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How to Become a PGA Class A Member

Golf is an addicting game, and if you simply cannot get enough of it, you can turn it into your career by becoming a PGA Professional. Becoming a PGA Professional is difficult, but for the truly dedicated, a career in golf awaits. Here’s how to become a Class A PGA Professional, and what types of work you can do as a golf pro.

How Does A Golf Scholarship Work?

Earning a golf scholarship is a great way to get a college education for free. There are a myriad of opportunities for young golfers if they are willing to travel to colleges out of their home area. While scholarships to the top golfing universities are quite competitive, scholarships to medium-sized and smaller colleges often go unfilled because there are not enough qualified ...

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The Best Florida Golf Schools to Improve Your Game

If you’re serious about improving your golf game, a golf school is an ultimate step to lower your handicap. The state of Florida is home to some of the most renowned golf schools in the country. Let’s take a look at some of the best options in the Sunshine State along with different programs and costs.

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How to Become a PGA Tour Caddy

So you want to become a PGA Tour caddie? Let’s just say you’re not the only one. The life of a professional caddie can be top-notch if you’re looping for one of the top players in the world, but caddying for players struggling to keep their tour cards isn’t as glamorous. It’s a risky way to make a living, but if you’re serious about getting to the highest level of caddying, the...

About Jarmo Sandelin

Jarmo Sandelin is a Swedish-born golfer that turned professional in 1987, and plays on the European Tour in 2009.

How to Become a Golf Caddy

Before golf carts happened on the scene, caddies were some of the most respected professionals in sports. They were students of the game and perfected their skills far beyond what most caddies do today. Still, the most successful caddies that players specifically ask for nowadays are those that have special qualities like course knowledge, and the help they can be to their play...

About Tom Gillis

Tom Gillis is a professional golfer from Pontiac, Michigan. He turned pro in 1990 and has played on both the Nationwide and PGA tours.

About Vance Veazey

Vance Veazey is a professional golfer from Memphis, Tennessee. He has played on both the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour, and he turned pro in 1990.

About Ricardo Gonzalez

Ricardo Gonzalez is a professional golfer from Rosario, Argentina. He has played events on the PGA Tour, the PGA European Tour and the Challenge Tour.

About Greg Kraft

Greg Kraft is an American-born PGA professional from Detroit, Michigan, who turned pro in 1986 and joined the PGA Tour in 1992.

About Chris Stroud

Chris Stroud is an American PGA Professional from Nederland, Texas, who joined the PGA Tour in 2004.

About Steve Elkington

Witty and outgoing PGA Tour player Steve Elkington from Australia has won fans all over the world for his fine golf game and engaging personality. As one of the most consistent golfers of the 1990s, he claimed one major championship as well as 11 other tournament titles in that decade.

About Jerry Kelly

A happy-go lucky everyman, Jerry Kelly is one of the PGA Tour's most consistent players. Though not a big winner--he's won three times during his 13-year career--he's a solid golfer with a great personality. A fan favorite, Kelly won for the first time since 2002 in April of this year at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.A bit of a late bloomer, Kelly turned pro in 1989 after g...

About Steve Flesch

One of only a handful of lefties on the PGA Tour, Steve Flesch is known as the tour tinkerer. He was also a bit of a late bloomer. After graduating from the University of Kentucky in 1990, he played a handful of professional events on the second-tier Nationwide Tour in 1990 to 1991 before opting to play on the Asian Tour. He finished in the Top 10 on tour's Order of Merit (mone...

About Kenny Perry

A native of Kentucky, Kenny Perry has become an American favorite thanks to his genuine attitude and laid-back approach. Perry turned professional in 1982 after failing to qualify for his PGA Tour card on two previous occasions. He's gone on to win 14 PGA tournaments and 16 events in total for his career as of July 2009.

About Dean Wilson

Hawaii's best known professional golfer, Dean Wilson went to PGA Tour Qualifying School four times before finishing high enough to earn his playing card. And even then, he held onto his card for only two years before having to go back to Q School. His resiliency paid off when he won for the first time in 2006 and became a solid, high-level competitive player. In between his vis...

About Charles Howell III

As someone who grew up near the home of the Masters in Augusta, Georgia, Charles Howell III, it could be said, was born to play golf for a living. It didn't take long for his destiny to play out. He played in his first PGA event at age 17 in 1996, though he didn't actually turn pro until 2000. It only took two seasons before he won his first PGA event. After a strong start to h...

About Ted Purdy

An avid believer in giving back, the PGA Tour's Ted Purdy seems to spend as much time fund raising as he does playing golf. Though he has struggled on the professional tour, he's had enough success to enable him to create the Ted Purdy Foundation, through which he helps disadvantaged families succeed through education. Purdy has been on and off the big tour throughout his caree...

About Steve Lowery

An avid Alabama outdoorsman with a penchant for golf, Steve Lowery basically clawed his way onto the PGA Tour. It took him nearly 10 years to secure a permanent spot on the big tour in 1993, and he hasn't let go of it. Lowery is likely best-known for his playoff victory over Vijay Singh at the 2008 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, but on Tour, he is known as a dedicated, prolific ...

About Chris DiMarco

Outspoken enough to have his own XM Radio show called "Opinionated," Chris DiMarco is prominent PGA Tour player who has won three events, but more importantly was consistently in the Top 10 every year from 2002 to 2006. DiMarco's success did not come easily--after turning professional in 1990, he bounced around the Canadian, and PGA Tours before becoming a steady presen...

About Corey Pavin

Corey Pavin is a professional golfer from Oxnard, Calif.. He was born on Nov. 16, 1959. played college golf at UCLA, and turned pro in 1982.


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