The life of a professional golfer is an unpredictable journey from beginning to end. It takes dedication, determination and a whole lot of patience because when you’re out on the course it’s pretty much just you versus the course.
This post will explore how golfers go from amateur to pro in their own words. Along with advice from pros themselves, the following points will be discussed: what separates a good golfer from a pro, what it means to make it as a pro, what to expect in your first year as a pro and more!
Golfers have a tough life. They have to deal with the unpredictability of nature, not being able to see their ball, and what they wear has an impact on how golf balls fly.
But that’s just part of it- there are so many other things that go into becoming a pro golfer.
What is a pro golfer’s day like
It’s not always an easy job being a professional golfer. Sometimes you have to travel miles to play on different golf courses, sometimes you have to stay in nice hotels, and sometimes it takes so much time just to prepare for your next big tournament. But luckily there are some great perks too!
Golfers don’t have the same workday as people who are employed by companies around the world. Most professional golfers wake up at 5:00AM and make sure they’re at the course by 8:00-8:30 AM. They will play 18 holes (or 54 holes if they’re playing in a tournament) and finish around 2:00PM or 3:00PM. Depending on where they’re from.
Some of the most well-known golfers are:
* Tiger Woods
* Phil Mickelson
* Rory McIlroy
* Justin Rose
* Jordan Spieth
* Ernie Els
What all these players have in common is that they struggled for a long time to make it to the top. Each of them had one or more near misses, and many years of hard work before they finally achieved their goals.
How long does it take to become a professional golfer?
It takes an average of 8-10 years to become a professional golfer. Although there are some exceptions, like Rory McIlroy who became a pro at the age of 16.
What are the benefits of being a pro golfer:
– Travel the world, play golf all day long.
– Get paid to do what you love.
– Experience the feeling of being a pro golfer for years before it’s too late.
How do you know if you’re good enough?
A pro golfer knows when it’s time to give up the game.
You know you’re good enough to be a professional golfer once you can no longer go pro.
What should you expect in your first year as a pro?
If you are fortunate enough to have just made it as a pro golfer, then it is time to prepare for the grind. This means that in your first year of being a pro, you should expect hours every day practicing in every kind of weather- rain or shine. Typically this will be in an area where no serious golfers hang out in order to increase scarcity and competition.
This doesn’t mean you need to avoid all risks when on the course though- some risks are necessary for success! Take veteran golfer Ernie Els for example- he often makes birdie putts that most players would find difficult but they don’t deter him from doing them again. What does hinder Ernie is what he eats too much of
What are some disadvantages of being a pro golfer?
The disadvantages of being a pro golfer are that you’re often away from your family and friends. You also have responsibilities outside of golfing, like sponsorship deals and appearances.
Golfers tend to work long hours, which means you might not be able to make it to an event or game with your kids. When I was young, golf was something I could actually do with my dad since he never missed one of my tournaments no matter how busy he was at work. Now that I’m playing pro, it’s hard to see him because he has his job and I have competing in tournaments all around the world.
Golfers who smoke
It was only a few years ago that the PGA decided to ban golfers from lighting up on the course. This decision came after the 2007 Master’s Golf Tournament, which took place in Augusta, Georgia. It was attended by many famous golfers who were more than happy to puff away on cigarettes during the tournament.
The decision to ban smoking on the course is aimed at protecting not just golfers’ health but also spectators who are affected by secondhand smoke which can be dangerous for their health.
It takes a lot of time and effort to become a pro golfer. Not only do you need the skills, but also the dedication and perseverance to fight through setbacks.