Top 100 Golf Academy of America Alumni

Derrick Dixon

Graduate of Golf Academy of America in San Diego

Director of Golf

Current Employer: Golf Club of Texas in San Antonio, Texas

Networking has been vital to Derrick Dixon’s success in the golf industry, a skill that he honed at the 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."

The PGA Apprentice now serves as Director of Golf at the Golf Club of Texas in San Antonio. Dixon 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? Callaway

Golf Ball of Choice: Callaway

Best part of his job: "My favorite part in the industry is mentoring others as they reach their goals. Seeing other people gain confidence in achieving goals is the best feeling."