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4 Reasons to Play Fall Golf in San Diego

Torrey Pines Golf Course

The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting colder and the leaves are changing colors. For many people around the country, this signals the end of golf season.

Planning Tournaments with the Veteran Golfers Association

GAA and VGA Partner for Tournament

Always on the lookout for organizations that align with its mission, Golf Academy of America has partnered with the Veteran Golfers Association to sponsor a series of tournaments to honor the men and women who have served our country. The first of these tournaments, Battle at the Beach, was set to take place in Myrtle Beach on Sept. 11.

7 Skills Great Golf Managers Need

7 Skills for Golf Course Managers

So, you want to pursue a career in golf course management? As a manager, one of the primary responsibilities is to keep your team focused on the things that are important and help the team become better than average.

Golf Technology: Using Trackman to Improve Distance

Golf Technology: Using Trackman to Improve Distance

Many students at the Golf Academy of America in Phoenix come to me with issues with their driver. The biggest complaint, as with most golfers, is that they don’t hit the ball the distance they think they should. Enter Trackman, noted by some to be the best technological instrument in the market today.

3 USGA Rule Changes Explained

Ed Ekis Explains 3 Proposed Rule Changes

The USGA is currently in the process of simplifying the rules of golf in the hopes that all of us will have a better understanding of the rules and an easier time applying the rules when playing or teaching the game. At this point, golfers worldwide have provided their feedback on the proposed rule changes, and the USGA is reviewing that feedback before they release the new rules in mid-2018.

Checklist: Should You Become a Golf Instructor?

Should You Become a Golf Instructor

I’ve carved out a happy and accomplished career teaching the game of golf, so I thought I’d share a few insights to help you decide if you have what it takes to become a golf instructor. Use this checklist of skills and business considerations as you make your decision to pursue a career as a golf instructor.

Golf Academy of America Partners with Veteran Golfers Association

Golf Academy of America, is proud to announce its partnership with the Veteran Golfers Association (VGA), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the game of golf to veterans and their family members. Both organizations will work together on a series of golfing events throughout the year and support each other’s missions.

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.

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