Start playing as early in life as possible. If you or someone you know has dreams of becoming a professional golfer, it’s important to get started as soon as possible. If you are a child or teenager, don’t wait until you are an adult to begin fulfilling your dreams. If you are an adult, begin playing today.
- The sooner you begin playing golf, the sooner you can reach your goal of becoming a professional golfer.
Take golf lessons. Even if you’ve been playing golf for years, you can still benefit from golf lessons. Lessons offer an opportunity to hone particular skill sets and get feedback from your instructor. Try taking golf lessons at your local golf course, or even signing up for a class through your high school or local college.
- Ask friends, family, and other golfers for suggestions on great golf instructors.
- Check out what types of lessons your local country club or golf course offer.
Develop a consistent routine for practicing on the golf course. To become a professional golfer, you must play golf regularly. Dedicate time to practicing your short game and putting, as well as hitting fairways and greens.
- Begin by dedicating 10 hours per week playing golf on a golf course, in a variety of settings.
- Work your way up to 20 hours per week of golf practice.
Master multiple skills. To become a professional golfer, you will need to work on specific skills that will help you reach the peak of your performance. You will need to master putting, bunker, full swing, chip, pitch, lob, and approach wedge skills.
- Try to work on each individual skill during golf lessons, incorporating the feedback from your instructor.
Dedicate ample time to each golfing skill. While it’s important to spend as much time on the golf course as possible, it is equally important that you dedicate time to each specific skill. Doing so will ensure you develop a wide range of skills to your fullest potential.
- Set equal time aside each week to work on putting, bunker, full swing, chip, pitch, lob, and approach wedge skills.
- Begin with dedicating 1 hour weekly to each specific skill, and work your way up to 3 hours weekly per skill.
Build your mental skills. Becoming a professional golfer means working on mental skills as well as physical ones. Embrace challenges you encounter, and stay focused on the process rather than the result. Stay in the present when you’re on the golf course, and don’t be too hard on yourself when you make a mistake.
- Most importantly, you must fully believe in yourself and your ability to master the game.
- Let your confidence guide your game.