Top 100 Golf Academy of America Alumni

Joshua Martin

Graduate of Golf Academy of America in San Diego

General Manager

Current Employer: Valparaiso Country Club in Valparaiso, Indiana

For PGA Apprentice Joshua Martin, communication is a key skill for golf professionals. "I was fortunate to work as an assistant under two outstanding golf professionals, Chris Streit and Mike Liming," Martin says. "Even though they had polar opposite personalities, they taught me how to be a master communicator. If you can communicate efficiently it makes advancement easier."

Martin has advanced to the position of General Manager at Valparaiso Country Club, a par 72 private course in Indiana. He says that his Golf Academy of America education prepared him to think like a golf professional. "Every aspect of this industry is crossed in the GAA curriculum," Martin says. "They give you that golf professional frame of mind."

What's in His Bag? Callaway

Golf Ball of Choice: Titleist

Best part of his job: "My favorite part of my career is teaching this wonderful game to all different ages, and putting a smile on my members’ faces."

Joshua Martin