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eball33eball33 Mount VernonMembers  126WRX Points: 67Handicap: 4Posts: 126 Fairways
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Like most of you I'm obsessed with golf. Not only playing golf but the gear and equipment. What are some of the better brands to work for? ( I live in Ohio) I am currently a brand rep for an automotive service company. I've been in sales my whole adult life but would love to maybe be a brand rep. I noticed a few big brands require a 4 year degree, I took some college courses but then ended up choosing the ARMY path out of high school. Golf is my passion and I wish I wouldn't have waited until age 36 to realize that's the path I need to take. Thanks in advance.

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  • Warrior42111Warrior42111 FloridaMembers  536WRX Points: 320Handicap: 19Posts: 536 Golden Tee
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    I can't say for golf industry, but I've seen and worked with non degree engineers who started as a lab tech or in an upholstery shop. Usually, the requirement was show knowledge and 10+ years experience, with the caveat of having to start as a level one. This might be the same in other fields such as brand rep / sales.

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  • admorkadmork Orlando, FlMembers  83WRX Points: 114Handicap: +2Posts: 83 Fairways
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    Hello,
    before you could start working for the better golf brands you would need to build your resume with sales and accounts. The best way to do it would be to start relationships within your territory through selling smaller golf brands first . You should check AGM Golf website for reps jobs and start opening accounts and selling any golf products:
    http://agmgolf.org/jobopportunities.cfm

    Once you created relationships and trust with buyers in your area, you will get recommended for job offers from the top brands. It might take months of hard work and lot of travel but you will build your reputation, no need for degrees. Good luck.

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  • eball33eball33 Mount VernonMembers  126WRX Points: 67Handicap: 4Posts: 126 Fairways
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    Thanks, I appreciate the info.

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  • wellthenjakewellthenjake San DiegoUnregistered  26WRX Points: 35Posts: 26 Bunkers
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    Move to San Diego, so much opportunity in the golf industry here.

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    On -, @wellthenjake said:

    Move to San Diego, so much opportunity in the golf industry here.

    Carlsbad to be more exact

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  • Brandons68Brandons68 Members  96WRX Points: 31Posts: 96 Fairways
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    I have heard that Callaway is easy to work with. They can keep up with high capacity stuff and deal with clients well. Overall satisfaction is high with them.

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  • eball33eball33 Mount VernonMembers  126WRX Points: 67Handicap: 4Posts: 126 Fairways
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    On -, @wellthenjake said:

    Move to San Diego, so much opportunity in the golf industry here.

    Everything about that sounds amazing unfortunately i couldn't pull that off right now. Im sure the golf weather is a little better than it is here in Ohio :D

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  • ohioglfrohioglfr Municipal Junkie Dayton, OhioMembers  945WRX Points: 214Handicap: 16Posts: 945 Golden Tee
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    Since you live in Ohio, you could check out the GolfWorks facility in Newark, Ohio.
    https://www.golfworks.com/2019-maltby-clubmaking-academy/a/494/
    Good to have a thorough knowledge of club making and design before applying to a club manufacturer . . . even for a sales position.

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  • eball33eball33 Mount VernonMembers  126WRX Points: 67Handicap: 4Posts: 126 Fairways
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    On -, @ohioglfr said:

    Since you live in Ohio, you could check out the GolfWorks facility in Newark, Ohio.
    https://www.golfworks.com/2019-maltby-clubmaking-academy/a/494/
    Good to have a thorough knowledge of club making and design before applying to a club manufacturer . . . even for a sales position.

    Great idea, I forgot about that place. Thank you.

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  • huckitchuckithuckitchuckit California Members  107WRX Points: 45Posts: 107 Fairways
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    On -, @wellthenjake said:

    Move to San Diego, so much opportunity in the golf industry here.

    Smart man right here.

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