May 15, 2015
If you’re an active duty or retired member of the military, you may be considering putting your service training to work in a new career in the civilian world. If golf happens to be your passion, you could have a bright future in the golf industry. Although there are a wide range of career options that allow you to turn your love for the game into a way of making a living, here are our top five golf careers for veterans and retired service men and women.
Apr 17, 2015
As an invitational tournament with the smallest field of all the majors, The Masters limits its participants to about 100 players each year. Those 100 guys are the ones who get all of the attention, and rightfully so, considering they are the best golfers in the world, performing on perhaps its biggest stage.
But think about all of the golf professionals behind the scenes that it takes to put on the tournament. There are tournament administrators, food and beverage managers, retail managers and course superintendents. And those are just the people involved at the course level. Consider the club designers and club makers. Then there are the golf apparel brands, sponsor teams, sales teams, not to mention swing coaches and golf instructors.
Jan 21, 2015
Media coverage has opened the world of golf to anyone with a television set or access to a newsstand. Because of network broadcasts of tournaments and cable channels devoted to the sport, a growing number of Americans follow ...
Jan 7, 2015
Fred Barr, Director of Career Services for Golf Academy of America in Phoenix, experienced the power of marketing firsthand during the time he operated golf courses. “We had a large marketing budget,” he said. “It was to ensure that our branding was prominent in the golf and business community, to attract ...
Dec 22, 2014
As a sport, the game of golf is tied to the courses on which it is played. It’s not a stretch to say that the development of new courses and the buildings and amenities that are a part of them is integral to growth of the game. A swell in new course construction ...
Nov 25, 2014
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 ...
Nov 18, 2014
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 ...
Oct 28, 2014
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 ...
Oct 20, 2014
“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 ...
Oct 14, 2014
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 ...