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Robert Kellam is a 2012 graduate of Golf Academy of America
What do you do?
I'm a Personnel Specialist in the Navy. I've been stationed here since December 2013.
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.
Cameron Reid is a 2013 graduate of Golf Academy of America
What do you do as Golf Shop Attendant?
I provide customer service through answering phones, booking tee times, checking people in for tee times and merchandising.
James Felter is a 2014 graduate of Golf Academy of America
What do you do as Fleet Manager/Safety?
I'm Fleet Manager / Safety for the largest tractor trailer company on Eastern and Northern seaboard. We deliver product to Sam's and Winn-Dixie.
Charles Reid is a 2005 graduate of Golf Academy of America
What do you do?
I am an Instructor at Algonkian Golf Course, which is part of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority in Sterling, VA. We teach the PGA method with a focus on the physical kinetics of our students. I teach all aspects of the game and all ages. I specialize in teaching those over 50 because, being a baby boomer myself, I understand the kinetics of the more mature age groups.
Approximately 100 guests attended the grand opening of Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach last month. Campus Director Jim Hart welcomed the guests who enjoyed a ribbon cutting, refreshments, tours and golf demonstration during the event. Jason Mann, Sr., Vice President of Marketing, spoke on behalf of owners Education Corporation of America (ECA). Also in attendance from ECA was Marketing Director Keri Burnett. Representing the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce was Shannon Furtick, Membership Retention & Services Manager.
Golf Academy of America's 2014 Employer of the Year award was presented recently to the PGA Tour Superstore management team and western region store managers gathered for a West Coast Summit at their new store in North Scottsdale, Arizona.
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.
Joseph Feekes is a 2009 graduate of Golf Academy of America
What do you do as Assistant Golf Professional?
I assist with the day-to-day golf operations. We host over 100 events yearly and I manage the banquet room and bookings.
Brett Thomaswick - Head Golf Professional at Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club, Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Brett Thomaswick is a 2009 graduate of Golf Academy of America
What do you do as Head Golf Professional?
I'm responsible for managing all areas of the golf operations from the shop to all of the employees. Duties include teaching, merchandising, marketing, budgeting and member relations.