Top 100 Golf Academy of America Alumni

Gary Riff

Graduate of Golf Academy of America in San Diego

General Manager

Current Employer: Androscoggin Valley Country Club in Gorham, New Hampshire

When you ask Garry Riff what part of his Golf Academy of America education helped him in his career, his answer is simple: "Everything." Riff is the General Manager of Androscoggin Valley Country Club in Gorham, New Hampshire. This 18-hole, par-70 public course runs along a river near Mount Washington, and is considered one of New Hampshire’s most scenic. Riff manages the pro shop and tournament operations, in addition to instruction.

Riff is a graduate of Golf Academy of America in San Diego, where he developed an, "understanding that people are very different. We must adjust, adapt and overcome." His advice to future students? "Listen, Listen, Listen!"

What's in His Bag? Ping

Golf Ball of Choice: Titleist

Best part of his job: "Managing the golf club for my members."