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Becoming a Golf Professional

Becoming a professional golfer can seem like a daunting task. Millions of people in the United States and around the world play golf, but the openings on the tour are few and far between. However, a young golfer with excellent skills should not be daunted by the odds. Instead, aspiring pros should pursue the dream with passion, hard work and a strong mental attitude.

How to Become a Golf Teacher

Most golf teachers start out with the dream of becoming a great player on the professional golf tour. However, only the best of the best make it to the tour. Most other golfers who are good enough to turn pro teach the game to the many amateurs who want to learn the finer points of the game.

How to Become a PGA Class A Member

You love the game of golf and you have dreamed of a career on the pro tour. You were good enough to play in high school and college but when it came to qualifying for the tour and playing for prize money on a consistent basis, you were not quite good enough. However, there are still plenty of opportunities for a career in golf, and you can get it started by becoming a PGA Class...

How to Become a PGA Professional

You love the game of golf, and you are good at it. Perhaps you're a great player who regularly scores in the lows 70s and occasionally hits the 60s. You have decided you want a career in golf--not necessarily as a touring pro, but someone who can work at a golf course and give lessons and help others get acclimated to the game. If you want to become a Professional Golf Associa...

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 ...

About Golf Scholarships

Nearly 500 Division I and II colleges offer men's golf scholarships, and about 300 Division I and II colleges provide women's golf scholarships in the U.S. Understand, however, that many of those scholarships do not offer full tuition. Typically, a college will have a certain number of scholarships or a certain amount of scholarship money available and will divide that money am...

How to Play Professional Golf

Many young golfers see stars like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson playing golf on the PGA tour and think how sensational it would be to become a professional golfer and play in tournaments on an every-week basis. Those assessments of the glamorous life and the rewards associated with winning golf are correct. However, to earn a spot on the pro tour and be good enough to keep it...


How to Pick Your Tee Spot Wisely

Have you every played a round of golf and never taken the time to select your tee spot when teeing off? Maybe you are nervous and anxious and quickly want to get the hole started, or maybe you're just unaware of what you're doing. Whether you're a beginning or someone who's been playing for years, selecting your tee spot is key to starting a hole off right.

The Best Golf Schools in Florida

Florida has over 1,000 golf courses, and weather that means the game can be enjoyed the whole year round. Little wonder, therefore, that it also boasts more than its fair share of top quality golf schools. Many are based at some of the top rated golf resorts in the country, such as Saddlebrook and Amelia Island. Programs are available for everyone, from complete beginners to ad...


How to Be a Golf Caddy

There was a time when a golfer's caddie was an indispensable part of a game of golf. And the better the caddie was at knowing a golf course and all there was to learn to be a valuable member of this elite group, the more he or she would be paid. But with the popularity of the golf cart, this profession has essentially become a lost art.

How to Become a PGA Teacher

PGA Teachers are a select group of individuals who have vast golf knowledge as well as being accomplished players themselves. To become a PGA teacher one must pass all requirements put fourth by the Professional Golfers Association (PGA).

How to Become a PGA Caddy

The caddy is a golfer's most important asset aside from his clubs. Not only does the caddy carry the golfer's clubs, he offers advice and an objective view on how to approach each shot, which can be invaluable to a golfer's game. Being a PGA caddy can be lucrative, as professional caddies earn a base salary of $1,000 a week plus bonuses based on how well their player performs: ...

How to Become a PGA Tour Caddy

The caddy is a golfer's most important asset aside from his clubs. Not only does the caddy carry the golfer's clubs, he offers advice and an objective view that can be invaluable to a golfer's game. Becoming a professional caddy for the PGA Tour requires hard work and determination but can be a lucrative and rewarding career.

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 Matt Kuchar

Given his success as an amateur, golf pundits believed that Matt Kuchar would be the next big thing on the PGA Tour. A U.S. Amateur winner and dominant college player, Kuchar finished in the Top 25 in both the Masters and U.S. Open as an amateur.After turning pro in 2000, it took Kuchar less than two seasons to get a PGA Tour victory. He won the 2002 Honda Classic, but has not ...

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...

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