How to Become a Professional Golfer

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If you want to become a pro golfer, there are various ways to achieve it. Although there are no educational requirements, you need to be physically fit.

Aside from that, you also need to have the right mental traits. Joining the PGA Tour is one of the best ways to be a pro golfer.

The Golfer’s Dream

When you become a professional golfer, you will have a chance to earn big money and at the same time, play the sport you really love. Who knows… you might become the next Tiger Woods. You will be making some money while you’re in the practice range or the golf course. If you don’t like to work inside the office and you love the outdoors, you will surely enjoy this kind of profession. Oftentimes, you will also be traveling from one place to another together with your competitors and so you can also gain so many friends. Prize winnings vary and it is usually large. This may be your chance to become a millionaire. For every season, you may be able to earn over $100,000. The average salary of professional golfers is as follows - men's golf -- $973,495 and women's golf -- $162,043. There are even times when you will be asked to endorse golf products.
Joining PGA Tours

To become a professional golfer, you can start out early or when you’re already an adult. As long as you have the passion for the game, you can fulfill your dreams. You also need to develop the appropriate mental and physical traits. Practice the game everyday and you must devote a lot of your time in it. You also need to participate in amateur events. Check if there are local amateur events in the local area and be sure to join. You can also register in PGA tours. This will require you to pay for the registration fee. This can be tough since only a few golfers get a card when joining the tour. In fact, most of the pros today have attempted not only once but for several times.

The tour can take several months. Even if you’re able to get a card, it can’t be used as guarantee to lifetime membership. If you want to retain the card, you need to show off your talents and you have to play well. To retain the card, you must be included in the top ten players in the major games or need to be included in the top 120 golfers.

To be a pro will surely take a lot of hard work. Even if there are no educational requirements, it would still be best if you finish a degree in college so that you will have some sort of backup if you don’t pass the tour. Start following the right path to achieve your dreams.

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  • 1. andrew bradshaw said on 7/25/2010 2:56:04 PM
    england, surrey. hi i have recently got back into golf and have taken my handicap down a lot down to around 4 and have been looking into taking it further, i have a real passion for the sport and wish i never gave it up, i was just wondering if you could give me some advice on where i need to start or what i can do to get involved in getting in the golf industry. regards, andy
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