Careers in Golf (Engineering)
Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:40 PM
If you plan on getting more than a Bachelor's degree, Mechanical Engineering would give you a great foundation to build upon. Definitely want to focus on materials science no matter what .
Edit: I studied Mechanical Engineering and hated it. Make sure whatever field you study, that you enjoy it. If you find yourself wondering if every class is a weed out class, find a different major. Also, I hope that you are either in the top 0.5% of mathematical ability or you have exceptional study skills, because Engineering is freaking hard. You will routinely put in 15-20 hours per week of studying.
Edited by Rock Chalk Jayhawk, 08 November 2012 - 11:44 PM.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:45 AM
Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:31 AM
Edited by MDP1555, 09 November 2012 - 09:52 AM.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:20 AM
What I would do is contact one of the Site Sponsors. Like Callaways Harry A.
I'm sure he would point you in the right direction. Give you a name in their R&D department. They would advise you what the best educational route would be to get where you want to be.
Edited by OUZO Power, 09 November 2012 - 10:22 AM.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:30 AM
But that is my story, if your heart is really set on golf club design, you might contact Tom Wishon who is a poster here on Golfwrx. Also Ari Techner, president of Scratch Golf has also been a frequent contributor. There are now many small golf mfg'ing companies that might be willing to offer some advice and guidance. Shoot, maybe Scotty Cameron might respond to an inquiry.
I might also suggest that you widen your goals a bit to give you a larger pool of opportunity. For example, there is a huge industry in golf course maintenance equipment and golf carts. Similarly, there are many shaft manufacturer's and accessories manufacturer's like Sun Mountain. If you are a competitive golfer and decide to work to get your class A PGA card after graduation, there will be many contacts that you run into associated with the golf business and that might lead to an unexpected opportunity. I guess the message I am trying to suggest is, if you really love golf, there are lots of jobs in the golf industry that will keep you close to the game and people that love it, and you might find those jobs are just as great as golf club design.
Good luck on your quest.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:32 AM
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:38 AM
Just be aware the jobs you want are limited in quantity. A degree that gives you flexibility in industry will serve you well while you search for your preferred career.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:00 PM
While a job is a job, if you are truly passionate about what u do it will make life a lot better.
You cannot go wrong with an engineering degree. Finance, consulting, engineering positions. It's a very versatile degree. Even better if you can get a minor in design or Econ or something else non-technical.
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