Top 100 Golf Academy of America Alumni

Josh Upson

Graduate of Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach

Head Golf Professional

Current Employer: Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois

Medinah Country Club, an exclusive course in the Chicago suburbs, has been home to PGA Championships and U.S. Opens. The Ryder Cup was staged here in 2012, and the BMW Championship is coming in 2019 and 2020. It’s here that Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach graduate and PGA Professional Josh Upson is Head Golf Professional, the youngest in the club’s prestigious history.

He says that his education helped him find his place in the industry. "GAA helped me gain a better understanding of the golf business," says Upson. "At first, I thought I wanted to play golf for a living, but after attending the school, I knew the golf business is where I wanted to be.

He advises students to, "take every advantage the school has to offer. It is a great way to get your career started."

What's in His Bag? TaylorMade

Golf Ball of Choice: TaylorMade

Best part of his job: "Interacting with the members. Building relationships is such a huge part of this business."

Josh Upson