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Golf Academy of America graduate and U.S. Marine Eric Jordan makes transition to assistant golf pro

Eric Jordan

In many ways, golf is a deceptive game. To the outsider, it seems pretty straightforward — after all, how hard can it be to hit a ball that isn't even moving as in baseball or racket sports?

Sep 30, 2015

British and American students compete in mock Ryder Cup at Golf Academy of America in Orlando

The weekly open golf rounds that Golf Academy of America students enjoy as part of their tuition are usually competitive — after all, these guys are passionate about the game of golf — but a recent round at our Orlando campus turned into a simulated Ryder Cup challenge.

Sep 28, 2015

What is David Leadbetter's A-Swing method, and will it improve your golf game?

A-Swing method
Image: Wojciech Migda/CC-BY-SA-3.0

Golf swing methods can sometimes resemble fad diets — they crop up from respected teachers, gain momentum among some Tour pros and a handful of amateurs, but eventually fizzle out.

Sep 25, 2015

How one golf lesson inspired Golf Academy of America student Dan Bubany to pursue a career in golf

Dan Bubany

When Dan Bubany traveled to Chicago in October 2014 for a one-off golf lesson with a well-regarded instructor, he had no idea just how much more he'd get out of it than a couple putting stroke pointers.

Sep 23, 2015

Which golf courses can Golf Academy of America students play in Orlando?

Eagle Creek Golf Club


A great deal of learning goes on every day at Golf Academy of America's campuses across the United States. So does a lot of golf. The chance to experience a wide range of challenging courses is a tuition perk for Golf Academy of America students.

Sep 14, 2015

How to Choose the Best Golf Shoes to Suit Your Style

How to Choose the Best Golf Shoes to Suit Your Style

The last few years have seen something of an explosion in the golf fashion industry. Every edition of the annual PGA Merchandise Show brings a new crop of clothiers hoping to find their way into golfers closets, a battleground that may now be even more hotly contested than their golf bags.

Sep 10, 2015

Golf Academy of America student Jeff Beaver describes transition from military life to golf college

Jeff Beaver

Golf is popularly regarded as perhaps the hardest sport in the world to play. But for Golf Academy of America student Jeff Beaver, it's all relative. Compared to his prior career, golf is a piece of cake.

Sep 9, 2015

5 Golf Apps to Improve Your Game

5 Golf Apps to Improve Your Game

Usually when you hear of a tour player "phoning it in," there's a pretty good chance he or she is just trying to muddle through a tough first two rounds before missing the cut at a tournament.

At Golf Academy of America, we embrace using technology to improve your golf game. Here are five of the best golf apps you can download on your smartphone that can help you become a better player.

Sep 7, 2015

Golf Academy of America alumni Chad Ristow puts experience to work as Golf Channel's VP of coaching operations for online golf lessons

Chad Ristow

Chad Ristow graduated from Golf Academy of America in Orlando in 2013. Today, he's the vice president of coaching operations for Athlete Nation and Golf Channel's Swing Fix, which offer online golf lessons through video analysis from professional instructors

Sep 4, 2015

Which golf courses can Golf Academy of America students play in Phoenix?

Seville Golf & Country Club

A great deal of learning goes on every day at Golf Academy of America’s campuses across the United States. So does a lot of golf. The chance to experience a wide range of challenging courses is a tuition perk for Golf Academy of America students. As part of their education, students at the Phoenix campus have access to tee times at a variety of exceptional local facilities.

Sep 4, 2015