Top 100 Golf Academy of America Alumni

Garrett Gordon

Graduate of Golf Academy of America in Orlando

Head Golf Professional

Current Employer: Ballyneal Golf Club in Holyoke, Colorado

For Garrett Gordon, ego has no place in the golf business. He says a willingness to listen and not being afraid to ask questions had a big impact on his ability to advance in his career. These days, Gordon is Head Golf Professional at Ballyneal Golf Club in Holyoke, Colorado.

Learning the right way to approach instruction was his biggest takeaway from Golf Academy of America in Orlando. "I was very interested in the game and knew a bit about the business, but had no clue what went into teaching," Gordon says.

He advises golf professionals to take risks. "Don't get stuck at one place when trying to advance," Gordon says. "Go into work every day like you are replaceable. Never think you know everything. If you go in with that attitude, you will excel."

What's in His Bag? Callaway

Golf Ball of Choice: Titleist

Best part of his job: "Meeting and getting to know people from all around the world. Seeing young men and women that work for me take an interest in the industry and really love what they do. Also seeing them excel as students and great contributors in the community."