How to Start a Golf Career
What golfer hasn't watched the PGA Tour and given thought to how great being a PGA Tour player would be. Unfortunately, for most of us we don't have the necessary skill. Shocking, right? If you've read my posts before, you'll know that I clearly have a passion for the game, but maybe not enough talent to be on tour.
It wasn't until I was contacted by Keiser University College of Golf that I began to think about writing this post. How does someone start a golf career? With so many paths to choose from, including some unknown to me, how would someone figure out how to not only get into the golf industry, but also decide which field is best for them?
What Do You Want to Do?
Golf has something for everyone. If you don't have the skill to be a Tour player (like me), there are plenty of things for you to do. In most cases you need experience to get you started but with dedication, you can make anything happen. Here are a few ideas:
- Write about golf: Not a writer for a major publication? Start a blog. It can cost you nothing and you can share your thoughts with golfers everywhere.
- Volunteer at a course: If you go to a course and ask to clean clubs on Saturday or Sunday for tips, they might let you do it. Grab a bucket, a towel and when players come off the 18th, clean up the clubs for players. You may not get tipped every time but it's a resume builder.
- Go to a Golf College: Golf colleges like, Keiser University College of Golf, offer a variety of courses and a degree to help jump-start your golf career. Not only do they give you the training but they help you find a job when after you complete your schooling.
- Apply: If all else fails, keep sending your resume in. Check out the PGA Employment Center to help guide you through this process. Check out any golf shops or golf departments to see ig they're hiring for the holidays. It might give you the foot in the door you need.
- Ask Someone You Know: Anyone you know in the golf industry? Anyone you know have a connection? If you're passionate about it, don't be afraid to ask!