Posted 06/16/2021 in Category 1 by DAVID CHARLTON

068 How Hard Is It To Become A Tour Professional Golfer?

Many young golfers have a dream to turn professional and then compete at the highest level, on the European Tour or PGA Tour, winning major championships.  In this episode, Andrew Nicholson, a highly respected golf coach, who has coached a number of European Tour winners and many up and coming elite amateurs and budding professionals tells me about what he thinks the young golfer needs to consider in order to breakthrough onto the different tours.


He discusses the finer details and differences in skill that are needed.  We also chat about the commitment levels and focus that are required to succeed and how to be most effective in the way you go about things. 


Enjoy the episode.



Key Learning Points:

  • Whether you playing on the PGA Tour, European Tour, Challenge Tour, Europro Tour, college golf in the US or in elite amateur golf in the UK unique skillsets and strengths are required as the constraints placed upon performance are different.
  • As a professional you're judged on your performance over a full season and longer, this can be different in amateur golf. 
  • To progress in professional golf it is key to understand that there are many different elements that have to very strong.  It’s important to be able to identify your strengths and weaknesses and make each element stronger.  
  • Building a strong support team round you is essential, people that you trust and can help you through different parts of the journey.


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Podcast Ep013: Karl Morris - How to Stay Present like a Major Champion

Podcast Ep017: Gio Valiante - How to Play Fearless Golf

Podcast Ep047: David Charlton – Mental Game Tips for Putting


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