Top 100 Golf Academy of America Alumni

Brett Thomaswick

Graduate of Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach, North Carolina

Head Golf Professional

Current Employer: Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club in Sunset Beach, NC

PGA Professional Brett Thomaswick is the Head Golf Professional at Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club, a 27-hole layout just north of the South Carolina and North Carolina border.

He says that people skills and the ability to build relationships through golf have contributed to his success in the industry. He also credits his Golf Academy of America education. “GAA eliminated the guess work or insecurities about going into an industry I knew nothing about,” he says. “I felt as prepared as I could be heading into my first assistant professional job in 2009 and haven't looked back.”

He says that graduating from Golf Academy of America is an accomplishment, but not an end point. “The golf industry has much more for you to take on, and your career will be the better for it.”

What's in His Bag? Srixon

Golf Ball of Choice: Srixon

Best part of his job: “My job allows me to interact with people at all times, from the staff to the members to fellow professionals. Having a desk job just wasn't for me, but when my office could be the golf course, the career choice was easy.”

Brett Thomaswick