Top 100 Golf Academy of America Alumni

Jonathan Snyder

Graduate of Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach

Director of Instruction/Owner

Current Employer: Imperial Golf in Kansas City, Missouri

Jonathan Snyder came to Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach looking for a career in the golf industry and left an entrepreneur. He is Director of Instruction and Owner at Imperial Golf in Kansas City, Missouri.

“Being a business owner for four years now has put some things in perspective and really helped me to develop as a leader and an advanced instructor,” says Snyder. “Although nothing can prepare you for actually running a business on your own, many of the advanced teaching and business skill sets I learned at Golf Academy of America were crucial in creating a knowledge base to build off of and eventually stand out.”

He advises Golf Academy of America students to decide what they want to achieve and commit to making it happen. “You must have a level of personal drive and passion for excellence that stands out or you will otherwise fade in to the background,” he says.

What's in His Bag? Mizuno

Best part of his job: “I enjoy advancement and pushing the boundaries. We are cultivating many young competitive players currently, some of which are going to college programs on scholarship. We are also developing a unique style of business and are really starting to gain some recognition for it.”