Graduate of Golf Academy of America in Orlando
Current Employer: Golf Academy of America
Gene Augustine is a lifelong athlete. He played football and baseball in high school, and baseball in college. He went on to a successful career as a decorated Marine Corps officer, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before his retirement. He went on to teach at the US Naval War College before deciding to purse another passion, golf. He attended the Golf Academy of America in Orlando, and then went on to become campus president of the Myrtle Beach campus.
He says that his time as a student gave him a well-rounded view of the sport, learning about the game, business and technology. His advises current students to think big. “Cast a wide net,” says Augustine. “The golf industry is massive.”
What's in His Bag? Mizuno
Golf Ball of Choice: Bridgestone
Best part of his job:
“Being around people who are passionate about golf on a daily basis.”