Touring Professional vs Teaching Professional

Hello birdies!

Here’s an update from the desert! After moving¬† here in the Spring to play professional golf on the Cactus Tour, I have completely fallen in love with state fourty-eight! The competition on the Cactus Tour is intense, and the experience of playing tournaments at this level is great. My next tournament is August 6-8 in Palm Springs, California. Then it’s Q School time at the end of August! (Q School is LPGA Qualifying School where you can earn your tour card).

I have been training and practicing daily for the tournaments on my schedule, as well as Qualifying School. Chasing this dream is expensive, so along with playing in events, I decided to pursue one of my other passions on the side- teaching golf! After passing the qualifying exam and taking the Player Ability Test, I am now officially a member of the PGA of America. Part of being a member of the PGA is working for a PGA recognized golf facility. I am an Assistant Golf Professional at a Club in North Scottsdale, which I love. Legend Trail Golf Club is where I practice and play, and have had the opportunity to meet so many amazing people!

It can be confusing when someone says they are a golf professional, because they can be either a touring pro or a teaching pro; or in my case, both. I am a playing professional first, and a teaching professional second. A touring professionals job is to  play and finish well in tournaments, whereas a teaching professionals job is to give lessons. I like to clarify that I am both, because I love both aspects of the game, but playing comes first!

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Some days you can find me playing in tournaments, and other days you can find me working at Legend Trail, or giving lessons. I have a busy schedule, but every day is an adventure and that is what I live for! This is an amazing opportunity that I have the privilege of pursuing, and I am thankful every single day that I not only get to play this game, but that I also get to grow the game and share it with others.

So if you’re in Scottsdale and you need a lesson, I’m your girl!

 

Until next time, birdies!

Morgan

1 thought on “Touring Professional vs Teaching Professional”

  1. That’s awesome! Keep after it and chase your goals and dreams!! I used to work in the golf business, my last job as an Assistant Pro at a private club in West Palm Beach, Florida. Though I’m mostly content in my current career, a big part of me will ALWAYS miss being in and around the golf biz! I wish you ALL the success in the world with BOTH of your professions! #TeeItUp #GripItNRipIt #DriveForShow #PuttForDough #GoLow

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