BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A total of 173 students from Golf Academy of America (GAA) campuses in Myrtle Beach, Orlando, Phoenix and San Diego earned an associate degree in Golf Complex Operations and Management during separate graduation ceremonies on August 19. GAA graduating classes were composed of students from 34 states and two foreign countries including Canada and South Africa.
"These students put in a lot of hard work and all of them are now well prepared to step into golf career opportunities anywhere in the world," said Mike Largent, president of Golf Academy of America. "Our students are some of the best trained and most knowledgeable golf career professionals in the industry. When they leave Golf Academy of America, they are recognized as the future golf professionals who will lead this industry."
The GAA is the largest and longest-running two-year golf career college in the world and prepares graduates for a wide array of golf career opportunities in the $76 billion a year industry. Golf Academy of America 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.
The GAA boasts an exceptional career placement record for graduates for opportunities including: golf teaching professionals, tournament organizers, club managers and owners, golf manufacturing representatives, product development specialists and golf professionals at golf-related companies, among many other golf career options.
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, 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, Alabama. Visit www.ECAColleges.com for more information.
SOURCE Golf Academy of America