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Faculty and Staff

Golf Academy of America’s faculty and staff include PGA Class 'A' Professionals, PGA Master Professionals, Ph.Ds and other golf and general educators. Every student benefits from several hundred years of combined expertise and professional networking.

President

Jim Hart

Jim Hart

Jim Hart is a former high school, college, and professional tournament golfer who also brings to his position over a quarter century of experience in the business of golf. Mr. Hart was the New York State Public High School golf champion two years running. He then accepted a golf scholarship to the University of Florida where he earned three varsity letters, competing in the Southeastern Conference. After graduation, he became a professional tournament golfer, contending in events throughout North America. He then joined the Carolinas' section of the PGA America in 1981, first as a Tournament Director and then as Chief Executive Officer for the Carolinas Section, the largest of PGA's forty-one geographical entities. In 2000, Mr. Hart became president of Fair Way Golf Management, LLC, a company that owns, operates, and manages golf facilities throughout the Carolinas. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Florida and the master's degree in management from Webster University.


Campus Directors

Tim Eberlein
Tim Eberlein
PGA Master Prof., MBA
Phoenix
Jim Hart
Jim Hart
Myrtle Beach
Rich Iorio
Rich Iorio
PGA
San Diego
Mike McDonald
Mike McDonald
MBA, PGA
Dallas
Brad Turner
Brad Turner
PGA, MBA
Orlando

Academic Deans

Ron Jones
Ron Jones
PGA
Orlando
Steve Kaese
Steve Kaese
PGA
San Diego
Walter Monahan
Walter Monahan
MBA
Myrtle Beach
Tim Wilkins
Tim Wilkins
PGA, MBA
Phoenix

Directors of Enrollment

Valerie Pimentel
Valerie Pimentel
Myrtle Beach, Orlando
Henry Salgado
Henry Salgado
San Diego, Phoenix, Dallas

Directors of Career Services

Fred Barr
Fred Barr
PGA
Phoenix
Alan Flashner
Alan Flashner
PGA Master Professional
Orlando
William Buzz Gill
William Buzz Gill
PGA
San Diego
Steve Newman
Steve Newman
PGA
Dallas
Alan Rosensteel
Alan Rosensteel
PGA, MBA
Myrtle Beach

Golf Professionals

Gary Balliet
Gary Balliet
PGA
Phoenix
Christopher Brode
Christopher Brode
PGA
Myrtle Beach
Anthony Brooks
Anthony Brooks
PGA Certified Professional
San Diego
Eddie Brown
Eddie Brown
PGA
Myrtle Beach
Scott Devaux
Scott Devaux
PGA
Myrtle Beach
Ed Ekis
Ed Ekis
PGA
Phoenix
Brendon Elliot
Brendon Elliot
PGA
Orlando
David Estabrook
David Estabrook
Certified Club Fitter
Dallas
Michael Flanagan
Michael Flanagan
PGA
San Diego
Jay Friedman
Jay Friedman
PGA
Phoenix
Matthew Frith
Matthew Frith
PGA
Orlando
Nathan Grafe
Nathan Grafe
PGA
Dallas
Ray Herzog
Ray Herzog
PGA
Orlando
Todd Houser
Todd Houser
PGA
Myrtle Beach
Brad Kirkman
Brad Kirkman
PGA Master Professional
Myrtle Beach
John Koestner
John Koestner
PGA
Orlando
Andrew Lundberg
Andrew Lundberg
PGA
Dallas
Bruce Martin
Bruce Martin
PGA Master Professional
Orlando
Matt McConnin
Matt McConnin
PGA
San Diego
Warren Pitman
Warren Pitman
PGA
Phoenix
John Shelley
John Shelley
PGA
Dallas
David Vaught
David Vaught
PGA
San Diego
Sue Wieger
Sue Wieger
LPGA
Phoenix
Martyn Woodhouse
Martyn Woodhouse
PGA
Myrtle Beach
Tom Woody
Tom Woody
PGA
Myrtle Beach