Top 100 Golf Academy of America Alumni

Jim Knierim

Graduate of Golf Academy of America in Orlando

Regional Manager

Current Employer: Hampton Golf

Even after rising from an assistant golf professional job at a Texas course to regional manager for Hampton Golf, a golf course management and development firm, Jim Knierim realizes that both business skills and people skills are vital to being successful in his job.

Golf Academy of America in Orlando helped him learn how to develop goals and work to achieve them, so it’s only natural that he advises future students to make an effort to do the same. “Set goals that are achievable and measurable, then go accomplish each goal,” says Knierim. “Daily and weekly goals are huge, but remember to be forward thinking and include yearly and even three-year goals.”

What’s in His Bag? Titleist

Golf Ball of Choice: Titleist

Best Part of His Job: “Even after all these years, it continues to be the interaction I have with members and guests every day.”