GOLF ACADEMY OF AMERICA (GAA) OPENS NEW ORLANDO LOCATION; CAMPUS EXPECTS TO CREATE AN $8.7 MILLION IMPACT ON LOCAL ECONOMY IN 2011
Since 1988, more than 2,300 future golf professionals have graduated from the Golf Academy of America and now they’ve expanded their school to the Orlando market.
Golf Academy of America the largest and longest-running two-year golf career college in the world, officially opened the doors of the new 21,000 square foot campus location in the Orlando suburb of Apopka. The opening was punctuated with an official ribbon cutting ceremony attended by staff, officials from Education Corporation of America and local dignitaries.
“This is an exciting day for Golf Academy of America, but especially for our students who will benefit from this new and state of the art facility,” said Brad Turner, campus director of the Orlando Golf Academy of America. “GAA has been a part of the Orlando community for more than 20 years and we look forward to continuing to produce some of the best future golf professionals in the industry.”
In 2011, the campus and student body is expected to provide an economic impact on the Orlando area of an estimated $8.7 million. Many graduates of the Golf Academy of America still live and work in the Orlando area, some serving in prestigious roles in the $76 billion a year golf industry. Alumni are presently employed at some of Orlando’s finest golf clubs including: Windermere; Lake Nona; Isleworth; Bay Hill; Celebration; Disney; Canongate and the Nick Faldo Golf Institute.
The new campus facility has a 4,000 square foot indoor training center dedicated to golf instruction with the latest and best golf technology including: K-Vest, V1, Trackman, Dynamic Balance System, MEGSA Perfect Practice Equipment, Sam Putt Lab and golf simulators.
Golf Academy of America is a golf course management school that prepares graduates for a wide array of golf career opportunities by 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. This school is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
For more information about Golf Academy of America, go to www.GolfAcademy.edu, or call (800) 342-7342.