Graduate of Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach
Director of Membership Sales
Current Employer: Imperial Golf Club in Naples, Florida
Not all Golf Academy of America graduates end up working as teaching professionals. Brian Washek, a Myrtle Beach alum, started as a golf shop assistant and has worked his way through the ranks to become Director of Membership Sales at Imperial Golf Club in Naples, Florida.
In this role, he uses communication, technology and business skills to represent the club to members, potential members and external constituencies. He also develops and implements programs and activities designed to increase membership.
Washek advises current students to, "keep an open mind," to the variety of opportunities available in the golf industry. "GAA provided me with a well-rounded education in all facets of the golf industry," he says.
What's in His Bag? Titleist
Golf Ball of Choice: Titleist
Best part of his job: "I love getting to meet and interact with many different types of people in the golf industry. Our members come from all over the country and the world down to Naples, Fla."