Golf Academy of America is proud to announce our latest class of Summer graduates. We had 76 graduates and four President's Award winners across all of our campuses. We now have 11,335 graduates in our 42 year history. Good luck to the next generation of golf-industry professionals!
Michael Block ('98 GAA-San Diego) won the 2014 PGA Professional Championship at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, CA in a sudden-death playoff. He notched the victory in his first time playing in the event. Michael currently serves as the Head Golf Professional at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo, CA. Michael was recently named to the GAA Top 100 Alumni list.
GAA finished the spring with a strong showing at the NCCGA National Championship held at The Resort at Glade Springs in Daniels, WV. Four of our teams finished in the Top 16 in the country (out 300+ teams) with GAA-Myrtle Beach finishing T4th, GAA-Dallas T6th, GAA-Orlando T11th and GAA-San Diego 16th.
GAA-Myrtle Beach won the April 2016 Regional tournament at Crowfield Golf Club over University of South Carolina by 4 shots. GAA student, Daniel Childress takes home the victory with a score of 149 (+5). Mark Mullery finished in the Top 5 with a score of 154 (+10). Congratulations to the Myrtle Beach team!
The Golf Channel's Lauren Thompson will feature Todd Sones and the Orlando campus on Tuesday, March 29th. Be sure to catch the show and check out the pictures that will be posted on the Golf Academy of America Facebook page.
GAA-Dallas student, Blaine Butner wins NCCGA Texas region with 71-69=140 (-2) and is named NCCGA National Player of the Week! GAA-Dallas finished 2nd in the Texas Regional event.
Congratulations to Ryan Gray who was recently named Head Golf Professional at Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. Ryan is a 2005 graduate of our Myrtle Beach campus, and has had great success in his golf career. He had previously been the Head Golf Professional at Honeybrook Golf Club in Honeybrook, PA.
Success in the golf industry can be achieved in many ways. It is wonderful to hear all of the great success stories of Golf Academy of America graduates. The industry continues to evolve, and the curriculum is focused on training students on the game, the business, and the technology of golf. Students who focus their passion, drive and enthusiasm on these three key areas are primed for successful careers in golf.
Happy New Year!
It is hard to believe it is already 2016 with all of the great things going on in the golf industry. The 2016 PGA Merchandise Show will be held in Orlando in late January, and I would expect many GAA graduates to be in attendance. Many of our graduates are working in various parts of the industry, and the show is a tremendous opportunity to network.
Happy New Year!
It is hard to believe it is already 2016 with all of the great things going on in the golf industry. The 2016 PGA Merchandise Show will be held in Orlando in late January providing a tremendous opportunity to network.