Maurice Rajotte – Associate Golf Professional at Pinebrook Golf & Country Club, Calgary, Alberta
Jul 26, 2015
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.
How did Golf Academy of America prepare you for your current position?
The key benefit of having graduated from Golf Academy of America is that there were very few surprises when I got into the industry. The learning curve for being an asset to the club was very short. What you learn at GAA applies to real life situations and allows you to provide good input to helping a facility become more efficient.
What were the biggest influences on your career choice of golf?
I truly followed my passion for the game. I found that my ability to teach was sharpened and I was able to help others enjoy their golf.
Tell us about your career accomplishments since graduation.
I was better prepared for the playing ability test. I was low medalist in that year. I acquired certifications in TPI, Junior development and golf fitness through yoga. I’ve also developed women's programs and golf for seniors.
What are your career goals and how do you think your education at Golf Academy of America is helping you achieve them?
I am focused on becoming a sought-after teacher in my community. Applying what I had learned at GAA has allowed me to develop a reputation for being a teacher with a solid background. Through interactions with my mentors at GAA, I have developed some strong programs.
Any advice for current Golf Academy of America students?
If you pay attention to the teachings and interact with the instructors at the Golf Academy, you can gain valuable knowledge that you can carry out throughout your career. Keep in touch with them as they really do enjoy hearing about your successes and are more than willing to assist you with your endeavors.