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How Partnerships Can Lead to Golf Career Opportunities

Noel Elam

Every graduating senior worries about how they are going to use their brand-new education to propel them to success in their career. In an effort to provide assistance on that path to a career, Golf Academy of America works hard to form strategic partnerships with players in the golf industry.

What Goes Into Spring Golf Course Maintenance?

What Goes Into Spring Golf Course Maintenance?

Golf course maintenance is the backbone of any golf operation. Though maintenance is the only part of a golf club’s budget that doesn’t make money, it’s absolutely crucial to a club’s success.

5 Post-Military Careers in the Golf Industry

5 Post-Military Careers in the Golf Industry

If you’re an active duty or retired member of the military, you may be considering putting your service training to work in a new career in the civilian world. If golf happens to be your passion, you could have a bright future in the golf industry. Although there are a wide range of career options that allow you to turn your love for the game into a way of making a living, here are our top five golf careers for veterans and retired service men and women. 

5 Rewarding Golf Careers You May Not Know About

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As an invitational tournament with the smallest field of all the majors, The Masters limits its participants to about 100 players each year. Those 100 guys are the ones who get all of the attention, and rightfully so, considering they are the best golfers in the world, performing on perhaps its biggest stage.

But think about all of the golf professionals behind the scenes that it takes to put on the tournament. There are tournament administrators, food and beverage managers, retail managers and course superintendents. And those are just the people involved at the course level. Consider the club designers and club makers. Then there are the golf apparel brands, sponsor teams, sales teams, not to mention swing coaches and golf instructors.

Jobs in Golf: Media

Media coverage has opened the world of golf to anyone with a television set or access to a newsstand. Because of network broadcasts of tournaments and cable channels devoted to the sport, a growing number of Americans follow ...

Jobs in Golf: Marketing

Fred Barr, Director of Career Development for Golf Academy of America in Phoenix, experienced the power of marketing firsthand during the time he operated golf courses. “We had a large marketing budget,” he said. “It was to ensure that our branding was prominent in the golf and business community, to attract ...

Careers in Golf: Golf Course Architect

As a sport, the game of golf is tied to the courses on which it is played. It’s not a stretch to say that the development of new courses and the buildings and amenities that are a part of them is integral to growth of the game. A swell in new course construction ...

Jobs in Golf: Golf Associations

The game of golf involves many professionals – players, groundskeepers, club fitters, manufacturers, salespeople, country club owners, and more. With so many moving parts, it’s essential that professional associations produce standards and keep the ...

Jobs in Golf: Turf Management

Lush fairways and greens have become synonymous with the game of golf. If you’d prefer the great outdoors to an office, love the sport and have a green thumb, a career in turf management might ...

Jobs in Golf: Club Fitter

Golf club fitters have a passion for education and helping pros and amateurs improve their game. They work one-on-one with a client to build personalized equipment, taking size, strength and athletic ability into consideration. Good club fitters grasp the ...

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