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5 Golf Courses to Play in Myrtle Beach

5 Golf Courses to Play in Myrtle Beach

Golf Academy of America has five campuses located in golf paradises throughout the country. Our students reap the rewards because they get to play some amazing courses, including special access to courses near their campus.
Check out some of the courses you can play near Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach:

Apr 29, 2015

5 Fun Things to Do in Myrtle Beach When You're not Golfing

5 Fun Things to Do in Myrtle Beach When You're not Golfing

To golf lovers, Myrtle Beach begins and ends with golf. They know where every course is located. They know how long it takes to get from one course to another. They know if it rains at 11 a.m. on a Tuesday in the summer it will clear up by 12:15 p.m.

Myrtle Beach has 100 championship golf courses in the area, which is one of the reasons it is the perfect location for a golf college. And for Golf Academy of America students at the Myrtle Beach campus, it’s all golf all the time. But we understand that every once in a while you need to get your mind off the game. Luckily, there’s so much more to Myrtle Beach than golf.

Here are five fun things to do in Myrtle Beach when you aren’t on the course:

Apr 27, 2015

Q&A with Author and Golf Coach John Edwin DeVore

Golfer's Palette by Dr John Edwin Devore

John Edwin DeVore is the author of, “Golfer’s Palette: Preparing for Peak Performance” and a graduate of the Golf Academy of America-Phoenix.

Q. How did you decide to attend Golf Academy of America?
A. In winter 2008, my son, Doug, called from Glendale, Arizona and said, “Dad, I am thinking about a career change and attending the Golf Academy of America.” Still in a lingering search for a new beginning following retirement in 1993, my immediate response was, “Why don’t I come to Arizona and attend the Academy with you?” We chatted about it for a few minutes; and our decision was made. In January 2009, we were off to Chandler, Arizona, Golf Academy of America and I was there for 14 months living with Doug in an apartment adjacent to the second green on San Marcos Resort Golf Course, Chandler, Arizona.

Apr 24, 2015

5 Golf Courses to Play in Phoenix

Man hitting golf ball with a putter

Golf Academy of America has five campuses located in golf paradises throughout the country. Our students reap the rewards because they get to play some amazing courses, including special access to courses near their campus.

Check out some of the courses you can play near Golf Academy of America in Phoenix:

Apr 22, 2015

Explore Golf Academy of America's new Myrtle Beach campus

Myrtle Beach Students Working in the Club Fitting Lab

The new Golf Academy of America Myrtle Beach campus recently moved from its Grand Strand location to a new spot in the heart of it all, minutes from the Myrtle Beach's famous boardwalk and Sky Wheel. With more than 12,000 graduates to date, Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach needed a larger, more modern facility that would be poised for growth.

Apr 20, 2015

5 Rewarding Golf Careers You May Not Know About

Man swinging golf club.

As an invitational tournament with the smallest field of all the majors, The Masters limits its participants to about 100 players each year. Those 100 guys are the ones who get all of the attention, and rightfully so, considering they are the best golfers in the world, performing on perhaps its biggest stage.

But think about all of the golf professionals behind the scenes that it takes to put on the tournament. There are tournament administrators, food and beverage managers, retail managers and course superintendents. And those are just the people involved at the course level. Consider the club designers and club makers. Then there are the golf apparel brands, sponsor teams, sales teams, not to mention swing coaches and golf instructors.

Apr 17, 2015

National Golf Day is Every Day at Golf Academy of America

Man swinging golf club

April 15 is an important day in the United States. Yes, it’s tax day, but that’s not what we’re talking about. For Golf Academy of America, it doesn’t get much better than National Golf Day, which also takes place on April 15. A group of golf industry leaders and partners called WE ARE GOLF created National Golf Day as a way to promote the economic impact and importance of the game of golf and to discuss the health benefits of golf with congressional leaders on Capitol Hill. Be sure to follow the day’s activities and get some great information about the benefits of golf by following the hashtag #NGD15.

Apr 15, 2015

5 Cities for Golf Lovers

5 Cities for Golf Lovers

Location is everything when it comes to business, home buying, and golf schools. Why golf schools? Well, the simple answer to that question is that golfers love to golf, and for great golf you need great weather.

For this reason, Golf Academy of America’s campuses are strategically located in five of the best golf spots in the United States: Myrtle Beach, Orlando, Dallas, Phoenix, and San Diego.

Apr 14, 2015

Is it Time to Upgrade Your Golf Equipment?

Golf shoes

With some sports, you can get away with keeping your gear and equipment for a long time without worrying that it will become obsolete. Golf, in a lot of ways, is the complete opposite. Technology and manufacturing advancements, especially with golf clubs, can make your golf equipment practically ancient after one summer of use. This isn’t to say that all of your golf gear has to be brand new every year, but if you have old versions of the following items, it may be time to upgrade.

Apr 7, 2015

Traditional with a Twist: Golf Apparel for the 2015 Season

At Golf Academy of America, students are encouraged to look and act tournament-ready throughout their time at school. It’s all about taking pride in your appearance and your golf game, especially since there are many opportunities for networking and meeting future employers.

Mar 31, 2015