There are strict rules and regulations to follow in playing golf. Every player starts at a beginning point, maybe being a caddie, learning to play, or helping out with maintaining the golf grounds.
There are two directions to go, a professional golfer that receives payments or a financial reward when winning, or an amateur golfer that does not earn money by playing golf. The two are kept separate and the moment an amateur receives money for playing, he is no longer an amateur.
There are set processes to follow before becoming a professional golfer. Certain qualifications need to be gained, and a qualifying tournament or two to play. Other requirements include the registration as an Associate to be completing the Professional Golf Management Program. Some colleges offer degrees that include this program.
A Few Famous Golfers
Gary Player won 24 PGA Tour events and the career Grand Slam. He was the leading professional golfer and became part of “The Big Three” golfers that also included Arnold Palmer and Jack Niklaus.
Tiger Woods can boast 71 PGA Tour victories and the career Grand Slam 3 times. His winnings also include 3 US Amateurs and 14 major championships. Another 97 wins worldwide have him well on his way to becoming the greatest golfer of all time.
Jack Nicklaus sets the standard for all golfers. He won 18 professional Majors tournaments, 2 US Amateurs, 73 PGA Tour victories, 3 Players titles, 10 Champions Tour trophies, and a whopping 115 worldwide victories. Jack Nicklaus is, for many years now, seen as history’s best golfer.
All these famous professional golfers have instructional DVDs, training DVDs and manuals, and tips and advice to follow to advance any golfer’s play.