Partnerships for Golf Job Placement
Golf Academy of America's Career Development team has over 40 years of relationship-building with some of the world's best-known golf companies. It's their job to help guide you through your time at Golf Academy of America and point you in the direction of the best people to know, whether for an informational interview with Bridgestone Golf, a networking event with the National Golf Course Owners Association or an internship with PGA Tour Superstore.
Through our partnerships with these and other companies and organizations, we give our students a leg up when it comes time to nail down that first golf industry job.
Founded in 1931 by Shojiro Ishibashi, Bridgestone has always been guided by the philosophy of our founder to "Serve Society with Superior Quality." Over the years, the pursuit of superior quality has resulted in Bridgestone becoming the global market leader in the rubber industry and in polymer science technologies.
Learn more at BridgestoneGolf.com
CaddieMaster was founded in 1993 and is based out of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, home of the PGA Tour. CaddieMaster is the premier provider of caddie management services worldwide and current manages over 2,000 caddies with 100+ managers. They provide caddie management services to many of most prestigious private clubs and resorts in the United States and abroad. CaddieMaster serves 56 clients located in 19 states and 3 countries.
Learn more at CaddieMaster.com
Club Champion Golf
Established in 2010, Club Champion is a national club fitting and building company headquartered in Chicago, Ill. The company has 15 studios in 13 major markets across the country. The studios carry all the top golf club, shaft and grip manufacturers in the industry, which allows for more than 15,000 equipment combinations. Studios are equipped with advanced analysis technology and highly-trained, certified fitters and builders who have completed an extensive training program. Services include custom fitting and building for all club purchases, repair services, personalization and highly engaging corporate and personal entertainment events.
Learn more at ClubChampionGolf.com
Dallas-based ClubCorp was founded in 1957. ClubCorp owns or operates more than 200 golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs and alumni clubs in 26 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries.
ClubCorp’s scale and variety of clubs offer a haven for golfers with more than 3,400 holes of great golf, a paradise for tennis aficionados and a platform for business networking with our collection of business clubs in major metropolitan cities. ClubCorp’s nationally recognized properties include: Firestone Country Club, Akron, Ohio; Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage, California; The Woodlands Country Club, The Woodlands, Texas; Capital Club Beijing; and Metropolitan Club Chicago.
ClubCorp, however is much more than a collection of properties. It’s a community of more than 430,000 members supported by a team of approximately 20,000 peak-season Employee Partners trained to serve and create exceptional experiences that from lasting bonds – among Members and between Members and their clubs. With such an environment, ClubCorp clubs offer the perfect venue to foster genuine friendships and camaraderie.
Learn more at ClubCorp.com
Golf Made Simple
Golf Made Simple specializes in three-day golf schools and operates in more than a dozen locations across the country and in Europe. The company has been lauded as the 3rd best golf school in America by Men’s Journal Magazine and has been shown to improve the game of 92% of its students by 6 to 11 strokes.
Founded by Marc Solomon, a PGA professional and a Golf Academy of America graduate, Golf Made Simple achieves its excellent record by working with each pupil on their personalized swing. Each class has no more than four golfers, and the acclaimed and quickly growing program is looking for golf professionals that enjoy watching golfers improve and want to learn how to become effective instructors.
Learn more at GolfMadeSimple.com
Headquartered outside Denver, GolfTEC leads the nation as the largest golf instruction company, providing more than 25 percent of all golf lessons taught annually in the United States. Currently, we have 172 locations across the United States, Canada, Japan, and South Korea. Five of our U.S. locations were named to Golf Digest's Top 100 Club Fitters. In 2004, GolfTEC partnered with Golfsmith, the nation's largest golf retailer, and now almost 80 percent of Golfsmith locations host a GolfTEC Improvement Center. If you're interested in working for a dynamic, growing company with room for advancement and an instruction-based environment, then GolfTEC is the place for you.
Learn more at GolfTEC.com
Owners and operators of golf courses throughout the U.S. and the world -- from those who run 9-hole facilities in rural locations to owners of the largest golf course portfolios in the most popular golf destinations—look to the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) as a valuable source for information and education, and an advocate for their best interests.
Learn more at NGCOA.org
PGA TOUR Superstore
PGA TOUR Superstore offers an interactive golf and tennis environment like no other. We are a team of people who are passionate about golf and tennis and who want to share that passion with others. As the PGA TOUR's exclusive off-course/off-airport retail partner, PGA TOUR Superstore provides customers a social experience with the access to the same technology and expertise that card-carrying TOUR pros use each week in the TOUR Vans that accompany them. All stores are staffed with certified teaching professionals and have multiple state-of-the-art-swing simulators, practice hitting bays, a putting green, chipping area and clubhouse for parties and meetings. There is also an in-house club repair facility and many stores are equipped with a full-size tennis court and a Tennis Professional on staff for lessons and clinics. PGA TOUR Superstore is connected with many local and charitable tournaments, is actively involved with the First Tee and is an avid supporter of PGA TOUR tournaments.
Learn more at PGATOURSuperstore.com
Owned or operated by the PGA TOUR, the TPC Network of Clubs strives to provide the best possible tournament and club experience for PGA TOUR players and their families, as well as create a memorable experience for TPC members and guests. This can only be accomplished by attracting and retaining a highly competent, motivated and loyal staff dedicated to working together as a team to achieve service excellence.
As a golf industry leader, TPC believes every person in their organization can make a difference. In return, TPC offers a challenging, rewarding work experience in a fast-paced and energetic work environment.
Warrior Asset Management
Warrior Asset Management is a rapidly growing golf management company based out of Irvine, Calif. As an owner and manager of golf courses and country clubs, Warrior provides a full range of services that include operations, merchandising, food and beverage, benefits administration, accounting services, construction/capital investment, agronomy, sales/marketing, online/social media management, and staff training. They maintain customized standards for every facility in their network, continuously monitoring each property to ensure they drive revenue, make cost-saving adjustments, and provide members and guests with exceptional service. Warrior Asset Management currently manages 20 golf properties in Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
Learn more at WarriorAM.com
Worldwide Golf Shops
Worldwide Gold Shops, parent company to Roger Dunn Golf Shops, Edwin Watts Golf Shops, Golfers' Warehouse, The Golf Mart, Van's Golf Shops and Uinta Golf, has been in business over 50 years and is one of the nation's largest discount golf equipment retailers. With 83 locations in 20 states and a strong online presence, our goal is always to have our customers completely satisfied with their equipment purchases through our friendly, knowledgeable staff and also through our unprecedented 90 day, 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. We offer a full selection of golf equipment and apparel complete with club fitting and club repair specialists in every location. The family-oriented attitude of our company has contributed to decades of growth and long-term tenured staff.
Learn more at www.worldwidegolfshops.com.