BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives with Golf Academy of America (GAA) have announced that 1993 Orlando campus alumnus Jason Helman has been named Canadian PGA Teacher of the Year. Helman is currently serving as the director of instruction at Wyndance Golf Club in Uxbridge, Ontario. He was named Ontario PGA Teacher of the Year last October. The Canadian Professional Golf Association (CPGA) is a non-profit association comprised of approximately 3,700 golf professionals across the country with a mandate to promote and advance the game of golf.
"My goal last year was to win one of these two awards," said Helman. "On March 6, 2010, I posted those golf career goals on my Facebook page as a constant reminder to strive to be the best. My goal has been achieved and while I am very gratified, I am also very honored and humbled to receive such an honor."
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 an accredited golf course management school offering a comprehensive curriculum of golf instruction and business management. The 16-month program balances classroom studies, practical experience and a comprehensive understanding of both the game and the business of golf.
Graduates from the GAA earn an associate degree in Golf Complex Operations and Management. The GAA boasts an exceptional career placement record for graduates for opportunities on all levels of the golf industry.
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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