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Golfers play golf professionally in tournaments, or as a resident professional, and organise golf-related activities.


  • maintains a high degree of expertise in golf
  • attends regular practice sessions and undertakes private training to maintain the required standard of fitness
  • decides on strategies in consultation with coaches
  • assesses other competitors and conditions at venues
  • competes in golfing events
  • adheres to the rules and regulations associated with golf
  • undertakes sports promotional activities and television appearances.


  • stressful
  • working outdoors.

To become a Golfer

  • You need advanced golfing skill to work as a Golfer. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. The Professional Golfers Association has a trainee program, that results in a formal Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

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