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Golf Academy of America in Phoenix graduates 39 with Associate Degree in Golf Complex Operations and Management

Apr 28, 2015

PHOENIX, 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:

Scott Anderson
Ames, Iowa

Aaron Boogaard
Regina, Sask.

Thomas Bowers
Mount Vernon, Ohio

James Chavez
Prescott, Ariz.

Nathan Christiansen
Wheaton, Ill.

Branden Cooper
Surprise, Ariz.

Bryan Cooper
Surprise, Ariz.

Nathaniel Cummings
Missoula, Mont.

Thomas Dawson
Reno, Nev.

Brian Diaz
El Paso, Texas

Willem Dohne
Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Michael Eatherton
Yuba Cita, Calif.

Daniel Fradenburgh
Baker, Mont.

Kyle Fradenburgh
Baker, Mont.

Matthew Gillapsy
Patterson, Calif.

Cameron Hernandez
Goodyear, Ariz.

Chance Hindbaugh
Swartz Creek, Mich.

Brett Johnson
Lehi, Utah

Donald Knudson
Phoenix, Ariz.

Jeremy Langley
Phoenix, Ariz.

Josh McGilvray
Rochester, N.H.

Jake Miller
Cottage Grave, Minn.

Tim Nakae
Los Angeles, Calif.

Tyler Netzke
Sleepy Eye, Minn.

David Neville
Glendale, Ariz.

Charles Pense
St. Helens, Ore.

Dan Robustelli
Chicago, Ill.

Nathen Rother
South Saint Paul, Minn.

Nicholas Routhier
Snowflake, Ariz.

Henry Ruiz
Litchfield Park, Ariz.

Nicholas Scarsorie
Mukilteo, Wash.

Derek Shagin
Oakland, N.J.

Jonas Thomson
Carry the Kettle, Sask.

Kevin Tomlin
Marietta, Ga.

Lorenzo Vigil
Santa Fe, N.M.

Mark Whitney
Pukalani, Maui, Hawaii

Ryan Williams
Washington, Ill.

Michael Winter
Phoenix, Ariz.

Aaron Zwanziger
Huron, S.D.

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.