Greg Chalmers was introduced to golf at a young age by his dad and he quickly became hooked. Greg's dedication to the sport led his father to support his passion, giving him five years to pursue golf before returning to college if things didn't work out. That was never necessary, as Greg eventually got status on the European Tour, then the PGA Tour, and has spent most of his career on Korn Ferry/Nationwide Tour and the PGA Tour.
Unlike their American counterparts, Australian athletes often have to travel far from home to compete in major tournaments. Greg's journey took him to Asia and Europe, where he had to adapt to different cultures and compete against top-level players. This experience forced him to mature quickly and taught him valuable lessons about resilience and adaptability. Greg's advice to young American players is to consider opportunities outside of the United, explore different tours and competitions, and recognie that success can be found in various regions. By broadening their horizons and embracing the challenges of international competition, young players can increase their chances of achieving their goals.
Since his early years on the PGA tour, Chalmers has noticed significant changes in the level of competition. He describes the field as becoming more bunched up, with a smaller margin for error. Players are now competing in quarter shots and half shots, with even the smallest decision or shot making a difference in their performance. Additionally, Chalmers notes that players have become bigger, faster, and stronger, resulting in longer drives and more aggressive play compared to 30-years prior.
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