Top 100 Golf Academy of America Alumni

Eli Ivey

Graduate of Golf Academy of America in San Diego

General Manager

Current Employer: Goat Hill Park in Oceanside, CA

Eli Ivey is General Manager of Goat Hill Park, an 18-hole short course with the distinction of being the first golf course constructed in San Diego County. Here, he is responsible for the operation of the entire course facility, accounting and managing all events and tournaments. Ivey says that interpersonal skills with both employees and supervisors, combined with business acumen and smile, have gotten him where he is today.

He also cites Golf Academy of America as a catalyst for his career. “GAA helped me learn more about the golf industry as a whole and figure out where I could fit into it,” says Ivey. “The classes helped provide a foundation to fall upon when presented with new or different situations.”

He advises students to be open and willing to do anything needed. “Life is not fair,” says Ivey. “Learn how to use its imperfections as fuel to help you grow.”

What's in His Bag? TaylorMade

Golf Ball of Choice: Titleist

Best Part of His Job: “Seeing the impact of my decisions and hard work.”

Eli Ivey