Can I become a professional golfer?
March 28, 2006 9:37 AM Subscribe
Can I become a professional golfer? Or is it just to late for me?
posted by gregoryc to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Though I've been golfing for about 20 years (and I'll be 29 next month), I'm still pretty much a hack. I have a decent swing, but don't even have a handicap and probably average over 100 when I play golf, which doesn't even happen very often. My lowest round is in the 80s.
HOWEVER, I believe w/ hard work, proper instruction, and more hard work, I could become a professional golfer. I'm not talking about becoming Tiger Woods here, but just earning enough to make a decent living. It seems like there are plenty of tours and mini-tours out there these days.
Do you agree or disagree w/ this assessment? Is it just too late for me, or is it still possible?
I know of at least one person that did not seriously pick up the game until relatively late in life -- Calvin Peete, who was 23? Do you know of other examples like Peete?