Golf has historically been one of the world’s most traditional sports. But that has slowly but surely been changing. Since Tiger Woods burst onto the professional golf scene in the 1990s, the game — and the business surrounding it — has undergone a sort of renaissance.
When people think about careers in the golf industry, they tend to think about jobs like a course’s Head Professional. What might be overlooked is that a Head Pro is just one of a multitude of job titles within an industry valued at $76 billion every year. Professionals in the golf industry hold jobs on and off the course, from course architects and event managers to human resources and marketing. Golf Academy of America graduate Chance Leith, owner and publisher of Golf Times Magazine, is one example of how varied the careers within the golf industry can be.
As the 2016 election draws near, we thought we’d take a break from the hand-wringing and political arguments to have a little fun. After all, the job of president of the United States is a tough one — so a little outdoor leisure time every now and again is essential to staying sharp, right?
When Brett Castleberry started at Golf Academy of America, like most college students he probably didn’t have an exact idea of where he saw himself after graduation. One thing was for sure — Brett had a passion for the game and chose Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach to launch a career in the golf industry.
Saying golf is fun is like saying the sky is blue. But did you also know that studies show it could be one of the healthiest physical activities you can do? A lot of people who aren't familiar with the game perceive it as a faux sport that people enjoy while drinking beer and riding in a cart, pausing only long enough to hit the occasional wayward shot.
Like most working professionals, pro athletes need an escape from their day jobs every once in a while. But unlike those with work at a desk, athletes know that their competitive spirits will likely outlast their bodies' abilities to play their trade. So what's the best thing for them to do? Take to the golf course, of course!
Our Golf Academy of America campuses enjoyed participating in Community Service Day in early June. The Community Service Day was developed as a means for employees, faculty and students to participate together in a service project.