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As far as money in golf, no one starts making it by the bucket unless you are a PGA superstar like a Speith.


You don't think there's pretty good money in teaching lessons at a nice public course?  

Like I said, no one starts making buckets of money, especially giving lessons at a public course. You have to build a clientele and you usually have other duties that you have to work around. I know someone who teaches for a top twenty teacher and while she rakes in money during the season, she had to work years to build her business and be in the situation she is in. In South Florida there are more guys starving than there are guys cracking 6 figures.
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If I were the OP, I'd be intrigued to know how many people out there can combine a graduate level understanding in engineering  or physical science (not counting TGM a2_wink.gif) with a really solid golf game (say, within a stroke or 2 of scratch). 

I'd want to think that this would be a relatively rare (ie marketable) combination of expertise for trying to break into the golf industry, and a handy safety net if it doesn't work out.

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If I were the OP, I'd be intrigued to know how many people out there can combine a graduate level understanding in engineering  or physical science (not counting TGM a2_wink.gif) with a really solid golf game (say, within a stroke or 2 of scratch). 

I'd want to think that this would be a relatively rare (ie marketable) combination of expertise for trying to break into the golf industry, and a handy safety net if it doesn't work out.


what do you mean by op?

post #22 of 36
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I mainly want to work as an IE in the production setting, I know they don't make as much but I only really want to do that. I also feel that there is a better opportunity to move through the ranks as an ie into management. Also can someone explain why they use the 4.0system? I don't think it's fair if they weight ap classes as high as non honors

AP are scored the same as honors.
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what do you mean by op?

Thread starter.
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AP are scored the same as honors.


So if you take harder classes you are just giving yourself a lower gpa?

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Thread starter.

a3_biggrin.gifStrange but true! [AKA "the original poster"]

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a3_biggrin.gif Strange but true! [AKA "the original poster"]
What?
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"OP" =  "original poster"(abbreviated) = "thread starter" = you.

 

Can't believe I'm explaining the internet, and its obscure etymology, to a teenager a2_wink.gif - this day will live long in the memory!

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What?

 

OP means original poster

 

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ok so i am 14 and LOVE golf. I hope to play college golf with an engineering degree. My main hope is to play proffesional but i know how slim chances are but i want to strive for that and if i fail have another golf carrer and if that blows up be an engineer

 

anyway i was wondering what steps i should take in the next 10 years to become a golf engineer, coach, pga teaching pro and what not should be. What kind of money do they make how do you get started in the business and whatnot. Just started reading hank haneys book so kinda got my attention.

 

First off, stop reading Hank Haney's book a2_wink.gif and spend some time looking through this forum

http://thesandtrap.com/f/4088/swing-thoughts

 

Regarding the engineering stuff, this would be good to check out

http://thesandtrap.com/b/throwing_darts/18_questions_with_ping_senior_design_engineer_marty_jertson

post #29 of 36
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Yes, honors and AP classes count as a 5.0 with an A

AP are college level classes (Advanced Placement)
my school As with an honors class will get you a 4.5 and As with a ap will get you 5
post #30 of 36
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"OP" =  "original poster"(abbreviated) = "thread starter" = you.

Can't believe I'm explaining the internet, and its obscure etymology, to a teenager a2_wink.gif  - this day will live long in the memory!
Most teenagers don't talk like that, it's just those ones who think they are "hip"(and if you use the word hip you are probably not)
post #31 of 36
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So if you take harder classes you are just giving yourself a lower gpa?
Even worse you are, unofficially, are required to take a 4 hour exam at the end and score 3 or better. 4 or 5 for your school reputation to remain intact.

Don't take AP, unless you were on track for it in 7th grade.

Talk to your counselor.
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Even worse you are, unofficially, are required to take a 4 hour exam at the end and score 3 or better. 4 or 5 for your school reputation to remain intact.

Don't take AP, unless you were on track for it in 7th grade.

Talk to your counselor.


Yeah, we are allowed to exempt exams if we have perfect attendance and an A. They only have 1 ap for freshman but i didnt take it because it is History an is mostly rote memorization

post #33 of 36
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Most teenagers don't talk like that, it's just those ones who think they are "hip"(and if you use the word hip you are probably not)

 

I sent you a PM about this. Multi-quote or responses will simply be deleted.

post #34 of 36
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Even worse you are, unofficially, are required to take a 4 hour exam at the end and score 3 or better. 4 or 5 for your school reputation to remain intact.

Don't take AP, unless you were on track for it in 7th grade.

Talk to your counselor.

I have to say that the exams really aren't as bad as people say they are. I took two AP courses last year (Statistics and Chemistry) and scored 4's in both. You essentially get half of a school day off to take the test, and it tops out at 3 hours. They give you 90 minutes for multiple choice and 90-95 minutes for the free response (Chemistry was weird with giving you 95 minutes rather than just 90). I also enjoyed it somewhat because the testing room was very cool, which is what I prefer over being in a school that's much warmer than comfortable.

Basically you get to take a long test that doesn't actually take you the full time on anything but free response (they even feed you during the break) or you get to take finals tests in school anyways. Pick your poison really.

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I have to say that the exams really aren't as bad as people say they are. I took two AP courses last year (Statistics and Chemistry) and scored 4's in both. You essentially get half of a school day off to take the test, and it tops out at 3 hours. They give you 90 minutes for multiple choice and 90-95 minutes for the free response (Chemistry was weird with giving you 95 minutes rather than just 90). I also enjoyed it somewhat because the testing room was very cool, which is what I prefer over being in a school that's much warmer than comfortable.

Basically you get to take a long test that doesn't actually take you the full time on anything but free response (they even feed you during the break) or you get to take finals tests in school anyways. Pick your poison really.

 

If you took a little more time, would 5's have been possible? I got 5s in Chemistry and Physics, and took the whole time allotted. Got a 4 in Calculus (it was a mistake for me to take the hardest exam).

 

They were rough for me.

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Taking time wasn't really an issue. Multiple choice I did really well at, and finished early. Free response is what dinged me since they only let you use a calculator for 30 minutes, and I didn't get to all of my more complex calculations in that time. The free response, though only technically 6 questions, was really more like 20 individually difficult questions based on how they organize them. The hardest part on free response was the organic chemistry question (probably one of he main reasons I got a 4 instead of a 5) since our teacher gave us a brief overview of naming organic compounds in one day, then said organic chemistry would not be on the test. Not his fault necessarily, I know, and I should have prepared for it anyways.

Statistics what got me was one error I made that I realized a couple of days after the test. I accidentally used a t-test instead of a z-test for one free response, which dropped me from what could have been a 5 to a maximum of a 2 on that problem. The t-test got the job done for what the problem asked, but a z-test would have made for a much more elegant solution hat they wanted.
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