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How to Break Into the Golf Industry With a Degree from Golf Academy Of America: Make a Career Out of Golf With These Industry Jobs
Ben Hogan once said, “The most important shot in golf is the next one.” He may as well have been talking about graduates of the Golf Academy of America. What you do after you get your degree is what will take your golf career to the next level.
In April 2011, Andrew Montgomery was serving the United States as a Staff Sergeant in Afghanistan. An encounter with a triple-strand IED caused wounds throughout his body, sending him home to recuperate at Fort Drum, N.Y. It was there that he discovered the game of golf, which he used as a tool for recovery.
Even before graduation, 60 percent of the August class at Golf Academy of America in San Diego campus had already found jobs in the golfing industry. "I have grads we placed in previous years now calling me to find out about placing more grads where they're working," says Buzz Gill, director of career services on the San Diego campus.
When it comes to golf scores, a course's grass is just as important as the lay of the land. Playing surface affects ball speed and direction of travel. In short, mastering the putting green means getting to know grass.