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Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach graduates 47 with Associate Degree in Golf Complex Operations and Management

Apr 28, 2015

MYRTLE BEACH, April 28, 2015 — After 16 months of teeing up, driving, putting and hitting the books, 176 Golf Academy of America students graduated with an Associate Degree in Golf Complex Operations and Management during separate graduation ceremonies on April 25.

"A new generation of golf is just getting started," said Keri Burnett, marketing director at Golf Academy of America. "We saw it on the young faces watching and admiring 21-year-old Jordan Spieth winning the Masters this year, and we see it in the passion and energy that our students bring to the course every day. Our students put in a lot of hard work and are prepared to step into golf careers anywhere in the world. We're looking forward to seeing them thrive."

2015 Golf Academy of America Phoenix graduates and hometowns:

Tyler V. Agneta
Albany, N.Y.

Ian Anthony
Greenville, Penn.

Matthew W. Appleby
Charleston, S.C.

Jeffery Baker
Rossville, Ga.

Anthony Biondo
Long Island, N.Y.

Timothy Brown
Waterloo, N.Y.

Shane Butler
Ridley Park, Penn.

Joseph Carville
Johnstown, N.Y.

Grant Cleary
Groveport, Ohio

William Dearing
Monroe, N.C.

Nicholas Demolat
Melville, N.Y.

Gregory Desroches
Prosperity, S.C.

Patrick Dillon
Bloomsburg, Penn.

Shawn Dorty
Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Steven Douglas
Hereford, Md.

Ethan Dudley
Rocky Mount, Va.

Jared Fisher
Swanzey, N.H.

David Flenke
East Longmeadow, Mass.

Joseph Forget
Waterbury, Conn.

Branden E. Graham
Durham, N.C.

Steven Grooms
Durand, Mich.

Kevin L.Hallman
Indian Trail, N.C.

Joshua B. Hearn
Bassett, Va.

Michael Herron
Asheville, N.C.

Jack L. Keith
Douglasville, Ga.

Ryan Kropski
Minneapolis, Minn.

Stephen Lewis
Buffalo, N.Y.

Aaron K. Mason
Jefferson City, Mo.

Christian Maultsby
Jamestown, N.C.

Jeremiah McBride
Binghamton, N.Y.

Craig McCormick
Midland, Mich.

Richard Minogue
Narragansett, R.I.

Jesse Meath
Pine Bush, N.Y.

Justin Niemeyer
Yadkinville, N.C.

Kirt Parsons
Shallotte, N.C.

Ronnie W Perry
Mount Juliet, Tenn.

James Peyton
Fort Wainwright, Ala.

Jonathan M. Pinto
Danbury, Conn.

Charles A. Seward
Huntingtown, Md.

Justin Spann
Glenfield, N.Y.

Tyler Strickler
Calvert County, Md.

Jeff Szarek
Westmoreland, N.Y.

Aaron Tew
Richmond, Va.

Brett Von Drehle
Hickory, N.C.

Kevin Wall
Clinton, N.J.

Mason Wall
Black River Falls, Wis.

David Westerfield
Lapeer, Mich.

Golf Academy of America, the largest and longest-running 16-month golf career college in the world, prepares graduates for a wide array of golf career opportunities in the $76-billion-a-year industry. Golf Academy of America is a golf course management school offering a comprehensive curriculum of golf instruction and business management and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).

The 16-month program balances classroom studies, practical experience and a comprehensive understanding of both the game and the business of golf. Golf Academy of America boasts an exceptional career placement record for graduates for opportunities including: golf teaching professionals, tournament organizers, club managers and owners, golf manufacturing representatives, product development specialists and golf professionals at golf-related companies, among many other golf career options.

To fill out an online application for May 8 classes or to find out more about GAA opportunities, check out, or call (800) 342-7342. And, visit our Facebook page to see what our talented students and alumni are up to.

About Golf Academy of America
Golf Academy of America (formerly the San Diego Golf Academy) is the largest and longest-running two-year golf college in the world. Golf Academy of America's 16-month program balances classroom studies, practical experience and comprehensive understanding of both the game and the business of golf. Campuses are located in San Diego, Phoenix, Orlando, Myrtle Beach and Dallas. For more information, call 800-342-7342 or visit Golf Academy of America schools are owned and operated by the Education Corporation of America, headquartered in Birmingham, Ala.