Golf Academy of America Campus President Forms Grand Strand Golf Alliance

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Golf Academy of America announced today that Myrtle Beach Campus President Gene Augustine founded a group to increase local cooperation in the golf industry. The group, called the Grand Strand Golf Alliance, has been met with excitement and positive feedback.

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I hope we’re able to create synergy and benefit each other, and I’m already seeing it.

Golf Academy of America announced today that the campus president of its Myrtle Beach campus, Gene Augustine, has formed a group called the Grand Strand Golf Alliance. The goal of this organization is to increase cooperation and synergy among all the golf-oriented businesses in the Grand Strand.

The first meeting of the Grand Strand Golf Alliance included 12 individuals from various local golf organizations, including Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach, Veteran Golfers Association, Shecaddie, Whispering Pines Golf Club, Double-D Golf Academy, First Tee of the Grand Strand, East Coast Golf Management, WBTW News 13, Myrtle Beach Sun News, GolfWeek Amateur Tour and Fairway Advantage Therapeutic Massage. The group plans to meet every other month.

During each meeting, Augustine plans on looking at the current operations of the golf industry in the area on multiple event horizons. In addition to event coordination, he wants participants in the group to learn more about each other’s capabilities, needs and goals.

Augustine also hopes to add an educational component to the meetings by bringing in guest speakers to discuss changes to the local golf scene.

“The more people we get there, the varying organizations that we get there, the better off we’re going to be,” said Augustine. “I hope we’re able to create synergy and benefit each other, and I’m already seeing it.”

Encompassing Myrtle Beach and its surrounding areas, the Grand Strand Golf Alliance aims to be as inclusive as possible. The new group was recently featured in an article in the Myrtle Beach Sun News.

Feedback from participants thus far has been positive, and additional members have asked to join upcoming meetings.

The next meeting of the Grand Strand Golf Alliance is set for December 12.

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 Golf Academy of America schools are owned and operated by the Education Corporation of America.

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