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Eric Valencia - Certified Professional Golf Coach/Energy Industry Professional in Watford City, North Dakota

Mar 14, 2015

Eric Valencia

Eric Valencia is a 2010 Graduate of Golf Academy of America

What do you do?
From November through April I work in North Dakota in the energy industry. From June through October I work as an assistant pro at Watford City Golf Course. I work in the energy industry because the income is so good, and it allows me to compete in summer golf tour events and gain the experience I'm looking for. Also, I'm working with a golf teaching pro from Australia, who has really advanced my golf knowledge and playing potential. I plan to have my PGA certification within two to five years.

How did Golf Academy of America prepare you for your current position?
Golf Academy of America taught me about time management, task completion and communication skills.

What were the biggest influences on your career choice of golf?
My ability to accomplish what I said I would do. I watched others succeed in the golf industry.

Tell us about your career accomplishments since graduation.
I earned several sales and lessons awards while working for GolfTec in Las Vegas and Tucson.

What are your career goals and how do you think your education at Golf Academy of America is helping you achieve them?
My teaching certification was a goal and GAA has opened doors for me. My goal is to continue working as a master instructor in golf and get experience playing in professional golf tournaments.