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James McGinnis of Holden Beach joined 95 fellow students from the Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach, S.C. to earn an associate degree in Golf Complex Operations and Management during graduation ceremonies Dec. 14.
“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 country,” said Jim Hart, campus director of the Myrtle Beach 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 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 an accredited golf course management school offering a comprehensive curriculum of golf instruction and business management. The 16-month program balances classroom studies, experience and a comprehensive understanding of both the game and the business of golf.
Job opportunities include being 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.