Top 100 Golf Academy of America Alumni

Ryan Gray

Graduate of Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach and PGA Member

Director of Golf

Current Employer: Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club in Ocala, FL

Ryan Gray is a PGA member who works as the Director of Golf at the Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club in Ocala, Florida. In this setting, he plans and manages tournaments for both members and charities while overseeing merchandising and golf operations. Prior to this role, he worked as a golf professional in his home state of Pennsylvania as well as at The JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Hotel Golf Club at Grande Lakes resort in Orlando. 

Gray is a graduate of Golf Academy of America in Orlando. “GAA gave me the tools to be confident in the job I was doing,” Gray says. “I know I had the skill-set but being around other ladies and gentlemen passionate about the game of golf helped me increase my passion to be better.”

He advises future students to be willing to explore something new, accepting all roles. “Be different as a golf pro, and make your mark when you can,” he says.

What's in His Bag? Callaway

Golf Ball of Choice: Callaway

Best part of his job? “My favorite part of the industry is that every day is a new adventure with meeting people, making memories and mentoring my team.”

Ryan Gray