Quantcast
Last updated on April 16, 2014 at 17:34 EDT

Latest Golf Academy of America Stories

2014-02-17 16:20:38

Industry Education Leader Grows From Humble Beginnings to International Prominence BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The brainchild of a California educator who recognized a void in golf industry education, Golf Academy of America celebrates its remarkable 40-year history in March 2014. In March 1974, Fred Schwartz founded San Diego Golf Academy with 15 students meeting in a mobile home on the grounds of Whispering Palms Country Club, now Morgan Run Resort. Forty...

2014-02-03 16:22:52

Reputation Puts Alumni in High Demand With Employers Throughout Golf Industry BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether it's working for a prestigious golf facility or golf manufacturer, or teaching golf lessons on a cruise ship, recent job placements of Golf Academy of America graduates suggest that exciting career journeys are ahead. "Golf Academy of America gave me the confidence I needed to feel like I could do anything I wanted within the industry," said Paul...

2013-12-17 16:22:12

TaylorMade-Adidas Golf Global Vice President Mike Ferris Gives Keynote Address at San Diego Campus BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TaylorMade-Adidas Golf global vice president Mike Ferris was the keynote speaker in San Diego as students from the five Golf Academy of America campuses received their associate degree in Golf Complex Operations and Management during separate ceremonies Dec. 13. Ferris, who oversees product marketing at TaylorMade-Adidas, congratulated...

2013-11-25 16:24:37

Qualified Women in High Demand in Many Positions throughout Golf Industry BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Karlene Hadley didn't have to worry about finding a job as her graduation from Golf Academy of America approached. Hadley, who will finish Golf Academy of America's 16-month associate degree program in December, had attractive job offers several weeks prior to graduation. In her new career, she wants to utilize a variety of skills ranging from instruction to club...

2013-11-13 16:25:26

National Guardsman Michael McVeigh, with Help from Classmates, Speeds Around Brookhaven Country Club on Veterans Day FARMERS BRANCH, Texas, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After playing 198 holes in eight hours on Veterans Day, beginning at the crack of dawn, Michael McVeigh showed little, if any, signs of weariness. No sweat - his clothes were wet only from a champagne shower by fellow veterans who had helped him get around Brookhaven Country Club's President's Course at the amazing...

2013-11-05 12:26:22

Michael McVeigh Faces All-Day Challenge on Veterans Day at Brookhaven Country Club in Farmers Branch, Texas BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Veterans Day, Michael McVeigh's performance on the golf course won't be judged by his scorecard. Instead, he'll be racing against the clock. McVeigh, a student at Golf Academy of America in Dallas whose stint in the Army included tours in Iraq and Somalia, will spend 11 hours racing around Brookhaven Country Club in a quest to...

2013-10-29 16:23:35

Truax Reaches Sweet 16 at Re/Max World Long Drive Championship; Beasley and Robinson Make Top 64 BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tyler Beasley didn't play golf before he enrolled at Golf Academy of America's Orlando golf college five years ago. Today, he's a scratch player teaching the game to others and dazzling audiences by hitting a ball more than 400 yards in exhibitions throughout Florida. "I didn't know anything before I went to Golf Academy of America," said...

2013-09-30 16:24:16

Wins Event Overseen By President George W. Bush By Nine Strokes BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, Sept. 28, Ret. Cpl. Chad Pfeifer, an alumnus of Golf Academy of America, won the Warrior Open, organized by the George W. Bush Institute and overseen by President George W. Bush, by nine strokes, topping a field of 23 retired servicemen wounded in combat. The victory was Pfeifer's third straight, coming in the event's third year. Rounds of 71-75 at Las Colinas...

2013-09-13 16:23:38

Eric Poplowski Draws College Coaches' Attention After Improving to Scratch Golfer BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eric Poplowski wanted to play on a college golf team, but wasn't getting many offers. So he left his home in suburban Pittsburgh to enroll in Golf Academy of America in San Diego, where he whittled four shots off his handicap to become a scratch golfer while completing the 16-month accredited associate's degree program. After earning All-American honors...

2013-09-03 16:25:43

Wounded Veteran From Charlotte, N.C., Heals With Help From Golf BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Andrew Montgomery credits golf with helping him heal from wounds throughout his body caused by a triple-strand IED in Afghanistan in April 2011. Though he had played only a dozen or so rounds before his injuries, the Army staff sergeant was encouraged to play during his recuperation at Fort Drum, N.Y. "When I was out on the course, I was thinking about the next shot," said...