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Student and Alumni Newsletter October 2015

Featured Class: Sports Psychology

Even those who aren't golf equipment nuts will admit that it is an incredibly vibrant industry-within-an-industry. Every week, there seems to be hot new woods, wedges, putters or irons coming out of Carlsbad, Phoenix and anywhere else steel, titanium and tungsten are forged and cast.

Oct 19, 2015

Which Golf Courses Can Golf Academy of America Students Play in San Diego?

Which Golf Courses Can Golf Academy of America Students Play in San Diego?

A great deal of learning goes on every day at Golf Academy of America's campuses across the United States. So does a lot of golf. Check out some of the fine area facilities Golf Academy of America in San Diego students can expect to experience during their four semesters.

Oct 16, 2015

3 Ideas That Could Re-energize the FedEx Cup

3 Ideas That Could Re-energize the FedEx Cup
Image: Steve Burns/CC-BY-2.0

Here at Golf Academy of America, we're all golf nuts. If the PGA Tour decided to hold a tournament at the most uninteresting goat pasture in golf, we'd still tune in to watch the pros duke it out.

Still, once the PGA Championship ends each August, the golf season gradually loses steam (with the one-week-every-other-year exception of the Ryder Cup and sometimes the Presidents Cup). This doesn't make sense; we're closing in on a full decade with the season-capping, four-event FedEx Cup Playoffs. Even the fact that the winner receives $10 million just doesn't seem to give it enough oomph.

So, here are some new ideas that might pep things up a bit:

Oct 15, 2015

9 Best Golf Bags for your Next Round

9 Best Golf Bags for your Next Round

Although it is often overlooked, the golf bag is an important piece of golf equipment and should not be ignored. In a lot of ways, a golf bag is like the façade of the golfer's house: It gives others a palpable first impression of the gear and skill within. The type of golf bag you carry can say a lot about you.

Shopping for a new golf bag? Our golf experts at Golf Academy of America have compiled a list of some of the best golf bags out there:

Oct 14, 2015

4 Golf Academy of America Teams Named Top in the Nation in NCCGA Fall 2015 Rankings

4 Golf Academy of America Teams Named Top in the Nation in NCCGA Fall 2015 Rankings

The fall tournament season has been an exciting one at Golf Academy of America. After big wins in regional tournaments for the National Collegiate Club Golf Association (NCCGA), four Golf Academy of America teams were among the best in the nation when the NCCGA released its fall 2015 rankings on Oct. 7.

Oct 9, 2015

Golf Academy of America PGA Professionals Name Their Favorite Golf Training Aids

Trackman

Golf Academy of America's five campuses are home not only to experienced faculty, but also to some of the latest golf technology. The equipment is used to improve the playing abilities of the student body and to educate them on the golf swing so that they, in turn, can pass their expertise on to others.

Oct 7, 2015

Featured Class: Sports Psychology at Golf Academy of America

Featured Class: Sports Psychology at Golf Academy of America

There's plenty to learn about golf when you're not on the green. That's why our rigorous academic program ensures that graduates have left no stone unturned — on or off the golf course.

Oct 5, 2015

5 Great New Irons That Are Turning Golfers' Heads

Mizuno

Even those who aren't golf equipment nuts will admit that it is an incredibly vibrant industry-within-an-industry. Every week, there seems to be hot new woods, wedges, putters or irons coming out of Carlsbad, Phoenix and anywhere else steel, titanium and tungsten are forged and cast.

Oct 2, 2015

Golf Academy of America graduate and U.S. Marine Eric Jordan makes transition to assistant golf pro

Eric Jordan

In many ways, golf is a deceptive game. To the outsider, it seems pretty straightforward — after all, how hard can it be to hit a ball that isn't even moving as in baseball or racket sports?

Sep 30, 2015

British and American students compete in mock Ryder Cup at Golf Academy of America in Orlando

The weekly open golf rounds that Golf Academy of America students enjoy as part of their tuition are usually competitive — after all, these guys are passionate about the game of golf — but a recent round at our Orlando campus turned into a simulated Ryder Cup challenge.

Sep 28, 2015