Tiger Woods (two), Rory McIlroy (18 months), Sandy Lyle (three), Arnold Palmer (four) and Luke Donald (four), to name just a few top players, all started as toddlers. Most of the best players started when they were around ten years old but others, like Norman and Faldo, did not pick up a club until their mid-teens. You’re never too young to start and, unlike most other sports, you can enjoy golf for your entire life!
Larry Nelson took up the game when 21 and did not enter his first 72-hole tournament until he was 25. He subsequently won 10 times on the PGA Tour, including two PGA Championships and the 1983 US Open. And then won several more times on the Seniors Tour.
Famed amateur, Walter J Travis didn’t hit a golf ball until he was 35 and yet, incredibly, won his first tournament just one month later. And two years after that, he reached the semi-finals of the US Amateur championship. Within four years of picking up a club, Travis won the first of three National Amateur championships.
Andrew Wood is an author and CEO of Legendary Marketing, a Tampa/Orland-based ad agency. He is the world’s leading expert on golf, resort, destination and real estate marketing although his successes go far beyond these core industries. Author of over 40 books including; Confessions of a Golf Pro, Desperately Seeking Members, The Golf Marketing Bible, The Hotel and Resort Marketing Bible and Legendary Advice. Andrew has spoken to thousands of audiences worldwide and was the top ranked speaker at 97.7% of the events where he spoke on sales, marketing, entrepreneurship or leadership. A pioneer in Internet marketing his creative talent, out of the box ideas and copywriting skills are at the core of his expertise. Regarded as one of the top marketing minds in the world for his ability to craft a winning strategy, generate leads and increase income!