Let me take up a moment first for welcoming your passion for golf as you’ve already started your journey by searching for it. I’ve read somewhere, “Everything is hard before it is easy.” Golfing is not any opposition to it. It needs dedication, along with lots of practice to become a pro in this field. Anybody who is patient, goal-oriented, can become a professional golfer, whether you are a male or female. It does not matter how young or how old you are for the sport. At the end of the day, it matters only how much effort you are putting; that shows the result.
Let’s have a look at how you should proceed to your journey to become a professional female golfer.
DO NOT bind yourself by age
This is important to remember that it is never too late to start. Age can’t confine your dreams. If you are passionate, put effort into the right place, you will achieve your goal. Age can be a barrier only if you think it as to be. You would never know your limitations unless you give it a shot.
Yes, it is preferable to start this game at a very early age. But this is not compulsory. You can become what you want to be till you have the dedication and the spark in your eyes. Some female golfers started their carrier at a mature age. For example, Larry Nelson began a career in golf at 21. Still, she has shined in her place through hard work. She had won major tournaments three times. So be motivated and count your age as a number, not an obstacle to your goal.
Join golf classes
Now it’s time to take some efficient steps to reach your goal. You need a coach or mentor to help you go closer to your objective. This is not deniable that, no matter how good you play, you will be needed expert mentoring in the long run. The best way to be in touch with a coach is by joining golf classes. Take lessons on golf techniques and applying those effectively. Make yourself worthy of calling a pro golfer. There is no alternative to enrolling in a professional class if you want to become an expert in a particular game.
Besides, knowing the tricks and techniques of golf is not enough. You will need to know your weakness and strengths. An expert instructor will help you to understand your flaws and recover those to be a pro golfer.
Gather knowledge about the game as much as you can before starting it. It will help you to get in the form of speedily.
Watch golfing frequently
Watching golf videos will bring massive improvements to your level. Learning skills is not sufficient. You have to know the process of applying techniques in the right way. Golf videos or DVD’s will help you to watch practically the things you have learned. These instructional videos content strategies in a sequential manner so, it would be beneficial for you to know. Thus, these will develop your ability and skill much faster.
You will find plenty of random golfing videos on youtube for free. But I highly suggest you buy golf DVDs that cover playing tricks in detail. That allows you to catch the pattern you need to follow more fluently. You will find many more options for DVDs. Also, a DVD covering specific problem areas is available. Moreover, these are not so expensive. Grab some videos, and you can watch them endlessly till you get the trick properly.
You can also watch seniors playing golf at your golf classes or club. Do not miss a single opportunity to learn new tips and tricks. This will grow your skill more.
Explore and expand the skills
Once you learned the necessary skills, diversifying your skill should be the next step to be followed. Practice more and more to find out your biggest strength. If you stick to your regular recreational golfing abilities, it would significantly hamper your ability to be a professional golfer because the scenario of competing against a professional golfer is way much different. You must be skilled at almost all the phases such as lob, pitch, chip, bunker, putting, wedge shots, swings. Train yourself to be a master in all kinds of shots. Invest as much time as you can in your practice. Compete with other golfers to test your abilities and disabilities. Work on them. You can ask your instructor to guide a routine for you to maintain. Be consistent with that routine with a sufficient amount of practising time.
Finally, try to expand these qualities by more dedication and practice. Remember, the best exercise for a golfer is golfing.
Play with a competitive partner
Playing alone might not be a good idea for qualifying in to professional or LPGA. You can’t find those problem areas you need to work on by playing alone. Make golf partners who are also triggered to be a pro. Practice more with them to boost up your skills and confidence. This will help you to take on challenges. Also, you will have the idea of a competitive golfing scenario. So, play as much as you can against other golfers instead of just golfing individually.
Approach your friends or other golfers of your club to play with you. If you are having problems finding partners, you can go through online golf forums seeking golf partners. Try to join a league and play more at different small tournaments at the country or state level. You can easily apply online for this. Thus your rank will rise up.
Grab the playing opportunities
I have already told you, golfing should be the first priority for you if you want to pursue a career in this. Please find all the playing opportunities and do not miss them. Every chance of golfing is like a step towards your dream. It will accelerate your skills in turning into a pro-female golfer.
Join local golf clubs to get chances of playing in regional tournaments. You can sign up for junior tournaments if you are in high school. But if you are a college student, I will highly suggest you join the college golf team. Because this will offer you more opportunities to explore new skills and develop your experience, do your utmost to capture a platform to build harmony with the golfing community.
Your mind is your power source
“The mind messes up more shots than the body.” Professional golfers sharpen their shots along with their minds. Your mind is your powerhouse. Train it to be prepared for taking all the challenges. Now that you are going to play against professionals, you have to be fit physically and mentally. When you are playing golf to relax or for recreational reasons, you don’t have any mental pressure or challenges. But my friend, the storyline is different when you’ve taken golf as your career option. You are competing against a professional who also has a hunger for winning. This can lead you to nervousness and mess up shots.
Here, you will have to be strong enough to face challenges. You are so much stronger than you think. So, don’t let these negative thoughts ruin your path to the goal. Feed your mind with regular courses of self-motivation; this will empower you.
Enrol in Q-school
Now that you have expanded up your potentiality, it’s time for a big shot. You will have to sign up for Q school, AKA qualifying school for putting the tag of professional before your name. This Q school is LPGA’s (Ladies Professional Golfing Association) program that leads you to LPGA tournaments. It’s a three-stage program where you have to pass all the stages to play in nationwide games. When you pass step 1, you will get the card for stage 2 then stage 3. Here you have to retain your performance level to unlock the next stage. So you can maintain your capabilities and rise high. Finally, you get the tour card to get access to playing championship tournaments. It’s not that easy in actual. About 45-50 golfers claim the tour card each year.
In case you don’t join Q school or fail in your attempt, there are varieties of small professional tournaments called ‘minor league tour.’ They arrange some famous professional matches where you can play and earn.
I hope this would be helpful for your long way. Lastly, I would say never to quitting your dreams for any boundary. It doesn’t matter what age you are at, whether you are male or female. What counts only are working hard and your potentiality. Make sure to play with all your heart and devotion. Be consistent with your practice. This is the fight against what you were yesterday. Don’t lose hope and follow the journey to your goal; success will be yours. Hope to see you in the headlines as you want to be.