He was all of 16 years old when he shocked the golfing world by going pro.
Now, Ty Tryon wants to help David Leadbetter Golf Academy students avoid the same setbacks that damaged his career.
Ty and David Leadbetter will talk to DLGA students April 28, with both offering advice and tips for not only students’ golf games, but also how to choose the right path for their futures.
“You have to plan for your future,” Leadbetter said. “No matter if you have the talent, there’s a lot more to this game than talent alone. There are a lot of things to learn in life.”
Once a DLGA student, Tryon made the cut at a PGA Tour event at 16 years old. He earned his Tour card at 17 (golfers must now be at least 18 years old to play on Tour). After a brief stay on the Tour, Tryon has since only played on various smaller tours.
It’s a lesson that many students at DLGA can learn from, Leadbetter said.
“You have to realize that it’s a big learning curve,” he said. “Just because you can break par regularly, doesn’t mean you can do it on a big stage. What we’re going to talk about some of the pitfalls that students can look for and some of the things Ty would have avoided.”