BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Golf Academy of America has hired one of its recent graduates, Kendricke Waldon, as a regional field military relationships specialist.
In his new position, Waldon will assist other military veterans now living in the Southeast in making a transition into a career in the golf industry. Military veterans, eligible to have their educational costs paid and to receive a monthly stipend under the G.I. Bill, make up about 25 percent of the Golf Academy of America student body.
Waldon, who served in the U.S. Army for 20 years, attended Golf Academy of America's Myrtle Beach campus, where he distinguished himself as a leader and a strong role model for fellow students. During his four semesters, he never missed a day of class.
"Kendricke stood out among the students," said Golf Academy of America President Jim Hart. "He displayed impressive leadership skills that will help him throughout his career. He's a great representative for Golf Academy of America."
Waldon enjoyed tremendous success – much of which he credits to his disciplined, military background – as a student, inside and outside of the classroom. He specialized in club making and repair while trimming his scores from the 120s to the low 80s.
"Attending the Golf Academy of America was an opportunity I couldn't pass up," said Waldon, who had little chance to play golf during tours in Kuwait, Kosovo and Iraq. "I got paid to learn job skills in something I enjoy.
"Golf Academy of America is where the rubber meets the road," Waldon said. "This is where you make it happen. The skills you learn in the military are valuable tools for success here."
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, Orlando, Myrtle Beach and Dallas. 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, Alabama. Visit www.ECAColleges.com for more information.
SOURCE Golf Academy of America