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is it too late for me??

post #1 of 30
Thread Starter 

hello

i am 27 years old is it too late for me to build a career in golfing ??

post #2 of 30
Depends on what you mean by career.
post #3 of 30
Thread Starter 

hello friend

i mean by making some money from golfing

post #4 of 30
There's not much money to be made unless you're on a major tour.
post #5 of 30

Be aware of the different segments of the $70 billion a year USA golf industry. You have:

  • Golf equipment manufacturing and sales (Callaway, Ping, TM...)
  • Golf merchandising: Selling the stuff that Callaway, etc., makes. Think Golf Galaxy, Golfsmith
  • Golf operations: Managing golf course operations
  • Golf clubhouse operations: Food service, banquets and catering at the course clubhouse
  • Golf instruction: Teach aspiring or long-term golfers at a countryf club, course, driving range, or a golf superstore (You'll' need a PGA teaching card to make $$ at this)
  • Golf events and destination promotion - coordinate with the above five segments to put on events, or draw in vacationers
  • Pro golf tour... you know about this, but there's a lot more to professional golfdom than PGA, LPGA and Champions tour.

 

If you can help manage inventory, and understand cost accounting, these are a plus for breaking into golfdom.

 

Remember, you'll probably have to start at the bottom. Realize that age 30 - you're already 27 -  is about the time many of those who started at the bottom a decade ago decide whether to stay in golfdom, or try something else.


Edited by WUTiger - 6/22/14 at 2:03pm
post #6 of 30
Thread Starter 

well said bro

can you name me some major tournments ??i dont depend on the prize i just wanna make name for my self and get a sponsorship

what you think master?

post #7 of 30
Thread Starter 

hey are you a pro??are you sponsored??

post #8 of 30
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Originally Posted by bsbgolfer View Post
 

... i dont depend on the prize i just wanna make name for my self and get a sponsorship...

 

If you enter a PGA certification program and work as a teaching pro, you probably could get sponsored by one of the companies. They won't pay you $$ to play their gear, but they would give you a new bag every couple of years, and new clubs to try out and play.

post #9 of 30
Thread Starter 

weither i missunderstund you or you were realy funny do you think i need a bag??looooooooool i need money bro i always woner how golfers get sponsored by compagnies

post #10 of 30

It's like skateboarding.

If you're cool you'll certainly get money.

Just tell them what you want. Make a few calls and you'll get some cash.

If they want to give you stuff like bags and shoes with their name on it just ask for cash instead.

 

The good looking golfers get the most sponsorship but the ones who are just good players only get bag unless they put out a song or something like that.

post #11 of 30

Hey @bsbgolfer please watch the front size and try to proofread your posts.

post #12 of 30
Thread Starter 

lets say i play on (us open or british open ) or any other major tournmment and i win the seconde place or the third place

do i have a chance to get sponsorship?

post #13 of 30
Thread Starter 

thank you bro

 

seems you are professional can i get some advices fro you

??

post #14 of 30
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Originally Posted by bsbgolfer View Post

lets say i play on (us open or british open ) or any other major tournmment and i win the seconde place or the third place
do i have a chance to get sponsorship?
Yes, but you won't get a chance to play in the British and US Open.
post #15 of 30

Hey, if those preteen kids can play in the US Open, women\s, why can't he get into the men's US Open?  It's an open door, if you are skilled enough to find the key. 

post #16 of 30
Thread Starter 

why not bro??seems i am missinformed informe me please  more

post #17 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by bsbgolfer View Post

lets say i play on (us open or british open ) or any other major tournmment and i win the seconde place or the third place
do i have a chance to get sponsorship?
If you manage that you'd probably already have sponsorship! If you wanna make some money within golf, try lake diving, retrieving lost balls from lakes! There's money in that! If you get really good at you might even make a name for yourself!
post #18 of 30
Sniff Sniff.... I smell something...
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