Golf Academy of America Announces Partnership with Tee It Up for the Troops

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Golf Academy of America today announced its partnership with Tee It Up for the Troops, a national nonprofit dedicated to helping veterans through the game of golf. Golf Academy of America will sponsor a series of tournaments with the nonprofit throughout the fall and winter months.

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Golf Academy of America really aligns with our mission by helping veterans returning from combat to transition out of military life, giving them great career opportunities in the golf industry.

Golf Academy of America announced today that it will be partnering with national nonprofit Tee It Up for the Troops. As part of this agreement, Golf Academy of America will sponsor and support a series of fundraising golf events hosted this autumn and winter.

All tournaments will raise money for veteran service organizations, both nationally and in the local community in which they take place. While some of the organizations are household names, others are smaller and more niche in size and scope.

As a sponsor of these golf events, two to four Golf Academy of America student volunteers and one or two instructors will attend and help run the tournaments. Golf Academy of America will also send teams of four students to compete in each tournament.

In addition, the Golf Academy of America volunteers will bring a Trackman device with them, allowing players to measure every aspect of their swing and analyzing the trajectory of the ball, providing them with immediate feedback.

The upcoming tournaments are scheduled on November 10 in Dallas and on December 7 in Orlando. Golf Academy of America will also sponsor Tee It Up for the Troops’ biggest event of the year, to take place at Reunion Resort in Orlando from January 10 - 14, 2018.

“We are very excited about working with Golf Academy of America, which has a much higher proportion of veteran students than the general population,” said Tee It Up for the Troops President & Executive Director Tim Wegscheid. “Golf Academy of America really aligns with our mission by helping veterans returning from combat to transition out of military life, giving them great career opportunities in the golf industry.”

“It’s our honor to partner with an organization that speaks to our values and helps veterans through the game of golf,” said Steve Newman, Golf Academy of America National Director of Operations. “It is our hope that through this sponsorship, we can support the great work of Tee It Up for the Troops and increase our connection with the veteran community.”

In keeping with the spirit of the event, each tournament will begin with a meaningful and impactful ceremony to remember all those who serve(d).

About Golf Academy of America

Golf Academy of America (formerly the San Diego Golf Academy) is the largest and longest-running two-year golf college in the world. 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 http://www.GolfAcademy.edu. Golf Academy of America schools are owned and operated by the Education Corporation of America.

About Tee It Up for the Troops

Tee It Up for the Troops is a national non-profit organization that engages and inspires communities across the USA to organize golf events to honor and support the military men and women who have served and sacrificed so much for our freedoms.  Through these events, Tee It Up for the Troops has become a fundraising engine for local and national veterans service organizations who deliver critically needed services to our military families. 

Since being established in 2005, Tee It Up for the Troops has hosted over 360 events in more than 40 states and has donated over $7 million to more than 300 various organizations serving veterans across the country.  Through their REUNION Outreach program, Tee It Up for the Troops has also reunited nearly 265 combat altered veterans who were separated due to battlefield injuries, thus assisting with their transition back into their communities.

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