YORKTON – From the first time Kade Johnson swung his clubs on the links, he knew he wanted to be a pro.
With 12 years of experience, Johnson is ready to take his game to the next level and get his professional start at a PGA Canada tournament on Prince Edward Island. Johnson said that while he has participated in many tournaments, he is excited to be playing alongside others who do so for a living.
“I’m looking forward to it. I’ll see a lot of the guys I haven’t seen since we started playing junior golf. So it’s a good competition, but I think I’ll be able to keep up,” said Johnson.
While golf is Johnson’s passion, working on your game every day can be difficult.
“You’re out there eight hours a day. It’s definitely a grind. Traveling, being outside in different conditions, and good luck in the game, so it’s difficult to deal with your emotions. It’s very tough, ”he said.
Johnson said his goal is to turn his passion into his full-time job and win a major PGA championship. With three sponsors under his belt, Johnson said it was important to have sponsors so players can compete without worrying about expenses. He said he was grateful for the support he received from the family and community in allowing him to focus on the fairway.