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Golf Academy of America is proud to announce our latest class of Summer graduates. We had 76 graduates and four President's Award winners across all of our campuses. We now have 11,335 graduates in our 42 year history. Good luck to the next generation of golf-industry professionals!
When Brett Castleberry started at Golf Academy of America, like most college students he probably didn’t have an exact idea of where he saw himself after graduation. One thing was for sure — Brett had a passion for the game and chose Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach to launch a career in the golf industry.
Saying golf is fun is like saying the sky is blue. But did you also know that studies show it could be one of the healthiest physical activities you can do? A lot of people who aren't familiar with the game perceive it as a faux sport that people enjoy while drinking beer and riding in a cart, pausing only long enough to hit the occasional wayward shot.
Like most working professionals, pro athletes need an escape from their day jobs every once in a while. But unlike those with work at a desk, athletes know that their competitive spirits will likely outlast their bodies' abilities to play their trade. So what's the best thing for them to do? Take to the golf course, of course!
So with the 2016 edition and Dustin Johnson's great triumph in the rear view mirror, let's look ahead to the next five U.S. Open sites.
New Partnership with New England College of Business Offers Path to Online Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration
The $76 billion golf industry is changing on a daily basis, and the industry’s success relies on evolutionary leadership. To continue to fill positions with highly qualified professionals, Golf Academy of America — a leader in educating and preparing students for success in the golf industry — has partnered with New England College of Business (NECB) to provide a progressive golf education path.
Our Golf Academy of America campuses enjoyed participating in Community Service Day in early June. The Community Service Day was developed as a means for employees, faculty and students to participate together in a service project.
Unfortunately, chances are strong that you don't have a multi-acre, immaculate, private practice facility in your backyard like the one Tiger Woods has. (Heck, he's practically the only professional golfer with that sweet a setup). But that doesn't mean you can't practice at home. Here are three ideas for using parts of your living space in the eternal quest to shave strokes off your handicap.
Father's Day is coming up this weekend, and even if it didn't coincide with the final round of the U.S. Open each year, it would still be a day on which golf is celebrated as a catalyst for family bonds — especially between fathers, sons and daughters. But since our national championship comes to a head on that day, it's all the more special.
Michael Block ('98 GAA-San Diego) won the 2014 PGA Professional Championship at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, CA in a sudden-death playoff. He notched the victory in his first time playing in the event. Michael currently serves as the Head Golf Professional at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo, CA. Michael was recently named to the GAA Top 100 Alumni list.