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How does one become a tour rep? What are the requirements regarding educatioin, experience, and knowledge?
I'm 24 years old and hold a BS in Business Administration with concentrations in Management Information Systems and Global Supply Chain Management. I'm currently employeed with one of the big three auto manufacturers in their IT department but I've always had a soft spot in my heart for the game of golf. I'm a 3 handicap and know numerous individuals in the golf industry yet they all tell me to stay where I'm at. I cannot stop imagining a life as a tour rep of some sort.
Any information would be great :)
I spoke with our Tour rep and here is a typical day in the life of a Titleist Tour rep:
Wake at 5:45am. Stretch or workout. Leave hotel at 7am. STARBUCKS is a must!!! Arrive at course by 7:30am. Set up truck. Put in any orders we received. Work with players throughout the day as they arrive. VIP Tours at 10am on Mondays. Lunch if we have time. Leave at 5pm if we don't have anything going. If a player needs anything we will stay as late as needed. Call wife and daughter. Dinner at 6:30pm. In bed by 9:30pm. Travel on Saturday or Sunday, set up, work, break down and leave the course on Wednesday, do paperwork, supplying, repairs when you get back, see the family, friends and pack and do it again the next week.
Not only do you need knowledge of clubs, you also need to have extensive knowledge of club building, club fitting, and the golf industry. A good attitude so that you can weather the ups and downs and a good personality so that you can relate and maintain good relationships with the players. A love of travel (constantly), a family that loves you even if you travel every week, and endless amounts of energy.
He suggested that since you are not currently in the golf industry, you get a job in the industry doing anything you can, put in the time, work your way up- always wanting to be the best at whatever you do.
Hope that helps!
I'd love to be a Titleist Tour Rep some day.
Who wouldn't. Lots of travel and Hampton Inn breakfasts. You are on the go so much, the last place you want to be is playing golf. Takes a special person.
I used to be one for Sonatec. Lots of travel (sucks), lots of hotels (sucks). The players are for the most part cool but there are some prima donnas for sure. You play no golf just fit and build clubs and bs with payers, caddies, reps, and agents.
Got to see ever major city but it is hard not to burn out after a couple of years.
what about becoming a demo rep or a area rep? also are there different types of reps?? for example ones just does stores and another thats green grass???
All the reps have tech reps that they use for green grass fitting days as well as in store fitting days. Most of the fitting days are conducted outside because it is better to see ball flight. If you are a PGA member or apprentice, that is helpful because they know that you will have a well rounded background in golf. The best thing to do is be at a green grass account, learn from a fitter, do fittings, build a relationship with the rep, and have good feedback from players that you have fit. Then talk to the rep about being a Tech Rep for him/her.
can you tell me who the reps are in houston,texas??
Hi Matthew, Sorry about that, but, we don't give out the reps names or info because they would get inundated with calls and requests.
thats funny TY! Where you guys heading to now?
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 11:30:54 AMSubject: Tyler B replied to Re: David Browning replied to Re: Titleist Tour Rep Employment Discussion