Top 100 Golf Academy of America Alumni

A.J. Kavanaugh

Graduate of Golf Academy of America in Orlando

Director of Golf

Current Employer: Brunswick Golf Club in Brunswick, Maine

What keeps A.J. Kavanaugh motivated? He has a passion for golf and the business that advances the game.

Kavanaugh is Director of Golf at Maine's Brunswick Golf Club, a public course that dates back to the 1800s. He attended Golf Academy of America in both Phoenix and Orlando, and says his education exposed him to methods of golf instruction, marketing and numerous other aspects of the industry. "I came to GAA with a passion for the game of golf," says Kavanaugh. "But I graduated with a passion for the business of golf as well."

He advises students to, "take advantage of the full education GAA offers in terms of business relations, food and beverage, and other areas of our industry that aren't just about playing and teaching golf. The more well-rounded you are in this industry, the more options you will have in your career."

What's in His Bag? Titleist

Golf Ball of Choice: Titleist

Best part of his job: "First and foremost: Tournament operations, both for member events as well as business and/or charity outings. I also love marketing my golf facility via promotions and advertising through print, our website and social media."

A.J. Kavanaugh