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Jobs in Golf: Marketing

Fred Barr, Director of Career Services for Golf Academy of America in Phoenix, experienced the power of marketing firsthand during the time he operated golf courses. “We had a large marketing budget,” he said. “It was to ensure that our branding was prominent in the golf and business community, to attract ...

Jan 7, 2015

From Intern to Golf Instructor: The Journey of Kiel Alderink

If you’re in a golf match and your opponent hits his ball into the water, you have to hit a good shot and win the hole. It sounds simple, but you never know when you’ll get another opportunity for the win. In life, we get similar opportunities, just on a much bigger ...

Dec 23, 2014

Careers in Golf: Golf Course Architect

As a sport, the game of golf is tied to the courses on which it is played. It’s not a stretch to say that the development of new courses and the buildings and amenities that are a part of them is integral to growth of the game. A swell in new course construction ...

Dec 22, 2014

Jobs in Golf: Golf Associations

The game of golf involves many professionals – players, groundskeepers, club fitters, manufacturers, salespeople, country club owners, and more. With so many moving parts, it’s essential that professional associations produce standards and keep the ...

Nov 25, 2014

16 Months (or less) to a Career Change

What if you could successfully switch to a completely new career where you love going to work every day in just over 12 months? Sure, it seems like a quick turnaround. With the help of Golf Academy of America, Corey Fields did just that.

Nov 24, 2014

Jobs in Golf: Turf Management

Lush fairways and greens have become synonymous with the game of golf. If you’d prefer the great outdoors to an office, love the sport and have a green thumb, a career in turf management might ...

Nov 18, 2014

From Construction to Golf Instructor to Author: Dan Courtney’s Story

Dan Courtney needed a change. He worked in construction. It was going ok, but nothing special. Then the recession hit. The construction industry fell flat. It wasn’t like construction was his calling either way. It was a decent living, but he wanted something more.

Nov 10, 2014

Jobs in Golf: Club Fitter

Golf club fitters have a passion for education and helping pros and amateurs improve their game. They work one-on-one with a client to build personalized equipment, taking size, strength and athletic ability into consideration. Good club fitters grasp the ...

Oct 28, 2014

Golf Is More Than a Game. It’s a Career.

“It’s just a game.” Growing up, most of us have had a parent or coach console us after a disappointing day at the field, gym or golf course. And for most of us, that is quite true. You have to be exceptionally gifted at a sport – golf in particular – to make the game into a career. But what if that isn’t the case? What if ...

Oct 20, 2014

Jobs in Golf: Retail

From clubs and tees, right down to specialized shoes, golf is a sport that requires a fair amount of gear. A retail outlet is any place where golfers can purchase equipment, clothing and supplies. Approximately 25 percent of total consumer spending on golf is in ...

Oct 14, 2014