While doing a little research online, I recently ran across an article that said that many “amateur” status bowlers make more money than a lot of the PBA professionals.
In fact, an article from Bowling Digest reads -
The term "amateur” is a misnomer (an error in naming something) when it comes to many amateur bowlers. “Professional bowlers” are usually distinguished as card-carrying members of the PBA. Yet there are countless “pro” bowlers disguised as “amateurs” who earn more money than players on the PBA tour.
Example: Tim Mack, an amateur bowler, earns in excess of $100,000 yearly. He is a dominating force in megabucks tournaments, and although he has yet to annex a title in either the high-roller or eliminator games, he is perhaps the leading money winner in sweepers and brackets year in and year out. In addition, Mack has established his reputation as the top performer on the international scene. Two others, Tore Torgerson of Norway and Tomas Leanderson of Sweden, also are amateurs who earn $100,000 to $200,000 per year.
Since some of you do enter some of the bigger bowling tournaments, and win money locally & regionally (every week), what is your own “take” or opinion about this?