Golf pro qualifications
There is lots of training for golfers, but most improve by simply playing the game and practicing. The distinction between amateurs and pros is largely money. Amateurs play for fun, Pros play to get paid. If you earn more than a specified amount of money amateur athletic organizations will deem you a pro, and you will no longer be able to compete in amateur events. You can declare yourself a professional, and enter tournaments for money, but most the major pro tournaments usually require a certain performance level to make the field. Smaller tournaments may let anyone who pays the entry fee play.