Every amateur golfer has fantasized about joining the PGA Tour. The PGA Tour is responsible for organizing and sanctioning over 130 tournaments worldwide. Some of the best golfers in the world are members of this prestigious organization of professional golfers.
Becoming a pro golfer is just the first step to being eligible for PGA Tour membership. The PGA has a long list of requirements for its players. While you don’t have to meet every qualification listed, you must have a successful golf career backing you up. Here’s how to get a shot at competing against the pros in the PGA Tour.
Your golf game is going to need to be really good
To have a chance of meeting the PGA Tour requirements, you will need an incredible tournament record. Winning tournaments at the amateur level may give you the confidence needed to go pro. However, you are going to need to get a few wins under your belt before you can start thinking about the PGA Tour.
PGA Tour membership is available for being a former major champion or multiple tournament winner. There are tons of PGA recognized tournaments that can earn you membership eligibility. Occasionally the PGA Tour will even make special invitations for players that don’t meet the requirements. This honor is usually reserved for highly ranked amateurs.
So, you're saying there's a chance?
Unfortunately, the chances of becoming a pro golfer are slim. Out of 29 million golfers in the U.S., only about 150 players are granted a spot on the PGA Tour every year. But don’t let that stop you from enjoying the game.
The opportunity to go pro isn’t what makes golf so enjoyable. Golf is about competing with yourself and honing your skills on the course. Sure, success and acclaim is nice, but it’s the work it takes to get there that makes the wins worthwhile. If you want to start working on your game, whether you hope to go pro or just want some practice, Calabasas Country Club is ready to welcome you to the course.