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Jerome Maxi Student, Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach

Aug 23, 2012

Leeza Gibbons and Bill Rancic, hosts of the nationally-syndicated TV show, "America Now," recently profiled the Myrtle Beach campus of Golf Academy of America.

One of the students interviewed was Mt. Pleasant, S.C. resident Jerome Maxi.

"I knew nothing about golf when I got here," says Maxi. The rookie joined the school in July because he was looking for an outlet for himself and a way to help others.

As a wounded veteran, golf was one of the things that fit the criteria.

"I was kind of limited in a lot of things that I could do," says Maxi. "Golf has actually made me grow a little bit more. It's been good therapy for me."

Maxi hopes to one day teach underprivileged children the game he's learned to love once he graduates and his story is just one of many.