BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives of Golf Academy of America, the world's largest and longest-running two-year golf college, announced that the school's fall semester enrollment period will remain open through Sept. 1.
Golf Academy's newest students will spend the next 16 months following a curriculum that blends golf knowledge with business education and leaves graduates well-equipped to step into the $76 billion-per-year golf industry.
Golf Academy of America's facilities are located in San Diego, Phoenix, Dallas, Orlando and Myrtle Beach. The Dallas facility, which opened in January 2012, has seen enrollment increase to over 100 students with classes set to begin on Aug. 29.
"In eight short months, our admissions staff has helped to build a diverse, tight-knit student body. We're thrilled with this progress and expect enrollment numbers to continue increasing here in Dallas," said campus director Greg Gossett.
Students at Golf Academy of America take a complete slate of business courses—accounting, marketing, business law and others—combined with golf-specific classes on such topics as club fitting, golf course design and the history of golf.
"We are proud of the balance of our curriculum, from in-depth business courses to the hands-on golf side of the education we offer our students," said Mike Largent, president of Golf Academy of America. "From teachers to general managers to food-and-beverage directors to master club builders and fitters, our graduates are trained and educated to go directly into positions of significant impact in the golf industry. With the backing of our distinguished advisory board consisting of PGA board members and past presidents, golf CEOs, PGA professionals, and award winning instructors, we are constantly improving our curriculum and the experience of our students."
For more information about Golf Academy of America, visit 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, 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, Ala.
SOURCE Golf Academy of America