Originally Posted by mikep34
Played golf for around 3 years, but only casually for the first 2 years. Taken it seriously for 11months after I received my original handicap of 16, but have been cut to 7 since then. Hitting driver on a good day between 260-300, solid yardages with most of clubs down to gap wedge going around 105/110.
Really looking for a career in golf, whether it be as a club pro or a tour player (aim high!). Am going to give myself 2 years to get my handicap down to scratch/ +'s. How realistic would that be? And does anyone have any tips towards going down this road?
and what would peoples advice be in my practicing any drills and any focus areas towards achieving this goal?
Obviously it is a huge difference between club pro level ability and touring pro. Due respect, but the odds of a 22 year old 7 getting good enough to be a touring pro are vanishingly small. Not impossible, but not something you want to build a life plan around.
The club pro is more possible, but somewhere along the line you will not only have to improve your game you will have to learn the golf swing (being able to play doesn't necessarily tell us whether you are a swing expert or you know diddly about the swing - either way, stick around here and you will learn a lot about the swing), how to teach, and unless you are going to be a virtually full time instructor, how to run a pro shop and market your products, your services, and your course. And then you should reflect that a common plight I have heard from club pros and their assistants is that they do not have much time for playing golf. You are focused on golf and its playing, but that is really not how club pros spend most of their days. If that is OK for you then great. But if you are expecting something else, you might want to give it more thought.
IAC, good luck.