Jobs in Golf: Golf Associations

The game of golf involves many professionals – players, groundskeepers, club fitters, manufacturers, salespeople, country club owners, and more. With so many moving parts, it’s essential that professional associations produce standards and keep the ...

Jobs in Golf: Turf Management

Lush fairways and greens have become synonymous with the game of golf. If you’d prefer the great outdoors to an office, love the sport and have a green thumb, a career in turf management might ...

Jobs in Golf: Club Fitter

Golf club fitters have a passion for education and helping pros and amateurs improve their game. They work one-on-one with a client to build personalized equipment, taking size, strength and athletic ability into consideration. Good club fitters grasp the ...

Golf Is More Than a Game. It’s a Career.

“It’s just a game.” Growing up, most of us have had a parent or coach console us after a disappointing day at the field, gym or golf course. And for most of us, that is quite true. You have to be exceptionally gifted at a sport – golf in particular – to make the game into a career. But what if that isn’t the case? What if ...

Jobs in Golf: Retail

From clubs and tees, right down to specialized shoes, golf is a sport that requires a fair amount of gear. A retail outlet is any place where golfers can purchase equipment, clothing and supplies. Approximately 25 percent of total consumer spending on golf is in ...

Careers in Golf: Club Fitting

So the golf industry is pretty narrow, right? You’re either one of the select few people in the world who can hit a golf ball 330 yards in the right direction or you work at a golf course. Wrong! Actually there are a wide variety of golf careers that are behind the scenes. One job in particular is essential to helping those pros hit the ball so well. Without professional club fitters, pros could not finely tune their games to the level they expect.

Careers in Golf: Instructor

You’re a purist, the kind of golfer who wants to be participating in the game you love. The business of a golf course isn’t nearly as attractive as time on the greens. If you’re a people person who likes hands-on work, perhaps a career as a Golf Instructor is right for you.

While Golf Professionals are qualified to teach the game, they often focus on managing a golf facility. Golf Instructors, on the other hand, devote their time solely to teaching. You’ll find Instructors at just about any golf facility, including public and private courses, driving ranges and businesses that specialize in golf lessons. For cost reasons, instructors at municipal courses are often independent contractors, giving them great scheduling flexibility.

Careers in Golf: Golf Professional

This is the first post in a series exploring professional paths in the golf industry.

You might think of a golf professional as someone who plays the sport for a living. While that can be true, the title of “Golf Professional” isn’t limited to sponsored athletes on the PGA and LPGA tours. More often, Golf Professionals are found working hard at courses around the world, keeping their establishments running smoothly.

From a Hobby to a Golf Degree: A Profile of Veteran Steven Grooms

After proudly serving his country in the United States Air Force, Steven Grooms was looking for the right career opportunity upon completing his military term. His thoughts took him back to when he was about 15 years old. It was at that point of his life when he began playing the game of golf with his dad at a local course in Michigan. Little did he know at that time he was planting the seeds for a career in golf. 

Club Fitting: A Career That Combines Art and Science

It’s been said that good club fitters are a dying breed. David Estabrook, a golf professional at Golf Academy of America in Dallas, is making a point to counteract that notion, introducing his passion for club fitting to students as an ever-growing career option. 

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