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2014-08-14 12:24:08

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Golf Academy of America, the largest and longest-running two-year golf college in the world, which offers a comprehensive, 16-month program that prepares graduates for a rewarding career in the golf industry, is accepting applications for the 2014 fall semester. Classes are scheduled to begin in early September. All five Golf Academy campuses (San Diego, Orlando, Phoenix, Dallas and Myrtle Beach, S.C.) will host an open house in early...

2011-08-11 08:57:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Golf Academy of America (GAA), the largest and longest-running two-year golf career college in the world, announced today that Mike Largent was recently named as its new president. Previous GAA president Chris Hunkler retired, but will continue to assist the organization as a consultant. Largent began his new duties on July 22, 2011. GAA is part of the Birmingham, Ala.-based Education Corporation of America (ECA) whose educational properties...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'