Top 100 Golf Academy of America Alumni

Mike Kruzick

Graduate of Golf Academy of America in Orlando

Center Manager

Current Employer: GolfTEC - Ft. Lauderdale

For PGA Professional Mike Kruzick, combining people skills with technology has been key to being a successful coach. “Knowing how to coach is one thing, but being able to communicate in a way that doesn't confuse the student is another,” says Kruzick. “You must adapt and choose small parts of the swing to help students succeed.”

Kruzick is the Center Manager of GolfTEC in metro Ft. Lauderdale, and a Certified Personal Coach. He says that his Golf Academy of America education was instrumental in achieving his career goals. “If I did not attend GAA, I would not have gotten to where I am now,” he says. “I truly appreciate the time and experience while attending and after graduating.”

He advises current students to make learning a lifelong process. “Be willing to accept you do not know everything and be hungry to learn more,” Kruzick says. “You have to be dynamic to be able to survive in this industry.”

What's in His Bag? Taylor Made

Golf Ball of Choice: Titleist

Best part of his job: “Using the game of golf, being able to make people happy and less frustrated. I have had the opportunity to coach NFL, NBA and MLB professionals. I also have coached the disabled, juniors and injured players to achieve their goals. I am the most satisfied when helping students do things they never imagined possible.”

Mike Kruzick