We all know about the triumphs of Nicklaus, Palmer, Tiger, Hogan, and Snead; but there are golfers that had success before most of us were alive that chose never to pursue life as a professional golfer. Devout golf fans will have heard a few of the these names before, but most will know not of their accomplishments. I present to you the eight greatest amateur golfers who never turned pro. His family moved to Chicago in , and five years later, at age eight, Chick began caddying at Edgewater Golf Club. In Evans garnered national attention when he won the Western Amateur, and a year later became the first amateur to win the Western Open at that time the Western Open was considered somewhat of a major. Much like other successful golfers of his generation, Evans felt a lot of pressure to turn professional as his fame grew. But Evans was a golf purist of the highest degree, and didn't believe in exploiting the game for money.
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This year will be the third season for the Professional Amateur. Thank you Calgary, you have made it possible! Many golfers have had golf lessons from myself over the last couple years, and are very pleased with the results. Also, we have seen a few new comers to the game of golf. I am looking forward to keeping the momentum going throughout this golf season. The season is here which means it is time to get the rust out of your game with some golf lessons. You will be able to see your golf swing like never before, in degrees, including other vital swing data.
8 Greatest Amateur Golfers Who Never Turned Pro
RSS Feed. But are you really ready for it? Professional golf is one of the toughest careers you could ever consider pursuing.
Some of our staff members have even played on high profile tours including the European Challenge Tour and satellite tours. Today we want to talk about what separates the greatest players in the game from those scratch or better golfers you may know at your club or in your family. A good example to look to here is that of Jon Rahm who turned pro this year after being leading amateur at the US Open, the only one who actually made the cut. The Arizona State graduate won 11 collegiate events, finished tied for third in his first event as a pro at Congressional and tied second in his fourth event at the RBC Canadian Open.