Brett Munson: From Golf Academy of America to Pro on the Asian Tour
Mar 2, 2015
Brett Munson might not be a golfer you’ve heard of yet. The key word is yet. Brett is a Golf Academy of America graduate who’s making noise on the golf course. His passion for the game of golf started early, learning from his father. His dedication has landed him a spot as a professional golfer on the Asian Tour.
Brett credits three important aspects of Golf Academy of America’s program for helping him with his game:
GAA allowed me to hone my game by competing in tournaments every week.
Weekly tournaments are one aspect of the Golf Academy of America program that students enjoy and look forward to. Brett used the tournaments to prep him for his Division II and professional golf careers. In addition, students learn how tournaments are developed and run. By playing in the tournament, students learn professionalism, how to handle pressure and certainly get to improve the mental aspect of their games.
It allowed me to work with PGA Teaching Professionals, especially with pros that have competed on the professional level.
Working with PGA pros on a daily basis allows students to get vast amounts of golf knowledge both on and off the course. Students get to learn from the highest level of teaching professionals in the game. Golf Academy of America prides itself on hosting experienced instructors and guests from the industry.
It provided me with access to the state-of-the-art teaching equipment, which allowed me to tinker and work on my game. The state-of-the-art equipment used at Golf Academy of America helps students like Brett improve their own games, but also allows them to learn how to teach others. GAA offers simulators, TrackMan Pro, video analysis software and more. Many students become teaching pros, and the equipment is designed to help them be the best teachers they can be.
These aspects of Golf Academy’s academic program may seem like fun and games, but they’re truly designed to help develop careers.
After graduating from the Golf Academy of America Orlando campus in 2007, Brett used the skills he learned to take his game to a new level. He went to the University of North Alabama, and won 10 individual tournaments. In his last year at the school, he won the prestigious Jack Nicklaus Award.
After a number of years playing on tour circuits in the United States, Brett recently finished in the Top 5 on the Asian Development Tour, which enabled him to be promoted to the top Asian Tour for the 2015 season. Brett will now play in events that are televised worldwide. He plans on playing in more than 20 events in Asia this season.