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 and encouraged San Diego campus graduates gathered at Rancho Bernardo Inn.
A total of 297 students graduated from the 16-month program, which balances classroom studies, practical experience and a comprehensive understanding of both the game and business of golf, at campuses in San Diego, Phoenix, Dallas, Myrtle Beach and Orlando.
"We're very proud of our graduates," said Golf Academy of America president Jim Hart. "They've worked hard under the guidance of our great staff of PGA professionals, so they're prepared to step into a wide variety of golf career opportunities."
Golf Academy of America boasts an exceptional career placement record for graduates for opportunities including golf teaching professionals, tournament organizers, club managers, golf manufacturing representatives, product development specialists and golf professionals at golf-related companies, among many other golf career options.
Golf Academy of America students benefit from professional partnerships and alliances with industry leaders such as Bridgestone Golf, Edwin Watts Golf Academy, National Golf Course Owners Association, Golf Pride, Antigua, PGA Tour Superstore and Troon Golf.
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. For more information, call 800-342-7342 or visit www.GolfAcademy.edu. The schools are owned and operated by the Education Corporation of America, headquartered in Birmingham, Ala. Visit www.ECAColleges.com for more information.
SOURCE Golf Academy of America