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Golf Academy of America Spring Classic Tournament Introduces Junior Players to Golf Careers

Jul 9, 2014

This year's Golf Academy of America Spring Classic, a junior tournament the Academy sponsors in partnership with the Southern California PGA, took place on March 31 at the Balboa Golf Course in Encino. James Albert, the SCPGA Tour Coordinator, and Golf Academy of America graduate Chad Rongavilla were among the organizers.

When junior players started to arrive at six a.m., Enrollment Specialist Jonathan Standiford was on hand to assist in tournament operations and answer any questions the players or their parents might have about an education at Golf Academy of America. "I had a good opportunity to speak with the players and parents throughout the tournament," he said." Many were interested in learning more about our program."

Standiford stated that most of the junior players were between 14 and 17-years-old. While some of them had started considering college and beyond, most weren't sure what they were going to do after high school graduation. Many left considering an education at Golf Academy of America as a solid option.

"There was a full field of boys and girls playing their hearts out," Standiford said. "It's a great opportunity for GAA to support junior golf and growth of the game. It's fun to be a part of these events."