A New Year Boasts a New GAA Placement Director

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Fred Barr, a PGA professional for 33 years, has been named the new Placement Director at the GAA Phoenix Campus.

Students see others who started their career in an entry-level position, and through hard work gained the job of their dreams. GAA students have the opportunity to learn from the best staff in our industry. Barr brings his experience not only with the PGA, but also 21 years working for the largest golf management company in the world, the American Golf Corporation.

An extensive educational experience starts at the top, and the latest Golf Academy of America (GAA) hire reflects its' commitment to higher education. GAA is proud to officially announce Fred Barr, a PGA professional for 33 years, as the new Placement Director at the GAA Phoenix Campus.

"At GAA we have many success stories that reflect what we teach our students: work hard and share your passion for golf to get the job you want in the golf industry," says Tim Eberlein, PGA master professional and GAA director of golf. "Students see others who started their career in an entry-level position, and through hard work gained the job of their dreams. GAA students have the opportunity to learn from the best staff in our industry. Barr brings his experience not only with the PGA, but also 21 years working for the largest golf management company in the world, the American Golf Corporation."

Progressing through the positions of golf shop assistant to club general manager, Barr worked hard to achieve the title of '2000 General Manager of the Year for the Private Division' representing 78 clubs. Barr was also the recipient of the 'PGA 2003 Bill Strausbaugh Award' for distinguished service in mentoring other PGA professionals, integrity, character and outstanding involvement in charity and community service.

Offering a 16-month program of golf instruction and golf business management, the Golf Academy of America provides graduates with the education required to get the golf job they desire.

The Golf Academy of America leads the industry in golf education and features four campuses in major golf markets - Phoenix, Myrtle Beach, Orlando and San Diego. The GAA was founded in 1974 and is today accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) which is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), a national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation.

For more information on the Golf Academy of America, please call 800-342-7342, or visit http://www.golfacademy.edu.

About Golf Academy of America:
Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., the Golf Academy of America is the oldest and largest two-year golf college in the world. GAA's 16-month program balances classroom studies, practical experience and comprehensive understanding of the business of golf. For more information, call 800-342-7342 or visit http://www.golfacademy.edu.

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