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7 Golf Careers to Consider

If you're considering building a career in the golf industry, you have several very exciting career opportunities ahead of you. You can create a career to suit your talents, skill level, and expertise at golf courses all over the country. We're going to outline the best golf careers you can have below to give you a great overview of what's available.

1

Club Professional

Club Professional

Just short of turning pro and touring the golf circuit, the club professional is one of the most in-demand career choices available. This position act as the head of a golf club, and the club itself revolves around your leadership skills. Your tone and service quality resonates through every corner of the club. Your duties may include things like giving members lessons, performing club fitting sessions, organizing junior golfers, repairing clubs, marketing, organizing tournaments, and working with the staff to keep the club in top shape.

- Average Annual Salary - $47,734

2

General Club Manager

General Club Manager

The general manager is a leadership position at a golf club that encompasses organizing the club's overall operations, maintaining the relationships with the members, and keeping things in the budget. You'll need communication, leadership, business, and marketing skills to do well in this role. You also need good people skills and the ability to resolve issues.

- Average Annual Salary - $57,979

3

Golf Writer

Golf Writer

Golf magazines are immensely popular, and there's no shortage of jobs available. If you love to write and love the sport of golf, you can make a living traveling to different golf courses and writing about them. You could write about the latest tips and trends, player profiles, exciting events, and the latest golf industry news. Newspapers, regional publications, and publicity firms are excellent places to look for work.

- Average Annual Salary - $44,366

4

Club Maker or Club Repairer

Club Maker or Club Repairer

In order for people to get the PGA professional designation, you have to learn how to make and repair golf clubs. Club making is an extremely interesting process, and it can be a lucrative career for the right person. If you're someone who likes to get technical, you could make a living replacing club heads, re-shafting clubs, adding new grips, and much more.

- Average Annual Salary - $33,145

5

Greenskeeper

Greenskeeper

The position of the greenskeeper is arguably the most important in the entire golf organization. The golf course's maintenance, look, and performance is essential to the club's growth and success. A greenskeeper is responsible for maintaining the green and making sure that it's in top playing condition day in and day out. This can include grooming the fairways, raking the bunkers, and more.

- Average Annual Salary - $35,345

6

Caddy

Caddy

Being a caddy is an exciting, lucrative, but difficult challenge. You have to be good at helping your golfer choose the correct club, maintain their equipment, carry their bag, and maintain the course when they take a shot. You also have to be very good at managing people, including the golfer you're caddying for. Ideally, you want a strong background in competitive golf tournaments.

- Average Annual Salary - $33,032 plus a percentage of any wins

7

Professional Manager

Professional Manager

An agent is the higher-end of the golf jobs, and your job is to represent a golf pro. You investigate and recommend sponsorships for your pro, and you manage your player's day-to-day life. You make sure your pro arrives on time, has the equipment they need, and takes care of any last-minute details.

- Average Annual Salary - $61,977

Finding the best golf career to suit your skills can take a little time. However, it's worth it. You'll be able to build a career you love, and you'll get paid to work around and in the sport of golf every day.