Top 100 Golf Academy of America Alumni

Ryan Mooney

Graduate of Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach

Head Golf Professional

Current Employer: Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club in Pawley Island, South Carolina

For Ryan Mooney, inherent people skills, and surrounding himself with the right professionals has created a recipe for success. He has advanced from an equipment sales representative to a Head Golf Professional position, largely by seeing his supervisors as mentors and making an effort learn as much as possible from each along the way. These days, Mooney manages outside service staff, teaches lessons, runs and merchandises a pro shop and serves as a tournament administrator.

As for his education, Mooney says the real world experience of Golf Academy of America instructors is invaluable. He advises students to, "network as much as you can during your time at the GAA, and utilize the resources provided to you."

Golf Ball of Choice: TaylorMade

Best part of his job: "Providing outstanding customer service so that our customers leave happier than when they got here. Also, growing the game of golf."

Ryan Mooney