ALUMNI & STUDENT UPDATES

Kevin Guarneri – Assistant Golf Professional at Paramount Country Club, New City, New York

Kevin Guarneri is a 2012 graduate of Golf Academy of America.

What do you do as Assistant Golf Professional?
I make tee times, give lessons, order merchandise, display merchandise, run tournaments, etc.

Hamza Yunus – Head Professional at Protouch Golf Academy, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Hamza Yunus

Hamza Yunus is a 2012 graduate of Golf Academy of America.

What do you do as Head Professional?
My job here is to train local coaches, juniors and club members along with arrange sponsorships and manage three to four tournaments a month.

Charles Rick Vaughn – Golf Event Coordinator at Troon Golf, Rancho Mirage, California

Charles Rick Vaughn

Charles "Rick" Vaughn is a 2012 graduate of Golf Academy of America.

What do you do as Golf Event Coordinator?
I coordinate groups, tournaments and fundraisers ranging anywhere from as small as 12 guests to 144 guests on two different 18 hole facilities.

Jeff Morgan – Assistant General Manager at Eagle Golf, Mesa, Arizona

Jeff Morgan is a 2013 graduate of Golf Academy of America.

What do you do as Assistant General Manager?
I manage the day-to-day operations of Eagle Golf.

Maurice Rajotte – Associate Golf Professional at Pinebrook Golf & Country Club, Calgary, Alberta

Maurice Rajotte

Maurice Rajotte is a 2007 graduate of Golf Academy of America.

What do you do as Assistant Golf Professional?
Regular pro shop responsibilities. Manage back shop staff, organize pro shop merchandise. Club fittings, lessons, make sure the members have a great experience every time they come out.

Paul Ramirez

Paul Ramirez is a 2014 graduate of Golf Academy of America

What were the biggest influences on your career choice of golf?
Attending Golf Academy of America was one of the best decisions I made to insure me of a position in the golf industry. Meeting and networking with professionals who know and understand what it takes to become a proud member of the golf profession.

Benjamin Nofs – Assistant Golf Professional at Lakeview Hills Golf Resort, Lexington, Michigan

Benjamin Nofs

Benjamin Nofs is a 2014 graduate of Golf Academy of America.

What do you do as Assistant Golf Professional?
As assistant golf professional, I am responsible for league operations and general pro shop duties.

Biman Mishra – Players Assistant at Waldorf-Astoria The Boulders Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona

Biman Mishra

Biman Mishra is a 2010 graduate of Golf Academy of America.

What do you do as Players Assistant?
I manage day-to-day operations for players and golf staff.

Mark Gibson – Assistant Golf Professional at Celebration Golf Club, Kissimmee, Florida

Mark Gibson

Mark Gibson is a 2014 graduate of Golf Academy of America.

How did Golf Academy of America prepare you for your current position?
I use what I learned at GAA every day in the course of my duties at Celebration Golf Club.

Robert Hansen – Director of Golf at Lofoten Links, Lofoten, Norway

Robert Hansen

Robert Hansen is a 2009 graduate of Golf Academy of America.

What do you do as Director of Golf?
I'm preparing the opening of the world's most northerly links course with 18 holes at 68 degrees in cooperation with Troon Golf. I'll be in charge of tournaments under the midnight sun running 24 hours!

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