Top 100 Golf Academy of America Alumni

Stefan Schauffele

Graduate of Golf Academy of America in San Diego

President and General Manager

Current Employer: XVS Inc. in San Diego, California

Early in his career as an assistant golf professional, Stefan Schauffele relied mostly on his teaching and club-fitting skills for advancement.

Stefan began teaching his son, Xander, at the age of eight or nine and has been his only golf instructor. Xander Schauffele was named the 2017 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, capping off his year winning the Tour Championship.

Now, as General Manager for XVS Inc., a manufacturer of golf accessories and products, Stefan makes good use of his analytical skills and deductive reasoning abilities.

How did Golf Academy of America help Schauffele develop his set of skills? “I was fortunate to have very positive interactions with my instructors. I guess the skill that stands out was getting taught how to teach.”

In advising new Golf Academy of America students, he would remind them to always stay focused on their target. “In doing so, you will get the most out of what is offered to you,” he said.

What's in His Bag? Callaway

Golf Ball of Choice: Callaway

Best part of his job: “Getting to meet and be around like-minded people, those who are passionate about golf.”

Stefan Schauffele