The IGT Challenge Pro Tour is the breeding ground for future champions, in another way your University for playing Tournament Golf! So for an insight into the Tour please check out what the Tour has to offer for you on our web.
Golf is one of the more lucrative sports in the world for both men and women, but it has a very different structure from other sports, especially team sports. Almost all (at least 95%) professional golfers make their main income as club or teaching professionals, rather than from competition. "Touring professionals", also known as "Tournament golfers or Pro golfers”, who make their income from prize money and endorsements, are a small elite within the profession. The very best golfers make up to 8-figure incomes in U.S. dollars from tournament play alone.
The PGA Tour is a very exclusive place to make a living. Only the best 200-plus golfers in the world can earn a spot to play regularly. However, younger and less experienced golfers are not necessarily shut out because they haven't qualified to play in the top events on the PGA tour. There are satellite tours and mini-tours that give a golfer a great opportunity to get a start in the game.
For the less successful, trying to make a living from tournament golf can be precarious: tournaments have entry fees and the associated costs of travel and lodging, plus the hire of a caddy. Moreover, most tournaments have a "cut" after the second of four rounds, in which a minimum aggregate score is selected to eliminate roughly half the field, and advance the remaining to pairings for the final rounds. Only those players remaining after the cut earn any prize money at all. Thus, after costs are taken into account, lesser-known tournament golfers who are playing erratically (and do not have a steady income from endorsements) can be in dire financial straits in a bad year.
So you want to make a career playing golf, but you don't know where to start. The IGT Challenge Pro Tour is designed to help aspiring golfers, like you, start playing professional golf. Everyone has to start somewhere, and very few of us can go right to the PGA Tour. Most golfers start in the mini tours like The IGT Challenge Pro Tour.
The IGT Challenge Pro Tour was created to help aspiring golfers fine-tune their skills in competitive golf tournaments. The IGT Challenge Pro Tour will provide the ideal competitive environment as well as significant financial opportunities for aspiring golfers who wants to become PGA Tour professionals.
The IGT Challenge Pro Tour will continually strive to improve its operations and attract the best fields of those not playing on the PGA Tours. This means the Tour will continue to grow and improve, continue to uphold its stellar reputation for operating first class professional golf tournaments, and continue to evolve to fit its players’ needs in the best way possible.
The Tour is an exceptional gateway to the Sunshine and PGA Tours. Each and every year, we will say goodbye to those who graduate to greener pastures, while we welcome a new crop of future players endeavouring to follow in the footsteps of IGT Challenge Pro Tour Alum - Exactly our number ONE Goal.
How to Become a Tour Professional in Golf
Becoming a touring pro is a daunting task. There are millions of golfers throughout the world and there are less than 2,000 professionals who regularly play in any of the major tours in America, Europe, Africa and Asia. However, nobody should be thrown off the track just because the odds are against them.
Golfers, who play regular tournament golf, receive lessons from top teachers and diligently work on their game, have a shot at making the tour.
Stay determined and single-minded as you work on your game and attempt to earn your PGA tour card.