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Whether it’s The Masters, a state championship or a relaxed fundraiser, golf tournaments are big business. Consequently, tour management and event planning can be a solid place to build a golf career.
Let’s start with the pros. Televised golf has increased the number of golf fans and players. USGA Championships, PGA and LPGA tour events are massive in scope. As many as 40,000 fans come out to watch the pros play at a tournament, while millions more tune in from home. It’s fair to say that smoothly run events are vital to the growth of the game.
Our students are proud to go to Golf Academy, because each day is another day of awesome. Let’s take a quick look at a day in the life of a “normal” college student compared with a day in the life of a Golf Academy student. For the purposes of this comparison, we’ll refer to them as normal student and awesome student.
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.
The days of showing up to the golf course wearing baggy cargo shorts and a pique polo are long gone. It’s no longer good enough to show up at the course simply ready to play. You have to be ready to play and ready to say, in the words of Will Smith, “I make this look good.” For today’s golfer, style is another essential component to the game. Certainly marketing is a huge part of the fashion culture of golf. All of the big brands have their showcase stars. Nike has Tiger and Rory. Adidas has Sergio. Puma has Rickie. But the competition of these and other brands is actually good for the amateur golfer as well. Each golf season, most brands are developing lighter fabrics, more comfortable golf shoes, and yes, wilder colors to be worn on the course. While a highlighter yellow shirt with Carolina blue plaid pants may not be for everyone, innovation and a little fun from golf brands make the game better for all of us. Here’s a look at some fashion-forward trends in the golf world: