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#1 CBECH22

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 04:30 PM

Hey guys,

I absolutely love the game of golf.  I think about it 24/7.

I am currently a 5th year college student that will graduate in May of 2018.  With this being said, I was curious of any golf related jobs that you guys may hold.  I am actively looking for a career opportunity in my field of study, but I was wondering if there was any way I could add a golf spin to it.  If I can't find anything, I want to pick up a part time job that involves golf.

So do any of you out there have golf related activities that you participate in that make you money?

I would love to hear about any experiences you guys have had with throughout your life, whether it be working as a cart boy or playing on a tour or selling clubs.

Edited by CBECH22, 30 August 2017 - 08:02 PM.

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#2 Baitkiller

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 04:38 PM

Marketing.
Move product, meet people, go to trade shows, play golf..all in your spare time while wearing your pajamas.
Soft goods seems like the easiest path.
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Posted 30 August 2017 - 07:57 PM

View PostBaitkiller, on 30 August 2017 - 04:38 PM, said:

Marketing.
Move product, meet people, go to trade shows, play golf..all in your spare time while wearing your pajamas.
Soft goods seems like the easiest path.

Have you personally had any experience with this as a seller or distributer?  Or are you more of a consumer that goes to these events?

Edited by CBECH22, 30 August 2017 - 07:58 PM.

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 08:02 PM

Have a friend that part times it for a B level sports apparel company. Mostly click bait type stuff from home but he makes a few pesos and gets to go to all the events. Lost of pro-am stuff, silly season stuff, Vegas trade shows etc. Not just golf. Lots of tennis and some ball.
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Posted 30 August 2017 - 08:05 PM

View PostBaitkiller, on 30 August 2017 - 08:02 PM, said:

Have a friend that part times it for a B level sports apparel company. Mostly click bait type stuff from home but he makes a few pesos and gets to go to all the events. Lost of pro-am stuff, silly season stuff, Vegas trade shows etc. Not just golf. Lots of tennis and some ball.

That's pretty interesting, but exactly what I was looking for.  Meet new people and see new perspectives around the game of golf, or any sport really.  Anytime you can make money the revolved a sport, is a win in my opinion.

Thanks for the input!

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 08:06 PM

It might be worth considering if you love golf to just keep it a hobby.

working a part time job in golf can limit the amount you play. And working a full time job in golf could be tough as the market in the Americas is not growing, this leads to consolidation and overall unstable job security
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Posted 30 August 2017 - 08:28 PM

I love playing golf way too much to ever want a job in the golf industry.

Edited by mark174ace, 30 August 2017 - 08:29 PM.


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Posted 30 August 2017 - 10:48 PM

View PostMtlJeff, on 30 August 2017 - 08:06 PM, said:

It might be worth considering if you love golf to just keep it a hobby.

working a part time job in golf can limit the amount you play. And working a full time job in golf could be tough as the market in the Americas is not growing, this leads to consolidation and overall unstable job security

This is a very valid point.  I was thinking about looking for a part time job to fill my time on the weekends and to help pay off some bills.  Thought I might be able to make it golf related, so instead of spending money golfing, I am making money being around the game.
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Posted 31 August 2017 - 05:02 PM

Local golf retailer? Might could use some help during the upcoming busy season.

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 02:09 AM

I sneak onto ranges looking the part of an employee, drive around in the little ball picker upper tractor and pick up all the range balls, then sell them back to the course for a meager return.

Some may call it extortion, but that's really semantics.

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 09:58 AM

View Postmark174ace, on 30 August 2017 - 08:28 PM, said:

I love playing golf way too much to ever want a job in the golf industry.
I have been the industry since i 14 years old and you be susprised how much golf i play. Im taking a new job for next 8 months and it will really limited my play to a few rounds a month though the experience from this job is worth not playing as much. If anyone in the industry is not happy with the amount of golf they are playing there are several jobs in the industry out there that provide more time on the links. Bob Ford is considered the best business by club proffesionals. When he was the head pro at Oakmont, 18 holes with the memebers was a slow day. Most members will say that he never shot above 75.  And while he kept the shop in shape and manage his side of the operation.
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Posted 07 September 2017 - 10:34 AM

View PostSantiago Golf, on 05 September 2017 - 09:58 AM, said:

View Postmark174ace, on 30 August 2017 - 08:28 PM, said:

I love playing golf way too much to ever want a job in the golf industry.
I have been the industry since i 14 years old and you be susprised how much golf i play. Im taking a new job for next 8 months and it will really limited my play to a few rounds a month though the experience from this job is worth not playing as much. If anyone in the industry is not happy with the amount of golf they are playing there are several jobs in the industry out there that provide more time on the links. Bob Ford is considered the best business by club proffesionals. When he was the head pro at Oakmont, 18 holes with the memebers was a slow day. Most members will say that he never shot above 75.  And while he kept the shop in shape and manage his side of the operation.

What positions have you had in the golf industry and how did you start them?
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