Caleb Olsen - Head Golf Professional at Grizzly Ranch Golf Club, Portola, CA
Jun 26, 2015
Caleb Olsen is a 2011 graduate of Golf Academy of America
What do you do as Head Golf Professional?
Oversee all aspects of golf operations at Grizzly Ranch Golf Club.
How did Golf Academy of America prepare you for your current position?
GAA gave me an opportunity to learn the basics of what you need to know about the industry. I really applied myself while at the Academy to gain as much knowledge on the business, teaching and most importantly customer relations. Every operation will run their business a little bit different, but the Academy is a great way to get your foot in the door.
What were the biggest influences on your career choice of golf?
Passion for the game of golf. I love being around golfers weather it is helping them with their swing or talking stories in the shop.
Tell us about your career accomplishments since graduation.
After graduation I took an Assistant Golf Professional position and a year later was promoted to Head Golf Professional. It was hard work and really taking care of the customer that lead to the promotion. 3 Years later I accepted the Head Golf Professional at Grizzly Ranch Golf Club, Grizzly Ranch is the 11th ranked public golf course in CA and could easily be a place where I retire from! I will be a class "A" PGA member by the end of the 2016 season.
What are your career goals and how do you think your education at Golf Academy of America is helping you achieve them?
Ultimately I would like to retire from Grizzly Ranch. It is a pretty unique situation at Grizzly and I could easily stay the the Head Golf Professional during my tenure here.
Any advice for aspiring golf professionals?
Once you enter the PGA Apprentice program get it in the rear view mirror as fast as possible. The ones who drag it out most likely will never finish and waste a lot of their money.