Johnston got his card after finishing 17th in the Ras Al Khaimah Challenge Tour Grand Final
From waiting tables and winning £ 500 vouchers to £ 64,000 Kazakhstani expulsions and a European Tour card, it's a free year for Liam Johnston
The 25-year-old from Dumfries only became professional at the end of 2017, on the assumption that he could not make it as a pro.
And after doing coughing in the UAE on the weekend, the challenge Tour golfer earned a Tour card for next year.
"I did not feel I was good enough to play professionally," he told BBC Scotland.
"I worked a few years to finance my seasons, to wait at my local hotel and at night to work behind the bar, and on a driving range during the day
"I quit After having spent a few good years after university at the amateur level, you took the leap to a professional level. "
& # 39; £ 500 vouchers to £ 64,000 jackpots"
The "dive" has paid hugely for Johnston, whose recent prize money included £ 64,000 for the upcoming first place at the Kazakhstan Open in September
A far cry from the amateur tournaments that the Dumfries golfer was used to.
"I played amateur golf for so long, where the biggest prize you could get was a voucher of £ 500, so to finally win £ 64,000 in Kazakhstan is a bit unbelievable, "he admitted.
" This is a dream come true. At the beginning of the season, I was just trying to get my Challenge Tour card for the year – to get the European Tour card to be brilliant and I can not wait to get started. "
Johnston was joined by Grant Forrest, Robert MacIntyre and David Law in securing their card in the past week.