Top 100 Golf Academy of America Alumni

Derrick Dixon

Graduate of Golf Academy of America in San Diego

General Manager

Current Employer: Briggs Ranch Golf in San Antonio, TX

Networking has been vital to Derrick Dixon’s success in the golf industry, a skill that he honed at Golf Academy of America in San Diego. "GAA put me in situations of real operations," Dixon says. "The networking set my career in place and I am forever grateful."

Dixon now serves as General Manager at Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio. He advises students to start their career journey while they are still in school, by finding an internship or industry job. "Also, don't be afraid to step up to the plate when needed at a facility," he says. "GAA has prepped you to be successful. It can be scary and overwhelming, but never be afraid to take a chance."

What's in His Bag? Titleist

Golf Ball of Choice: Titleist

Best part of his job?

“Developing young professionals.”