A be at least 18 years old; B have a grade 12 education or a provincially recognized equivalent or proof of acceptance into a community college business program or university; C be employed by a Canadian PGA Head Professional or Head Teaching Professional; D submit a Candidates Application; and...
How to Become a PGA Professional Golfer
Members in good standing of the PGA of Canada or other PGA affiliates, amateur golfers (with a current handicap factor of no more than 0) who are members of Golf Canada clubs or clubs in other countries that are in good standing with their respective associations, and other golfers are eligible to compete in the qualifying competition. The number of players accepted into the field is based on availability of slots within the field categories.
Players must be ranked nationally to qualify for the Canadian Open. The maximum number of players from any single country is eight. If more than eight players from a country are qualified, then the lowest-ranked player not already qualified will be rejected. If there are still places available, the next player up on the list will be accepted.
The field consists of players who have met one of three criteria: 1 they have finished inside the top 125 on the money list; 2 they have been invited as an at-large candidate; or 3 they have won either the Atlantic Provinces Championship or the Quebec Masters. At-large candidates are selected by the director of golf at the PGA of Canada. They are nominated by their national association and must be living outside of Canada to be considered for selection.
The deadline for accepting players into the field is 15 days prior to the start of the tournament. Any unaccepted players will be placed on the reserve list and can be accepted up to two weeks after this date if places become available.
How To Get On The Canadian Golf Tour
Scholarship Policy of the Golf Canada Foundation Renewals are not automatic, and each year an application must be made. 2. All scholarship candidates must be currently enrolled in, or have been admitted to, a Canadian institution or college with a Golf Canada Foundation-recognized golf program (see Page 5).
Candidates who do not meet this requirement will not be considered for scholarships. There are three methods by which a candidate may qualify for a Golf Canada Foundation Scholarship: 1 by being a current member of a Canadian university or college golf team; 2 by having achieved national ranking in either the men's or women's side of the game; or 3 by demonstrating exceptional talent as determined by the selection committee.
A candidate must complete the online form found on this page to be considered for a Scholarship. The form is open from January 1 to December 31 each year. A limited number of scholarships are awarded outside of these dates depending on funding available.
Applications are reviewed by a panel of judges consisting of former professional golfers, coaches, and administrators. The number of candidates who apply each year makes it difficult to place any significant emphasis on age, gender, nationality, race, religion, or level of experience. However, racial diversity is important to us and we encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.
A PGA Tour card is required to play on the PGA Tour. This card enables you to compete in PGA Tour golf tournaments. Unless you have already won a PGA Tour event or three Web.com Tour tournaments in a calendar year, you will need to compete on a development tour to acquire a PGA Tour card. The three most important factors in determining which tour you will play on are your country of origin, your home city, and your record on the developmental tour.
There are two primary tours on which new players can build their way up into the world of professional golf: the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour. Both of these tours offer significant financial support to their top players, with the Nationwide Tour generally providing more lucrative contracts. However, it is difficult to become a major player on either tour; you need to be successful immediately after joining the sport if you are come from outside the United States.
In addition to these two main tours, there is also the Web.com Tour, which is dedicated specifically to developing American players. The number of slots on this tour is limited, so only the best young American golfers are given opportunities to prove themselves on the platform designed by Tiger Woods.
It is possible to gain entry onto one of these tours through other means as well.