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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.

Tips for Planning a Golf Tournament

Tips for Planning a Golf Tournament

There is nothing like a great golf tournament when the weather is beautiful, the competition is exciting and the prizes are highly desired. To a player, a well-run golf tournament should look like a smooth and seamless operation. Behind the scenes, there are golf professionals hard at work.

Golf Jobs: How to Go After the One You Want

Brett works in the golf industry as a master club fitter.

Golf is a $84 billion industry with many different career paths and competition for top jobs. The search for the right job in the golf industry can feel intimidating. So, how can you be prepared to go after the golf jobs you want?

Lost and Found: How Golf Academy of America Students Reunited I.K. Kim with Her Missing Golf Bag

How Golf Academy of America Students Reunited I.K. Kim with Her Missing Golf Bag

When Jeff Fenstermacher found a professional LPGA bag in a used sporting goods store, he thought he hit the jackpot. For the reasonable price of $59.99, he got a real professional’s golf bag, complete with all sorts of personal paraphernalia — a book, a money clip, a range finder, golf balls, tees and more. Excited by his find, he put his own clubs in the bag and took it to his Advanced Short Game class with him at Golf Academy of America in San Diego.

Golf Career Advice from Director of Golf Operations and Graduate Brandon Delgado

Golf Career Advice from Director of Golf Operations and Alumni Brandon Delgado

Brandon Delgado believes in the importance of investing in yourself and your education. It was this belief that led him to enroll in Golf Academy of America. The same conviction then motivated him to complete the PGA Apprentice program, pass his Playing Ability Test (PAT) and consult a professional résumé writer before graduating.

Why You Should Play Winter Golf in Phoenix, Arizona

Why You Should Play Winter Golf in Phoenix

From polar vortexes to bomb cyclones, this winter has been a brutally cold one in many areas of the country. But one place that hasn't bundled up against the bitter winds and dealt with back-breaking hassle of shoveling snow: Phoenix, Arizona.

Myrtle Beach Golf Tournament for Alumni

Myrtle Beach Golf Tournament for Alumni

In December, Golf Academy of America’s Myrtle Beach campus hosted an event for its graduates. One hundred and twenty alumni from across the country returned to their old stomping grounds to reunite with classmates and instructors, and, of course, to play some golf.

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