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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.

What Does It Take to Have a Career in Golf Club Fitting?

Golf club fitting interview

Many golfers spend a lot of money on different methods to help improve their swing. One option that many often lean toward is improving or changing a their golf equipment.

A proper golf club fitting has the potential to make or break a player’s swing and overall game. Club fitting is both an art and a science. To be among the best club fitters, your analysis when assessing a player’s swing and their equipment must be up to par.

Faculty Spotlight: Eddie Brown, PGA Professional and Instructor at Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach

Eddie Brown, PGA Golf Professional

Eddie Brown wasn’t particularly interested in majoring in any of his classes in college. But the more he learned about the golf industry, the more it appealed to him. He began his journey into the golf industry working at a golf merchandise location in Hilton Head, South Carolina in the late 1980s. He soon met a PGA Tour player who was starting a golf management company, and that friend offered him a position as the first assistant with the Hampton Club on St. Simons Island, Georgia.

Golf Academy of America Announces 2018 Top 100 Alumni List

Golf Academy of America Top 100 Alumni Logo

Golf Academy of America is proud to announce its list of 2018 Top 100 Alumni. The list was created to mark the 44th year of the school’s operation and to highlight the achievements of those alumni that have taken their knowledge of the golf industry and used it to build successful and rewarding careers around their favorite sport.

Debunking Common Golf Myths

Golfer with his head down after swing mistake

In golf, there are many misconceptions and old wives’ tales — things that golfers, particularly new golfers, often believe to be true. Many of these beliefs are false and can actually harm your play or overall golf experience.

Inside Golf Academy of America’s Technology Lab

Inside Golf Academy of America's Technology Lab

One of the things students love about attending Golf Academy of America is the access they have to current golf technology.

Whether you want more information on your own swing or want to learn how to help others kick their game into gear, the technology lab at Golf Academy of America is outfitted with the equipment you can use to get a read on your playing ability and also learn how to use technology as a professional working in the golf industry.

Andrew Bachelder Talks Shotmakers and Warrior Open

Team Ringers celebrate on Golf Channel's Shotmakers

When Shotmakers premiered on the Golf Channel this spring, 18 players — nine co-ed teams — were vying to win the competition. Two of these competitors happened to be graduates of Golf Academy of America.

Faculty Spotlight: PGA Professional Nathan Grafe, Golf Instructor

PGA Professional Nathan Grafe on the golf course

Nathan Grafe grew up playing golf, and he always knew he loved the game — but he never had a golf professional look at his swing. Finally, when he was a teenager, he decided it was time to get some feedback from an expert. He hopped in his car and drove to his first professional golf lesson.

How Achievement Certificates Could Help Your Career

Students study club fitting and repair at Golf Academy of America.

Each student at Golf Academy of America graduates with an associate degree in Golf Operations and Management. In addition to this degree, earning an achievement certificate may help a student stand out from other golf school graduates.

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