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Get the latest news from Golf Academy of America, plus alumni updates, golf industry insights and tips for improving your game.

A Day in the Life of a Golf Academy of America Student: Peter Watts, Orlando

Each day is different for Golf Academy of America students. Here's an example of just one day in the life of a first-semester student.

Mar 12, 2014

How Can a Swing Simulator Improve Your Game?

Golf is a game of repetition and muscle memory. The more you practice shooting the right way, the easier it will become. At Golf Academy of America, training is a top priority for students, both with instructors and on their own.

Mar 5, 2014

Why Physical Conditioning Matters for Golfers

You’re willing to throw out big bucks for the latest clubs, clothing and lessons with a golf pro. But what about a gym membership?

In the last 20 years or so, perception of golf has transitioned from a “leisure sport” to a game for well-conditioned athletes. Perhaps we have Tiger Woods to thank for this advance. His standard-setting physical regimen off the golf course includes training for cardiovascular fitness, strength and core/flexibility.

Woods’ efforts are backed by solid research. Studies show that improving physical strength, endurance and range of motion could be the key to moving past a plateau and taking your golf game to the next level. Almost all the current pros maintain some type of physical training program. Here’s why you should, too.

Feb 19, 2014

Golf Academy Of America Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Industry education leader grows from humble beginnings to international prominence

February 17, 2014 — Birmingham, Ala. — The brainchild of a California educator who recognized a void in golf industry education, Golf Academy of America celebrates its remarkable 40-year history in March 2014.

In March 1974, Fred Schwartz founded San Diego Golf Academy with 15 students meeting in a mobile home on the grounds of Whispering Palms Country Club, now Morgan Run Resort.

Forty years later, Golf Academy of America is an industry icon, offering expert PGA instruction and training at five U.S. campuses equipped with the finest instructional facilities. Many of Golf Academy of America's more than 5,000 graduates hold prominent positions throughout the golf industry.

Feb 18, 2014