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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.

Brendon Elliott Wins 2017 PGA National Youth Player Development Award

Brendan Elliott Wins 2017 PGA National Youth Player Development Award

It all started in 2008. Brendon Elliott, director of Career Development at Golf Academy of America in Orlando, was looking to enroll his four-year-old daughter in daycare. As he was poring over all the extracurricular offerings, he noticed that there was one activity missing from every program: golf. He raised it with the director of the daycare, who said that he thought it might be too complicated for children so young.

From Golf College to General Manager

Alumni Daniel Plens

If you asked Daniel Plens what his proudest golf accomplishment was, he would tell you that it’s where he is today. After working as a head golf professional for six years, Plens recently accepted a general manager position at a golf club in his hometown.

A Day in the Life of a Golf Academy of America Student

A Day in the Life of a Golf Academy of America Student

Jacob Chandler, a student at Golf Academy of America in San Diego, has a jam-packed, golf-filled schedule, and he loves it. He’s getting ready to graduate, but until then, he’s soaking up all the knowledge he can from his instructors.

5 Ways to Get Into the Golf Industry

5 Ways to Get Into the Golf Industry

According to Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach Campus President Gene Augustine, it’s difficult to break your way into the golf industry. In a radio interview, Augustine detailed five of the best ways to get into the golf industry

Golf Academy of America Announces National Roadshow Events

GAA Announces Roadshows: Instructor on Course

Golf Academy of America is excited to announce that we will be hosting roadshow events around the country to inform prospective students about the benefits of attending golf college. The anticipated events will take place July 20-Aug. 10.

More Yardage Without Buying a New Driver

More Yardage Without Buying a New Driver
It is possible to gain up to 23 more yards of carry with your current driver. Here’s how. How to Get More Yardage Without Buying a New Driver By Brad Kirkman.

LPGA Recognizes Alumna Jennifer Alexander for Girls Golf Program

LPGA Recognizes Alumna Jennifer Alexander for Girls Golf Program

One day, when Jennifer Alexander was playing in an LPGA National Teaching Championship in Virginia, an LPGA member asked her if she had ever thought about starting an LPGA Girls Golf program. That simple question would alter the course of Alexander’s life and career.

Why Veterans Choose Golf Academy of America

Why Veterans Choose Golf Academy of America

In 1999, Congress adopted resolutions designating the month of May National Military Appreciation Month. As befitting to the men and women who serve our country, this month honors their service and sacrifices, and includes six national observances, including Memorial Day, Loyalty Day and Military Spouse Appreciation Day.

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