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Golf Academy of America Graduates Land Prestigious Jobs

Feb 12, 2014

Ryan Lepler didn’t start at the top. Nobody does in the golf industry.

But his education from Golf Academy of America provided a start and the tools needed to get there.

Lepler’s first job upon graduation from Golf Academy of America in Phoenix was washing golf carts. Two years later, he was general manager of The Courses at London Bridge, a popular 36-hole facility.

“Golf Academy gave me knowledge and understanding of the industry from the inside out,” explained Lepler. “Prior to attending the Academy, I had only been a consumer of the game, never an employee. GAA gave me the confidence I needed to feel like I could do anything I wanted within the industry.”

Across the country, Myrtle Beach campus graduate Jeff Pianelli embarked on a similar journey from cart attendant to head professional at River’s Edge Golf Club, a scenic Arnold Palmer design north of Myrtle Beach.

San Diego campus graduate David Zaremba’s first job with PGA Tour Superstore, one of Golf Academy of America’s corporate partners, was as a part-time cashier. Four years later, he was general manager of the store in Chandler, Ariz.

Similar success stories can be found throughout the Alumni and Student Updates on Golf Academy of America’s website.

While most Golf Academy of America graduates must work their way up the job ladder, their education serves as the first step – GAA places more than 80 percent of graduates into a job in the golf industry.

From there, thousands of graduates have utilized their skills and knowledge learned and developed at Golf Academy of America to climb the ladder of success.