Top 100 Golf Academy of America Alumni

Chris Ferguson

Graduate of Golf Academy of America in Phoenix

Director of Golf

Current Employer: Walnut Creek Country Club in Mansfield, Texas

As a PGA Professional and Director of Golf at a private club, Chris Ferguson puts his business skills to work daily. "In today's golf world, you must know how to make your operation fiscally sound," he says. His education provided this foundation.

"GAA really helped me understand what the general golf business consists of. I was never one that was going to have a career in teaching, but I do enjoy it."

He offers this advice for those aspiring to work in the golf industry: "Always be professional and friendly. Understand the importance of running a business and not just being a good golfer. In reality, that has nothing to do with it."

What's in His Bag? Titleist

Golf Ball of Choice: Titleist

Best part of his job: "I enjoy working with the membership and engaging my employees. Every day is a different day, and that allows me to improve the experience for the membership."