Top 100 Golf Academy of America Alumni

Joseph Dipre

Graduate of Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach

Regional Manager

Current Employer: Founders Group International in Myrtle Beach, SC

There's no questioning that Joe Dipre is an athlete. He was a high-school All-American football player and went on to play at the University of Pittsburg. However, he says that golf was always his first love.

Today, he is Regional Manager of Founders Group International, a golf management company that runs more than 20 courses. “My people skills helped me in the beginning part of my career,” says Dipre. “Then being able to teach and mentor professionals helped me get promoted, but my business skills have gotten me to the position I'm in today.”

Dipre says his education has also been a key to success. "At GAA, you are surrounded by professionals who have incredible knowledge about the game of golf and the business of golf,” he says. “Being able to ask questions and totally immerse yourself in golf for 18 months and then having the ability to network with former graduates once you are in the field is invaluable.”

What's in His Bag? Callaway

Golf Ball of Choice: TaylorMade

Best part of his job? “At this point in my career, I love working with new golf professionals. I love being able to help them grow in their careers and help them achieve their goals.”