Graduate of Golf Academy of America in Phoenix
Assistant GM/Head Golf Professional
Current Employer: Western Skies Golf Club in Gilbert, AZ
As a PGA Professional, Ryan Kern takes a holistic approach to improving golf swings, including mechanics, mental focus, course management, practice strategies and club fitting. He says that Golf Academy of America in Phoenix dramatically improved his own skill set and also prepared him for to the business side of golf.
Kern currently works as the Assistant General Manager and Head Golf Professional at Western Skies Golf Club in Gilbert, Arizona. “My advice to GAA students would be to develop your leadership skills and never stop learning,” Gilbert says. “As you get into the industry, if you focus on these two things you will progress quickly in the industry.”
Golf Ball of Choice: Titleist
Best part of his job: “My favorite part of the job is being able to learn many aspects of the industry and not have to be stuck doing the same mundane tasks every day. In a typical day, you could be teaching a lesson, setting up a tournament, preparing for a buffet or monitoring the performance of the golf course and much more.”