Golf is one of the sports that just with the bite of a bug you swear love and loyalty. Many go further, crossing that barrier to reach professionalism and make a living from this discipline. That includes many things, from a large monetary investment to entail emotional stress as solid as your game.
Coaching and living expenses do not count. But adding the $ 390.00 USD that Valdés told us with the 45,500 USD from Espinoza, the amount comes to an approximate of almost 50,000 dollars. This to play in Latin America and start your career. Also, you have to consider the earnings. For a tournament there is a pot of $ 175,000 USD, the winner of which receives 27,000. That is, you have to get two victories to recoup the investment or just one and have been in several Top Ten.
While to recover the investment is also demanding. To date, where 13 tournaments have been played, the leader in earnings is England’s Jordan Smith with a total of $ 83,102. The golfer exceeded spending with a win, 2nd, 3rd and four Top 20s in 11 events played. For Geyger, the receipt for his performances is $ 25,020, ranking 34th.
Being on the European Tour is even more great. In general, when you get the card, you arrive from the Challenge Tour and “saved” monetarily. Although, the cost of a season is not low and if you are not with a suitable level, pockets can suffer. Felipe Aguilar, player belonging to the circuit, tells us in luxury and detail.
That is, staying on the European Tour, regardless of earnings, doubles the cost of the Challenge Tour and triples the PGA Tour La. Meanwhile, starting the race in Asia is the cheapest way to play abroad. The Chilean Antonio Costa made his debut this year on the Mena Tour , a circuit of the Middle East and Asia, whose investment varies between 27 and 30 thousand dollars . Then, this path offers you to go to the Asian Tour and apply many times to the European Tour, as long as you are in the top five of the earnings ranking.
Being a golfer is not easy, it requires effort and above all passion, a rewarding passion, independent of success. Winning a tournament, participating in a round with brilliant players, or simply finishing all 18 holes under no mistake are enough payoffs for a perfect job… for some.