Top 100 Golf Academy of America Alumni

Joseph Dipre

Graduate of Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach

General Manager

Current Employer: Indian Wells Golf Club in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

There's no questioning that Joseph 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, you'll find Dipre working as General Manager of Indian Wells Golf Club in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina This par 72 course was designed by Gene Hamm, and has earned a reputation as a "shot maker's" course, meaning that over 18 holes, you'll likely use every club in your bag.

He says that in his career, business knowledge has been a benefit, but his biggest asset is people skills. "I believe that people come to a golf course to be entertained for four to five hours," says Dipre. "As a golf course operator, my job has a lot to do with my ability to communicate. From the customer to all my employees, being able to communicate and understand each person is very valuable."

Dipre says his education has been a key to success. "GAA helps you develop valuable relationships with numerous people in the golf business, from your instructors, to your fellow students, and numerous assistants and pros you visit with on a weekly basis," he says. "These relationships have helped me advance in my career tremendously."

Golf Ball of Choice: TaylorMade

Best part of his job: "My favorite part of my job is being able to meet so many people from all over the world who love golf. To communicate on a daily basis with people who come to my facility to enjoy a round of golf is an absolute pleasure."