Top 100 Golf Academy of America Alumni

Jake Wiese

Graduate of Golf Academy of America in San Diego

Head Golf Professional

Current Employer: Marine Memorial Golf Course in Camp Pendleton North, California

Jake Wiese is Head Golf Professional at Marine Memorial Golf Course, an 18-hole PGA Championship course in Camp Pendleton, Calif., that is open to the public.

For Wiese, public speaking, merchandising, 3D motion capturing, teaching, player development, club fitting and repair have been key to his career advancement. These skills were honed at Golf Academy of America. “I thought I knew a lot about the game since I was a decent player,” says Wilkes. “It turned out I really didn't know anything, especially in the club fitting department. Since graduating, I have become an expert fitter for various manufacturers which in return assisted with my teaching career.”

He encourages students to keep an open mind and continually be learning. “Life is like the golf swing,” Wilkes says. “You have to finish what you start.”

What's in His Bag? Callaway

Golf Ball of Choice: Callaway

Best part of his job: “Giving back to those who sacrifice their lives for us.”