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Golf Academy of America students and graduates know that values learned through golf don’t stop at the 18th hole. Interpersonal skills, self-management and goal setting are positive side effects that give golfers the tools to be impactful outside of the game. Organizations like The First Tee are passing those ideals on to kids.
Each year on Veterans Day, Golf Academy of America honors the men and women who have served our country by conducting a fundraiser called Patriots Under Par. Veteran students and faculty from all five campuses play 11 hours of golf in their respective cities to raise funds for organizations that serve our military veterans.
Buzz Gill, director of career services on the Golf Academy of America (GAA) – San Diego campus, has spent 42 years as a PGA professional. Like quite a few GAA instructors and staff, he’s worked at golf clubs where legendary pros putted the greens and walked off with PGA trophies.
As with many of today’s leisure activities and expenses, people have begun saying no to golf for two main reasons: takes too long and costs too much. But unlike other sports, golf is equipped to instantly adapt to a shorter, cheaper version of itself.