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James NaPier

Graduate of Golf Academy of America in Phoenix

Head Golf Professional

Current Employer: Legend Trail Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona

Golf is a second career for James NaPier, who first served our country in the Armed Forces. After retirement, he decided to pursue an education at Golf Academy of America in Phoenix. NaPier began working at Legend Trail Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona as First Assistant, and advanced to Outside Service Manager. He is now the Head Golf Professional.

NaPier advises potential students to examine their intent to pursue a career in golf, then work to build a solid resume. Recent graduates should, "know that they will not start at the top, and may have to work two jobs at first to help make ends meet," says NaPier. "Take full advantage of what the school and the instructors have to offer."

NaPier has been married more than 30 years and has two children.

What's in His Bag? TaylorMade

Golf Ball of Choice: Titleist

James NaPier