SDGA is a two-year accredited golf college, preparing students for successful careers in the golf industry for 30 years. It is the oldest and largest golf college in the world. There are currently four SDGA campuses: San Diego, California; Orlando, Florida; Phoenix, Arizona; and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. A fifth campus will be opening in Honolulu, Hawaii in January 2005.
The Academy’s Associate of Applied/Occupational Business Degree Program is a 16-month program and is comprised of a combined curriculum of golf instruction and business management. The curriculum is designed to provide graduates with the education required to manage, or assist in the management of, all golf complex operations, including the competence to teach golf techniques. Academy scheduling allows for serious study of the golf business as well as the golf game.
Patty Adams, Business Development Director for SDGA, said “We have students who attend our college from all over the world, including Europe. We are the largest and oldest golf college, so we draw students from all over, and are always reaching for a broader audience. With over 4,750 graduates, SDGA has alumni working in all aspects of the golf industry, including Teaching Professionals, General Managers, Manufacturer’s Reps, Superintendents and Head Golf Pros. The Academy has a worldwide reputation as an employee resource for the golf industry. We consistently place over 85% of our graduates through the efforts of our campus placement directors, as well as our affiliated employment resource company, GolFutures.” http://golfutures.com