My name's Travis and I'm planning on becoming a professional golfer. I am 25 years old, I live in Wisconsin and I'm currently a 14 handicap. I've got a LONG way to go but I am dedicating myself to a long journey. If you want to follow me, I will tell you right now that I am hoping in about 6-8 years to really make a push to start my professional golf career.
I played my first 9 holes in the fall of 2008 and shot a 51 I believe. Like all of you, I was hooked. In the summer of 2009, I was shooting consistently in the low to mid 90's and also broke 90 with an 89. In the summer of 2010, I shot in the mid to low 80's and broke 80 with a 78. This summer of 2011 was full of job searching, work, and golf where I stayed about the same. Currently, I'm shooting mid to low 80's and am putting in massive work into my game.
I've only taken a handful of lessons, I probably haven't put more than 60 hours of practice in my entire career, and I have only been starting to think about this dream of becoming a pro golfer since last year.
Currently, I am working full time and live in Wisconsin which makes it very hard to work on my game. I have built an indoor driving range as well as purchasing a golf launch monitor. I also have an indoor putting green so I'm off to a good start for the winter months.
Why am I doing this? I absolutely love golf. I am pretty good at it(you can take that with a grain of salt), and why not follow your dreams?
This quote in particular really sums up why I'm going to work hard and give it my best shot to become a professional golfer:
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Edited by Travis Robinson - 10/31/11 at 12:45am