Since golf is a game that must be played outside, most golf pros spend a significant amount of time outdoors. The amount of physical activity is higher than that incurred in the average occupation, but significantly lower than in most other sports. In addition to walking and climbing hills, golf pros must sometimes carry heavy bags of clubs and other equipment.
For golf pros working in colder climates, work is often not available or severely limited during winter months. Even club professionals who spend most of their time indoors must often close the club during the winter due to a lack of customers. Sometimes, if the facilities are adequate, club managers rent out rooms for banquets, parties and other events.