There are many new and exciting “non-traditional” career paths in the golf industry.
A popular instructional position is a Director of Instruction or a Teaching Professional at a facility. These facilities can include Teaching Academies, Topgolf or GOLFTEC.
Another prominent non-traditional position is becoming a sales representative for a manufacturing country. These manufactures are looking for people who know the game of golf and no one knows the game better than golf industry professionals.
You also have association management opportunities whether it is with PGA of America, The First Tee, PGA Sections, the USGA, or any local amateur body throughout the country.
Some additional non-traditional career paths that are available in golf include:
- Sales & Marketing
- Tournament Director
- Computer/Software/Web Development
- Facilities & Golf Course Construction
- Food and Beverage
- Golf Association Administration
- Golf Coach
- Golf Retail Store Management
- Health and Fitness
- Player Development
- Real Estate
- Tournament Event Management
Please remember to check with your local PGA Section to make sure the non-traditional position you may apply for is deemed “eligible employment” for a PGA Professional.
For additional information on non-traditional jobs and more career advice please reach out to your Career Consultants.
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