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Becoming a PGA Professional

Aug 17, 2007
Are you thinking of pursuing a career in golf? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play all the big tournaments as a PGA professional?

We can tell you the steps you have to go through to achieve your dreams but you might be surprised at all of the new dreams that will be available to you.

The PGA now has a Professional Golf Management (PGM) program. The PGA PGM has very clear guidelines. You will need more than a great golf swing.

You can receive this degree through work experience, an ability test, and other seminars and self led study, or you can go to a PGA accredited university and receive a degree which automatically qualifies you for PGA membership upon completion.

Most people attain certification through the first method but it is becoming popular with young hopefuls to gain it through a university.

There are eighteen universities that are PGA accredited throughout the United States. These university programs have one goal in mind - to equip you to be an expert in all things golf.

Students learn club creation and repair, golf marketing, and many other tools of the trade. PGA pros are experts at what they do and their golf tips are the best.

They have been trained with the highest standards in mind and amateur golfers all over the country know that if they are working with a PGA pro then they are getting the best.

But Tiger's job is not the only role that a golf pro can play. The golf industry is multi-faceted and plenty of jobs exist within that field that are not what you might first imagine.

A PGA professional has tons of opportunities such as golf management, marketing, manufacturing of golf clubs, and more. And there are, of course, the traditional jobs that a golf pro might fill such as club pro and tournament player.

If you truly love the game of golf but aren't Majors material then don't despair! There are so many areas of golf that are open to you and can offer you a satisfying career in a field that you are excited about.

Whether it is running a golf course or having your own golf club store, the PGA PGM will enable you to be the best you can be.

A golf professional is just that - professional - and he or she should be able to handle themselves well in all things that are golf related. From planning and executing a major golf tournament to marketing their club and attracting a new audience, the golf pro is well equipped to lead his area of industry forward.
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David Stargel publishes several golf related websites in addition to writing about all sorts of golf related topics.
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