PGA golf qualifying school could just possibly be the most difficult job application process in the world.
Can you imagine applying for a potentially very high paying job as a golf tournament pro that required you to go through a minimum of three gruelling 72 hole qualifying tournaments starting with over one thousand other golfers from fifteen different countries before you make it to the final qualifying stage where you have to compete over another 108 holes with about 120 other golfers for just twenty five available spots on the US PGA tour?
Every year ambitious and highly skilled male and female amateur and professional golfers aged somewhere between eighteen and fifty five test their courage and skills competing to gain a place on one of the lucrative professional golf tours around the world by going through a process just like this.
In this article I’ll attempt to give you an idea of just what it would take for you to compete head to head with the stars of the PGA tours or for that matter, the LPGA tour or Champions tour.
LPGA and PGA golf tournament pro’s are the product of literally thousands of hours of dedicated practice and competition; but when all is said and done what really matters to them is qualifying to play on one of the pro golfing tours and staying there.
This as you will discover is a lot easier said than done. So here’s what you have to do to apply for a golf on tour job.
GOLF ON TOUR JOB DESCRIPTION – PGA TOUR PLAYER
GOLF ON TOUR PERFORMANCE CRITERIA – PGA TOUR PLAYER
THE PROCESS TO GAIN ADMISSION TO A GOLF ON TOUR POSITION – PGA TOUR PLAYER
To qualify for a Golf On Tour job you will be required to carry out the following four steps:
Can you imagine playing 324 holes of golf at the highest standard possible to compete for just one of twenty five places on the PGA tour? Oh, and did I mention that you have to pay a minimum twelve thousand dollars just to get a shot at it?
That’s right, not only will you have to compete with the best players in the game, to gain a place on the PGA tour, you will have to invest a significant amount of money as well.
This could possibly be the ultimate litmus test for a prospective golf tournament pro.
Any man or women contemplating a life as a golf tournament pro is betting on their skills and capability by paying for the privilege up front to play and compete on one of the pro golfing tours.
And if you are fortunate enough to make it onto the PGA tour you will need to earn at least one million dollars over approximately 100 competitive rounds, or about forty thousand dollars per week over twenty five weeks to retain your playing privileges for the next year.
What could be easier than that?