Top 100 Golf Academy of America Alumni

Michael Butler

Graduate of Golf Academy of America in Phoenix

Director of Golf

Current Employer: Mountain Brook Golf Club in Gold Canyon, Arizona

Michael Butler brings a unique set of qualifications to the table, combining his military experience and communication skills with the business, technology and marketing he learned at Golf Academy of America in Phoenix. "GAA gave me a solid foundation to build upon as I ventured into the golf industry," says Butler. "Coupled with my military background, I was able to grow as a professional.

The PGA Apprentice is now Director of Golf at Mountain Brook Golf Club, a public course featuring a 12-acre custom practice facility and sweeping views of the Arizona landscape.

Butler advises Golf Academy of America students to respect the details of their instruction. "Even though you might not understand why at the time, every single thing they teach you is for a reason," he says. "When you get into the golf industry, you will find that some of the small things they expected of you at school will set you apart from your peers."

What's in His Bag? Ping

Golf Ball of Choice: Titleist

Best part of his job: "The challenge of marketing golf to customers and competing with other golf courses. The feeling of success when the course you work at is doing well."

Michael Butler