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Golf Academy of America Holds Summer 2018 Graduation


Golf Academy of America Holds Summer 2018 Graduation

During the 2018 summer graduation ceremonies at each of the school's five locations, Golf Academy of America congratulated dozens of graduates on completing their studies. At Golf Academy of America in Dallas, the first female valedictorian earned her degree.

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Golf Academy of America announced today that dozens of students across all campuses graduated on Saturday, August 18. Graduation ceremonies were held near all campuses in Dallas, Myrtle Beach, Orlando, Phoenix and San Diego.

At each location, the ceremony began with opening remarks, followed by the introduction of the valedictorian and salutatorian and the bestowing of special recognition and awards.

At Golf Academy of America in Dallas, Rebecca L. Ahlbrecht, from St. Paul, Minnesota, earned the distinction of being the school's first female valedictorian. Ahlbrecht was an Honors graduate and earned additional certificates in tournament operations and general management. The school's salutatorian was Logan Loewer from Alexandria, Louisiana, also an Honors graduate. Loewer earned his teaching certificate as well.

In Myrtle Beach, Shawn Whitmore earned the coveted valedictorian role, while Aaron Mast was salutatorian.

Meanwhile, at Golf Academy of America in Orlando, two graduates shared the spotlight as valedictorian: Christoff Feldtmann, who is originally from South Africa, and Bone Sheehan, who also earned the Conrad Rehling Achievement Award. Sheehan's wife, Lisa Sheehan, was honored as salutatorian. The school's Growth of the Game Award went to Feldtmann, Kenny Kotch and Brad Saxton.

Golf Academy of America in Phoenix's valedictorian was Chris Kielp, while the salutatorian was Tim Trombley.

On the San Diego campus, valedictorian Chris Hinkle addressed the crowd. Following his remarks, Matthew Lopez, Associate Golf Coach at Golf Excellence International gave a keynote speech. The Most Improved Player award went to Michael Hawes.

Each campus' ceremony concluded with a presentation of graduates.

"On behalf of Golf Academy of America, I would like to congratulate all of our graduates on completing our 16-month program and earning their associate degree in golf operations and management," said National Director of Operations Steve Newman. "We look forward to keeping in touch with them through our alumni programs, and wish them all the best of luck as they start their careers in the golf industry."

About Golf Academy of America
Golf Academy of America (formerly the San Diego Golf Academy) has more than 40 years of experience preparing students for careers in the $76 billion golf industry. 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 Golf Academy of America schools are owned and operated by the Education Corporation of America.


SOURCE Golf Academy of America

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