to apply what you have read and experienced during your career. There are no tricks, if you know the material and you know what you are doing you will have no problems answering the questions. The truest test on the market today places those who become AGCP Qualified and Certified above the rest. One of the many reasons the AGCP is the world leader in excellence in clubfitting.

AGCP Member Directory Locator Listing – With so many consumers looking online to fulfill their needs or research products and services, the AGCP provides an all in one spot for the golfer anywhere in the world to find an AGCP member, but particularly in your area to find your shop and services. The AGCP Directory serves the golf community by listing your Certified Qualification Level for your potential customers to see. Your contact information including address, phone, email, web site and other qualifications and certifications you have in your profile will help promote you and your business. For Gold level or equivalent members only.

AGCP Members only Email List – The Members Only Email List is the arguably the most valuable asset in your AGCP membership with its passive learning function. Many of our members tell us they learn more from other member questions and comments than from the questions they ask themselves. Many members tell us they do not participate but reading their email is the first thing they do each morning when they get to their computer. We do strongly recommend that all members get a separate email address for your subscription as there are routinely 50 or more emails per day. We recommend a Gmail account at www.Google.com/gmail because the Gmail has an unlimited mailbox capacity and you can save and organize all of your emails at Google because we have the email list subscribed to Google and all emails are archived there so you can go there and search for any topic the AGCP has talked about in the past.

AGCP Members only Google Group – With a searchable library, the Google Groups is very valuable resource for the AGCP and its members. This vast library of information has all that you will need for club fitting, club making, and business discussions involved in the industry. The history of AGCP emails is archived at our Google Group site. You will be subscribed there and can search there any time you wish. It is part of the email list.

AGCP YouTube Account – The AGCP uploads many, many videos to our YouTube account “accpclubfitter” including fitting information, testimonials, instructions, swing tips, fitting tips, etc.

AGCP Social Media – The AGCP maintains a Facebook account, a LinkedIn account, and a Twitter account in addition to the YouTube account. As time permits we continue to expand our online presence and our Social media presence. Please find our accounts and participate online, they are there to help you promote your business.

AGCP Press Releases and Constant Contact Mailings – The AGCP has a subscription to The Golf Wire sponsored by Golf Week, an online press release service watched by the industry and many golfers around the world. We also use Constant Contact email to a list of several thousand including Golfers, Clubfitters, Clubmakers, Sponsors, potential Sponsors, and a list of about 120 plus Golf Publications and online Golf publications around the world. Your certification will be published and any achievement you wish to send us that meet the criterion of the medium will be published for you.

AGCP Members section of this web site – The Members Only section is different from other benefits in the fact that it houses many downloadable documents that are very important to the AGCP Membership. Varying from spreadsheets, word documents, PDFs charts, and much more, the AGCP Sponsor’s contact information and price lists are also located on the AGCP Members Only website and are only accessible to current AGCP Members. You will also be able to find fitting tips and tricks that are not located anywhere else. We continue to add to this site on an on-going basis and it continues to become more valuable as time goes by.

AGCP Members only downloads – In need of a spreadsheet or template for a newsletter, the AGCP Downloads area on the AGCP Members only website has what you are looking for. Templates for brochures, spreadsheet calculators, and much more can all be found in the Members only downloads. Marketing and Advertising ideas, building and fitting methods and much, much more.

AGCP Forum – The AGCP Forum on this site allow discussions with the public, with sponsors and anyone who subscribes to the site.

Discounts from AGCP Sponsors – Be sure and check with our AGCP sponsors for their special discounts to AGCP members. Some offer deeper discounts than for any other group and for the general public. Please note that although the AGCP is an international organization with members around the world the benefits are not always universal from country to country. Sponsors in one country have to use distributors in other countries and the distributor will determine what, if any, discounts will be applicable in their country. We have no control over this, it is a business alignment made by each sponsor.

Discounts on AGCP Products – With products like AGCP Roundtable DVDs, the Best of Master’s Series DVDs, AGCP Logo Shirts, AGCP Logo Hats, BMT Software, and much more, you will have a reduced price on all products in the AGCP Shop.

Discounts on AGCP RT Registrations – First chance at AGCP Roundtable Registration specials that are available ONLY to AGCP Members. Be the first to register for the Roundtable and receive massive discounts off of the normal retail price. The Roundtable Convention and Educational Seminar has become the number one conference for the professional custom club fitter to learn, share, and experience things within the industry. Come spend the week in Columbus, GA with many top professionals from the leading component companies in the world.

Group Purchasing discounts – From time to time products become available that are purchased at a savings when purchased in quantity. When this situation presents itself and enough AGCP members have a need for the product the AGCP will order the product in sufficient quantities to all each member to receive the quantity discount and ship the product to the members. Member will pay in advance and pay all shipping costs to the AGCP and to them and enough profit for the AGCP to pay for various fees and costs for financing and re-shipping.

AGCP Video Club - The AGCP Video Clubs is open to AGCP Gold Video members only. All of the convention or RT DVDs will be included in the video club vaults eventually. We are converting them and they should be available soon if not already by the time you read this. For a $50 annual fee you can download the individual videos by our AGCP Masters and other members as well as by some of our sponsors like FlightScope. All of the videos are available and the download fees are based on the length of the video to be downloaded. These fees are necessary to offset the cost of recording, editing and producing the videos so we can make the available to members. 

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