Top 100 Golf Academy of America Alumni

Cole Handley

Graduate of Golf Academy of America in San Diego

Director of Revenue

Current Employer: Poppy Hills & Poppy Ridge Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California

Cole Handley is known for accepting new challenges with grace. His unwillingness to back down is one of the reasons he's been successful in the golf business. Handley is currently Director of Revenue for Poppy Hills and Poppy Ridge Golf Courses in Pebble Beach, Calif. He says that his education at Golf Academy of America got his foot in the door of the golf profession. “GAA showed me the depth of the different opportunities available and gave me a clear vision of the direction I wanted to take my career,” he says.

He advises students to take advantage of Career Development. “Think long-term goals not day-to-day,” he says. “Pick a dream job early and let the staff guide you on how to obtain that goal.”

What's in His Bag? TaylorMade

Golf Ball of Choice: TaylorMade

Best Part of His Job: “Creating change in overall bottom line.”

Cole Handley