What You Need to Know When Choosing Golf Academy

By: Phoenix Delray

Playing the game of golf is a great past time, and improving upon your game by attending one of the many golfing schools in 2, 3, or 5 day programs is a great investment. There are a number of great golfing schools throughout the U.S. in beautiful tourist friendly states like California, Nevada, Arizona, and Florida that provide an excellent atmosphere to play the game.

Most schools are even connected with a luxurious resort so you can plan a vacation around your golf education that will be fun for the whole family. There are also corporate golf programs that offer courses in golf geared towards business that are willing to hold their next corporate meeting at the resort locations.

Names like Bird Golf, Balance Point, National Golf, Ritson Sole, and Arnold Palmer Academy have many locations in the U.S., and have gained the respect of the golfing community by providing their students with the qualified and personal approach it requires to teach a variety of different skill levels how to play the game well.

There is another side of golfing education, however, that goes beyond a simple desire to learn to play the game correctly. For the more serious career oriented golfer there are a few golf academies that will provide you with the training to launch a golf management career in the business.

The San Diego Golf Academy is one such accredited golf university that offers a two year associate s degree in golf management with the design to prepare golfers to not only learn and improve upon the way they play the game, but also to jumpstart a lifetime career in the many different managerial facets of the game.

San Diego Golf Academy offers a 16 month associate s degree program, and is the largest golf college of its kind. The SDGA has four campus locations: San Diego, Orlando, Phoenix, and Myrtle Beach; all gorgeous locations that have scenery and an atmosphere conducive to golf.

Most institutions, however, offer an associate s degree and various certification, but they do not offer a Bachelor s degree in the field of study. There other universities that do offer further golf education online that can lead to a bachelor s degree, but you are required to first attend an associate s degree program such as the one offered by SDGA before enrolling in the online program.

Virginia College is one college that offers a two year online course that will take your associate s degree training to the next level of business management. Virginia College prepares the golf businessperson for a career managing their own golf course or other golf related facilities. The program they offer helps improve critical thinking abilities, management training, and overall leadership development.

Not all golfing educations lead to being a pro golfer, and for the person who truly enjoys the game as a game, and would like a career option that does not rely so much on their personal skills as a golfer than perhaps golf management at one of these top golf academies would be the right option.

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