"I was shooting in the 70s and decided to become a golf pro. (This was when the Ladies Professional Golf Association was just about to open their headquarters in Daytona Beach.) I applied for the apprentice position working in the pro shop and got it.
I think (pro) is the short form for (professsional). If so, did he apply for a job as a player to play or to work in the shop? My understanding of working in the pro shop is that he was selling something but not playing.
My question about (70s) may not be relevant here, but what does (70s) mean? I have no idea how golf scores are caculated. I hope you can refer me to website where I can ubderstand what is excatly meant by (70s, 80s, etc)...