Learn about the types of people who become golf pros. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.
Employment Type Mix, 2023
82% of golf pros work in full-time roles while 18% work part-time.
Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2023
This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a golf pro. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.
More men than women are interested in becoming golf pros at a ratio of 4.38 to 1.
Actual Gender Mix, 2023
13% of golf pros are female and 87% are male.
Gender Bias, 2023
This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a golf pro and the actual gender mix of people in the career.
If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a golf pro and those who end up becoming one.
In this case there are more women interested in becoming a golf pro than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.
Ethnic Mix, 2019
The largest ethnic group of golf pros are White, making up 89% of the population. The next highest segments are Other and Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish, making up 3% and 3% respectively.