After six years of near-constant travel, the ups and downs in his game, and the pressure of trying — and failing — to advance past the Canadian tour, Williams needed to stop. So, what to do? Come back to school, and accomplish something he thought he might never do: get a college degree. Williams is taking two classes this spring at UW while working as an intern in the athletic department, and is expected to finish up in summer quarter. And after graduation? He might return to pro golf.
Deaf amateur golfer Allen John nearly claims European Tour title in Germany
Deaf amateur golfer Allen John nearly claims European Tour title in Germany - Golf Digest
In his book Outliers , progressive thinker Malcolm Gladwell suggests that anyone can become an expert or professional if they devote 10, hours to their craft. Many people dream of becoming a professional golfer, but the journey takes a lot of hard work over many years. Although the PGA tour is difficult to join, many smaller professional tours have been created and are becoming more popular. At what point should you become professional? If you want to turn pro, ask yourself the following questions, and consider your level of commitment. If you played in high school or college, how well did you perform? Playing in amateur tournaments allows you to observe what kind of control you have of your swing under pressure.
He was the No. 1 amateur in the world as a senior at UW. Now, he’s giving up professional golf.
They all can shoot a 64, and most of them have had storied amateur careers before they made the jump to the professional ranks. Most of all, cold hard cash is what separates them. When you are a professional golfer trying to make it to the PGA Tour you are essentially a startup company. You need capital to keep the operation running. Traveling each week, and paying another tournament entry fee adds up.
Browse topics. I'm going to ask you to consider being a professional. But, before I do and before you can answer the question I posed, I need to make sure you are fully aware of what I mean when I talk about being a professional. For me, the difference is simple: A professional always does everything necessary to complete a job. An amateur sometimes chooses only the fun parts.