Golf Academy of America to Donate More Than 800 Golf Clubs to Lorena Ochoa Golf Foundation and Other Charities After Second Annual Clubs Fore Christmas Campaign

Lorena Ochoa Golf Foundation and First Tee of Phoenix to Receive Refurbished Clubs

Jan 31, 2013, 18:59 ET from Golf Academy of America

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Golf Academy of America (GAA) officials announced today that the two-year golf career college collected more than 800 golf clubs across its five campuses at the culmination of their second-annual Clubs Fore Christmas campaign.

GAA students well versed in club building and fitting then worked together to clean, re-grip and re-shaft those clubs in order to prepare them to benefit the children of the Lorena Ochoa Golf Foundation and the First Tee of Phoenix.

Dozens of people came to the GAA's campuses in Myrtle Beach, Orlando, Dallas, Phoenix and San Diego in the spirit of giving and exchanged their well-used golf clubs for complimentary half-hour lessons with GAA students and expert instructors.

"On behalf of our students and staff, I would like to extend my gratitude to everyone involved in this successful campaign," said Mike Largent, president of Golf Academy of America. "Collecting more than 800 golf clubs for these great causes is a wonderful testament to the generous spirit of golfers."

The Lorena Ochoa Golf Foundation's aim is to craft and encourage health, fitness, education and inclusion programs that incorporate golf, especially in a family setting.

The First Tee instills positive values in young people through the game of golf, operating on a national scale and providing safe spaces for children as well as positive role models and mentoring.

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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 The schools are owned and operated by the Education Corporation of America, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. Visit for more information.

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