Top 100 Golf Academy of America Alumni

Lester Poole

Graduate of Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach

Head Golf Professional

Current Employer: The Golden Horseshoe Golf Club in Williamsburg, VA

Lester Poole is Head Golf Professional at The Golden Horseshoe Golf Club in Providence Forge, Va. He says his Golf Academy of America education was vital in helping him achieve this role.

“Utilization of my education from GAA provided me the ability to immediately impact golf operations as an entry level assistant, as well as the skills necessary to excel as a Head Golf Professional,” says Poole. “Emphasis on the rules of golf, tournament and golf operations, along with the constant opportunity to better one's self as an instructor, and as a player, are just a few examples of what sets fellow GAA alumni above other industry professionals.”

He reminds students that they are never finished learning. “The most successful professionals are those who are ever-inquisitive, constantly improving, are genuine and open-minded, and attempt to be a leader at any opportunity which is presented,” says Poole.

What's in His Bag? Titleist

Golf Ball of Choice: TaylorMade

Best Part of His Job: “Quality instruction of all skill levels, club fitting and repair and the ongoing growth of the game that we all love are just a few of the many areas within the golf business that I am very passionate about. I take pride in providing ongoing member and guest satisfaction through elite, interpersonal customer service. Every day is a new opportunity to positively impact the lives of our guests and enhance one's golfing experience.”

Lester Poole