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How to Become a Golf Pro

Written by Amanda Finn. Posted in Golf

Many people want to become a golf pro without knowing what exactly it implies. The golf industry is a very looming one, and you should know that becoming a pro means getting your golf education, practicing very hard, competing in various tournaments and maintain a status in the field. Here are some steps you must take if you want to become a professional golf player.

Practice in order to improve your game

If you want to be a professional golfer, you need to know some basics and at least be a very low handicap golfer or a scratch golfer. Consider taking lessons from a professional trainer and spend a lot of time on the golf course, practice your moves and focus on the game. You can even follow the classes of a golf academy and get your golf education.

Compete in local amateur tournaments

Another great help in becoming a golf pro is to participate in amateur golf tournaments because if you are active in this type of competitions, you can easily go from local to state and so on until you became a real professional. After playing in local tournaments, you can go to min-tour events either as an amateur or a professional golfer by filling in some registration forms. Going to the professional stage means you can accept the money that you win, which you could not accept as an amateur.

Invest in quality equipment

The equipment you use in your game is as important as your technique, therefore, you must invest n quality clubs, balls, tees, golf bags, even shoes and gloves, because the comfort your clothes give you is also very important. Also, you can call for the help of a useful device many golfers use in order to achieve accurate shots, namely the rangefinder. This small devices uses the latest technology to calculate the distance from a certain point to the hole and thus you will be able to choose the right club and obtain a good shot. However, you must keep in mind that this device is only used during practice and not during official competitions.

Compete in the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament

This competition consists in a pre-qualifying round and three stages at the end of which you can qualify for a PGA Tour Card and be eligible for the Nationwide Tour. You must win golf tournaments in order to maintain your status on the tours and keep your PGA card.