There is nothing like a great golf tournament when the weather is beautiful, the competition is exciting and the prizes are highly desired. To a player, a well-run golf tournament should look like a smooth and seamless operation. Behind the scenes, there are golf professionals hard at work.
Golf is a $84 billion industry with many different career paths and competition for top jobs. The search for the right job in the golf industry can feel intimidating. So, how can you be prepared to go after the golf jobs you want?
When Jeff Fenstermacher found a professional LPGA bag in a used sporting goods store, he thought he hit the jackpot. For the reasonable price of $59.99, he got a real professional’s golf bag, complete with all sorts of personal paraphernalia — a book, a money clip, a range finder, golf balls, tees and more. Excited by his find, he put his own clubs in the bag and took it to his Advanced Short Game class with him at Golf Academy of America in San Diego.
Brandon Delgado believes in the importance of investing in yourself and your education. It was this belief that led him to enroll in Golf Academy of America. The same conviction then motivated him to complete the PGA Apprentice program, pass his Playing Ability Test (PAT) and consult a professional résumé writer before graduating.
From polar vortexes to bomb cyclones, this winter has been a brutally cold one in many areas of the country. But one place that hasn't bundled up against the bitter winds and dealt with back-breaking hassle of shoveling snow: Phoenix, Arizona.
In December, Golf Academy of America’s Myrtle Beach campus hosted an event for its graduates. One hundred and twenty alumni from across the country returned to their old stomping grounds to reunite with classmates and instructors, and, of course, to play some golf.