My name is Nicholas Tenuta, my hometown is Mount Prospect, Illinois. I grew up at Mount Prospect Golf Club and continue to practice/play there when I’m home. Before turning pro, I played 3 1/2 years of NCAA Golf at The University of Louisville under coach Ryan Blagg and assistant coach Matt Wernecke. Louisville Golf has helped shaped my game and has made me ready for the transition into professional golf. Before Louisville, I attended Regis University in Denver, Colorado where I played for a year and a half.READ MY FULL STORY
The road to a career on the PGA Tour is quite a mystery to those that do not follow the game closely. As golf has become a truly global game, it has become a much more exclusive career than before. The level of competition has improved each year and with it has come additional levels for aspiring professionals to hone their skills to prepare for the top tier of the PGA Tour. The majority of players go through a three-tier process that begins with membership on a development tour (PGA Canada or PGA Latin America), followed by the Korn Ferry Tour, and finally the PGA. Players are not drafted into a league or signed as free agents. To earn status on these professional tours, a qualifying school has to happen. Most of these are composed of 3-4 rounds of golf cut down to the top 15% of the fields.
While it is well known that the top-tier financial payouts for professional golf are lucrative, to say the least, the lower tiers are as expected much less. Utilizing corporate sponsorship and supporters' donations is one way aspiring professionals can count to offset their finances on this rewarding journey. The reward and payoff are huge but the continual push toward that is expensive.
While it is well known that the top tier financial payouts for professional golf are lucrative to say the least, the lower tiers are as expected much less. Utilizing corporate sponsorship and donations from supporters is one way that aspiring professionals