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Golf Academy of America's top 5 most difficult par 3s in Orlando

Orlando: the famous vacation destination for those seeking warm weather, fun attractions and an all-around great time. Orlando is an awesome place to visit. But if you're considering going to golf college, add the Orlando location of Golf Academy of America to the top of your list. Not only is it in a sunny location, but the Orlando campus is surrounded by a large number of renowned, award-winning golf courses that students can enjoy playing year-round.

Aug 3, 2015

Charles Rick Vaughn – Golf Event Coordinator at Troon Golf, Rancho Mirage, California

Charles Rick Vaughn

Charles "Rick" Vaughn is a 2012 graduate of Golf Academy of America.

What do you do as Golf Event Coordinator?
I coordinate groups, tournaments and fundraisers ranging anywhere from as small as 12 guests to 144 guests on two different 18 hole facilities.

Aug 1, 2015

Jeff Morgan – Assistant General Manager at Eagle Golf, Mesa, Arizona

Jeff Morgan is a 2013 graduate of Golf Academy of America.

What do you do as Assistant General Manager?
I manage the day-to-day operations of Eagle Golf.

Jul 29, 2015

Golf Academy of America Faculty Profile: Brad Turner, Orlando campus director

Brad Turner

Golf Academy of America has always held high standards for providing their students with the best possible education. That is why we enlisted Brad Turner, a PGA member and short game master, nearly 24 years ago as an instructor and then as the campus director of our Orlando campus.

Jul 27, 2015

Maurice Rajotte – Associate Golf Professional at Pinebrook Golf & Country Club, Calgary, Alberta

Maurice Rajotte

Maurice Rajotte is a 2007 graduate of Golf Academy of America.

What do you do as Assistant Golf Professional?
Regular pro shop responsibilities. Manage back shop staff, organize pro shop merchandise. Club fittings, lessons, make sure the members have a great experience every time they come out.

Jul 26, 2015

Paul Ramirez

Paul Ramirez is a 2014 graduate of Golf Academy of America

What were the biggest influences on your career choice of golf?
Attending Golf Academy of America was one of the best decisions I made to insure me of a position in the golf industry. Meeting and networking with professionals who know and understand what it takes to become a proud member of the golf profession.

Jul 23, 2015

Student and Alumni Newsletter July 2015

Meet Chris Pierce who grew up playing every sport he could get his hands on including hockey, golf, soccer, football, and lacrosse. But it was golf that piqued his interest the most. Now in his third semester at Golf Academy of America Myrtle Beach and expecting to graduate in December, he talks about hitting his first hole-in-one.

Jul 22, 2015

Benjamin Nofs – Assistant Golf Professional at Lakeview Hills Golf Resort, Lexington, Michigan

Benjamin Nofs

Benjamin Nofs is a 2014 graduate of Golf Academy of America.

What do you do as Assistant Golf Professional?
As assistant golf professional, I am responsible for league operations and general pro shop duties.

Jul 20, 2015

Golf Academy of America Myrtle Beach student Chris Pierce talks about hitting his first hole-in-one



Chris Pierce is a Golf Academy of America student from Waterboro, Maine. He grew up playing every sport he could get his hands on: hockey, golf, soccer, football and lacrosse. But golf piqued his interest the most. He is in his third semester at Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach and is expected to graduate in December.

Jul 20, 2015

Biman Mishra – Players Assistant at Waldorf-Astoria The Boulders Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona

Biman Mishra

Biman Mishra is a 2010 graduate of Golf Academy of America.

What do you do as Players Assistant?
I manage day-to-day operations for players and golf staff.

Jul 17, 2015