Graduate of Golf Academy of America in San Diego
Current Employer: Lost Creek Club in Aledo, Texas
When Ron Bouterie graduated from Golf Academy of America in San Diego, he had an advantage over other job applicants because he had a more holistic approach to the game. "The golf industry is more than swinging a golf club and talking about the latest major," Bouterie says. "Its merchandising, customer service, food and beverage, agronomy, marketing, teaching and much more. GAA gave me tools to get me to where I am today."
Bouterie is now the General Manager of Lost Creek Club, a public course 15 miles west of downtown Fort Worth. He advises students to, "Never stop learning. Ask questions of your peers. Provide better service than your competition. Know your customer and make them feel welcomed. Have the best attitude at work."
What's in His Bag? Callaway
Golf Ball of Choice: Callaway
Best part of his job: "My favorite part about my job in the golf industry is that today will be nothing like yesterday, and tomorrow will be nothing like today. The golf industry challenges me; it allows me try new practices to make the game more enjoyable to the patrons and keep the patrons playing my facility, with the goal to bring more patrons to the facility. It allows me to meet people that I feel connected to, and it keeps me from being stagnant. The golf industry is constantly changing, which means that I have to be able to change and keep up."