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Being Employed as a Golf Teacher
Golf is a wonderful game enjoyed by
millions and millions of men, women, and children across the country - often on a daily
basis. For many, the game has reached a level where making a career move to find employment
in the golf industry is a very real option. Unfortunately, making a living on the pro tour
is typically not an option - the travel, the long hours of practice, and frankly, your handicap
is just a little too high. However, there are many golf employment and career opportunities
that exist aside from playing in the Masters.
One option is to teach the game of golf. This
is a very diverse and open golf employment cookie jar to reach your hand into. Apart from
being a private golf instructor, one may find golf employment opportunities as a teacher
or director of a golf school vacation venue. Another opportunity would be working as a golf
teaching professional in one of the thousands of private and public golf clubs in this nation.
Furthermore, the golf teaching industry, which is a rather significant subset of the golf
industry as a whole, has created various golf employment opportunities in specialty trades,
such as golf club fitting, video swing analysis, or mental game consulting.
the fundamentals of the swing is not your thing, you could consider working in retail -
helping avid golfers such as yourself - identify and purchase new golf products. From golf
shoes, to golf clubs, to golf accessories, you will find these for sale at over 16,000 golf
courses (almost all of them with standalone proshops) and over 2,500 independent and chain
golf item retailers. This golf employment opportunity provides chances to work directly
with golfers as well as being the 'first in' when it comes to experimenting with new equipment,
devices, gadgets...and of course, the newest trends in clothing.
If the 'corporate' lifestyle
is more inline with your career desires, there is certainly no lack of golf employment options.
While you might not be out on the golf course, there are thousands of golf manufacturers
and golf companies that have an entire corporate structure. Callaway, for instance, has
over 3,000 employees and over $800 million in annual sales. An environment like that demands
savvy people to work in finance, marketing, administration, product development, and various
other aspects. This golf employment venue offers the opportunity to apply your love of the
game of golf to basic business operations and functions.
From another business standpoint,
golf employment openings can be found at clubs and courses as a club manager or director.
More than being the golf teacher or pro shop manager, this golf job requires strong business
management skills to help the club grow and essentially stay in business. The game of golf
is great, but if the bills cannot be paid, then there will be no place for yourself and
countless others of avid golfers to tee-off and enjoy a round of 18. Golf club management
requires a special blend of business and personal/social skills along with a desire to see
the game of golf grow and be enjoyed by the members and customers.
With over 16,000 golf
courses and millions of people taking up the greens every year, golf maintenance is another
golf employment track to consider. From cart repair and agronomy to merchandising and being
the superintendent of a golf facility, there are countless options to consider. Taking care
of the golf course and ensuring that the landscape, facilities, and equipment are up to
par may be considered by some to be a thankless job. However, realizing that without your
involvement, the game of golf would not be allowed to grow and be enjoyed by swarms of golfers,
certainly has its rewards.
Since the golf industry is so immense with over 25 million golfers
in America, it can potentially can reach into many aspects of our lives and there are many
ancillary golf employment opportunities that exist in the hospitality industry (hotels,
motels, travel), event planning (for charities, schools, corporate events), and speciality
industries. Often, you can combine two or more of your passions (with one being golf, of
course), to find more than just golf employment, but a rewarding career.