Anyone want a job in golf?
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GolferGal2009, on Nov 16 2005, 09:47 PM, said:
Thats exactly how i feel... i believe in myself and believe that i have the talent within me to make but i have to maintain realistic goals. I would like to be a teaching pro but you can ONLY make so much money doing that. So more realistically i am looking into the architectural design field... a close family friend of mines brother works at jerry pate golf design so i will most likely intern with them..... I am fascinated by golf course design and even have a book by Tom Fazio about his course OLD OVERTON...he signed the inside cover..... I recently played one of his layouts...Trump National Bedminster and it is BY FAR the most challenging couse i have EVER played......thick deap rough large undulating greens that were faster than ANYTHING i have ever putted on. So more realistically i would like to enter the architecture/ engineering field like my grqand father...he went to Georgia Tech.. which is truly my ultimate goal to be good enough to play on the golf team there while i go to school there!!!!! bes to have goals!!!!! and try ur hardest to achieve them.
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However, I have thought of opening up a chain of golf stores, if the plan above falls through. I think it would be awesome to be around golf equipment all the time, and to help people with their games.
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So I geuss, Play Professionally would be my first goal, but I'd be happy being a swing instructor at a golf school somewhere down south. So yeah, I want a job in golf, and I don't care what it is, as long as I am doing something that I enjoy.
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Its geared towards preparing you for a job inthe golf industry. We learn Rules of golf, Law of the golf industry, swing fundamentals, teaching techniques, etc. plus take field trips to courses, golf shows and have guest speakers from top courses in Canada, golf course designers, club reps, magazine editors, pros both course and playing pros, rules officials, tourney organizers...
I've been in the program since October and it has been the greatest experience of my life and I can't wait to have a career in the industry. It's actually FUN to go to school!!!
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:26 AM
So I graduated with a Hospitality Management degree, thought I'd go work at some fancy resort and live the dream working near the beach...WRONG. Welcome to applying for $30k salaries working 70 hours/week. Instead, I used my 4 year old piece of paper that I earned to get a job in sales for an insurance carrier, have busted my a** for the past 2 years and just landed my first monster sale that made me more than what most people make in a year. I have recently joined a private club and have become a part of what I originally wanted to do...have the freedom to play golf whenever I want and even get to do it during work hours with brokers/clients at my companies expense. Everybody's path is different, but...
...if you're going into golf, do it from the start or don't do it at all. If you are undecided about getting into the PGM program, do it early or you'll be living in your parents basement for many years as you earn your credits while driving a rusted 99 Honda CRX. If you are going to try a few years dabbling at mini tour events and not go get your bachelors, at least start at a community college to get your General Courses taken care of while you play. Just be honest with yourself and look at the end result. I have had friends dabble in PGM, then change paths and go into course architecture/turfgrass management, then have the reality of school loans, car payments, bills, rent, etc and recently just blew his knee out playing a pick-up game of basketball (he has now left school, living with his parents and trying to make ends meet)....it's not so fun when mommy and daddy aren't going to support your "dream" anymore.
Each person takes their own path, I would just prefer to have a tee time set up every Saturday and Sunday morning, play some money games with my group and have a few beers and laughs in the clubhouse afterwards. (and not drive a 99 CRX haha).
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