FARMERS BRANCH, Texas, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A total of 16 students from the Golf Academy of America in Dallas earned associate degrees in Golf Complex Operations and Management during graduation ceremonies on April 19. This is the first class of students to graduate from the newest of Golf Academy of America's five campuses, which opened its doors in early 2012. Ceremonies were held at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving.
Dallas' 16 graduates are part of a total of 185 Spring 2013 graduates from Golf Academy of America, which also has campuses in Myrtle Beach, Orlando, Phoenix and San Diego.
"We are so proud of this first graduating class from our campus," said Greg Gossett, director of Golf Academy of America in Dallas. "Our students are some of the best trained and most knowledgeable members of the industry. When our graduates finish the program, they earn recognition as the future golf professionals who will lead the industry."
The largest and longest-running two-year golf career college in the world, Golf Academy of America prepares graduates for numerous career opportunities in the $76 billion-per-year golf industry. It is a golf course management school offering a comprehensive curriculum of golf instruction and business management and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). The 16-month program balances classroom studies, practical experience and a comprehensive understanding of both the game and the business of golf.
Golf Academy of America boasts an exceptional career placement record for graduates, who go on to become teaching professionals, tournament organizers, club owners and managers, clubfitters and many other professions in the industry.
For more information about Golf Academy of America, go to www.GolfAcademy.edu, or call (800) 342-7342.
About Golf Academy of America
Golf Academy of America (formerly the San Diego Golf Academy) is the largest and longest-running two-year golf college in the world. Golf Academy of America's 16-month program balances classroom studies, practical experience and comprehensive understanding of both the game and the business of golf. Campuses are located in San Diego, Phoenix, Dallas, Orlando and Myrtle Beach. The schools are owned and operated by the Education Corporation of America, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. Visit www.ECAColleges.com for more information.
SOURCE Golf Academy of America