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Student and Alumni Newsletter - November 2013

Nov 29, 2013

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On Monday, 11/11/13, veteran GAA students will celebrate Veterans Day with events that benefit Salute Military Golf Association.

In recognition and honor of our military veterans who sacrifice so much for our country -- thank you. Learn more

What's Hot

GAA Alumni Rank Among World's Longest Drivers

Three GAA grads gave outstanding performances in the 2013 Re/Max World Long Drive Championship with B. Traux reaching Sweet 16 and T. Beasley and Robinson finished in the top 64. We are proud of our graduates!


Worth Mentioning

It's a Three-peat for Team Iorio in President's Cup!

For the third time in a row, Team Iorio defeated Team Kaese in the Fall 2013 President's Cup in California with a final score of 12 points to 9. Round 1 was played in rural Fallbrook and Round 2 in exclusive Rancho Santa Fe. Congrats to the winning team!


Check Out Our Campuses

GAA Phoenix Hosts Motivational Event for Students

Nearly 90 GAA students enjoyed an evening with PGA and Business Professionals full of encouragement and inspiration. Themed "A Conversation About Your Future - It Only Takes One Who Cares," students learned to be ready for life-changing encounters.

 

GAA Phoenix Caddies for Kids with Bleeding Disorders

CSL Behring - specializing in manufacturing therapies for rare and serious diseases - held their 2013 Gettin' in the Game Junior National Championship at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass in Ariz. with GAA Phoenix students volunteering as caddies for the special event.

 

Grad Speaks to 4th-Semester Students at San Diego

Colby Rust, 1st assistant at the private Del Mar Country Club in Calif., returns to GAA San Diego each semester to speak to students about what it takes to be a successful golf professional. Students and grads are also currently employed at the club.


Spotlight Story

SCGA and GAA Club Building Project

by Jonathan Standiford, GAA Enrollment Specialist

The SCGA Youth on Course Program serves more than three thousand junior golfers in Southern California by teaching them life lessons through the game of golf. They offer affordable instruction and access to local golf facilities in addition to college advising, scholarships and competitive play. Twenty percent of these students receive some sort of financial assistance and do not have access to newer golf equipment.

GAA recently had an opportunity to fit and build clubs for juniors in So. Calif. Robbie Matz, Program Manager for the SCGA Youth on Course, asked GAA to build sets of golf clubs for its juniors in need. Happy to help, GAA students in San Diego built 225 golf clubs and delivered them to SCGA.

This is just one of the many ways that GAA is growing the game of golf while providing our students with exceptional opportunities to learn and contribute at the same time.