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Get the latest news from Golf Academy of America, plus alumni updates, golf industry insights and tips for improving your game.

3 Tips for Helping Junior Golfers

3 Tips for Junior Golfers

Golf offers children unparalleled benefits. It is a game that gives life lessons, develops character, fosters friendship and provides a myriad of memories. It can be enjoyed individually and can be loved as a team sport, too!

Planning Tournaments with the Veteran Golfers Association

GAA and VGA Partner for Tournament

Always on the lookout for organizations that align with its mission, Golf Academy of America has partnered with the Veteran Golfers Association to sponsor a series of tournaments to honor the men and women who have served our country. The first of these tournaments, Battle at the Beach, was set to take place in Myrtle Beach on Sept. 11.

7 Skills Great Golf Managers Need

7 Skills for Golf Course Managers

So, you want to pursue a career in golf course management? As a manager, one of the primary responsibilities is to keep your team focused on the things that are important and help the team become better than average.

Golf Academy Grad Stefan Schauffele Reflects on Son Xander’s Success

Stefan and Xander Schauffele

His name’s been all over the news. Golf Channel. Golfweek. Golf Digest. You name it, they’re reporting it: Xander Schauffele, PGA Tour Rookie of the Year. At just 23 years old and ranked No. 352 in the world before the U.S. Open, Schauffele surprised the golf world with his meteoric rise to the top.

Golf Technology: Using Trackman to Improve Distance

Golf Technology: Using Trackman to Improve Distance

Many students at the Golf Academy of America in Phoenix come to me with issues with their driver. The biggest complaint, as with most golfers, is that they don’t hit the ball the distance they think they should. Enter Trackman, noted by some to be the best technological instrument in the market today.

3 USGA Rule Changes Explained

Ed Ekis Explains 3 Proposed Rule Changes

The USGA is currently in the process of simplifying the rules of golf in the hopes that all of us will have a better understanding of the rules and an easier time applying the rules when playing or teaching the game. At this point, golfers worldwide have provided their feedback on the proposed rule changes, and the USGA is reviewing that feedback before they release the new rules in mid-2018.

Checklist: Should You Become a Golf Instructor?

Should You Become a Golf Instructor

I’ve carved out a happy and accomplished career teaching the game of golf, so I thought I’d share a few insights to help you decide if you have what it takes to become a golf instructor. Use this checklist of skills and business considerations as you make your decision to pursue a career as a golf instructor.

How Partnerships Can Lead to Golf Career Opportunities

Noel Elam

Every graduating senior worries about how they are going to use their brand-new education to propel them to success in their career. In an effort to provide assistance on that path to a career, Golf Academy of America works hard to form strategic partnerships with players in the golf industry.

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