“What we have achieved with Golf Action, both in the current and past board of directors, is to maintain the institutionality in a solid way. We can highlight that board, beyond the important achievements of the players themselves. For example, when Joaquín Niemann played here, on some occasions, we told him that it was not necessary to go to all the international tournaments to represent us. This was to give places to others, even though we knew that Joaquín was going to win and that this would give us a plus”.
“In what we have not been able to advance so much is to leave the Metropolitan Region and the fifth. We have talked with Serena Golf and they are willing to receive us. We would like to do the same in Chillán and Concepción. The point is to make a tournament with points and all the requirements imply a high cost for the families and eventually for the logistics. However, we are moving towards that. With the support of the clubs in the regions, which could provide us with hospitality, perhaps we could execute this idea. It’s something we need to move forward.
Let’s go now to the players who do not earn millions, for them, expenses become a much more important factor. The great example of these “survivor” golfers would be Mike Goodes who has had great success on the Champions Tour, with over $6 million in earnings in a decade. But, it should be noted that Mike never played college league golf nor did he participate in the PGA Tour.
As Mike himself said in an interview. Playing golf professionally, at the highest level, is really expensive and getting more and more so. What I used to spend to play a week in Hawaii I now spend in Iowa.
Except at the highest levels, professional golfers must pay entry fees to play in tournaments. It may seem counterintuitive, but a player at the top of the golf food chain often doesn’t have to pay an entry fee, because the expenses of high-profile tournaments are covered by sponsors and television networks.
Hi Fiebruses. People always ask me the most curious questions about golf. One of the most common questions is how much a professional golfer pays to enter an event or how much it costs to play a season.
Another thing is that a PGA Tour player who does not have to qualify for a tournament does not have to pay to enter. Only those who must qualify pay because their presence in the event is not guaranteed. If a player has to qualify the cost is between US$400.00 and US$600.00, with the exception of Champions Tour and Web.com Tour players, who pay less.
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The reasons why amateurs play golf are varied. Some do it to disconnect from their work; others because it is a sport that does not require excellent physical conditions and the risk of injury is low; many do it because it is very easy to play with the family. In short, there are a lot of incentives and personal motives behind each player, but surely they all agree on one: the desire to improve. Those who play golf and do not have the incentive of making fewer strokes usually end up quitting, unless they like to spend the day outdoors chasing a ball around the course.