Golf Academy of America to Volunteer at Monday After the Masters

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Golf Academy of America announced today that dozens of its Myrtle Beach students will volunteer at the upcoming Monday After the Masters tournament. Serving as standard bearers, after-hours door security and Dye Club cart staff, the student volunteers will help the charity event run smoothly while gaining valuable experience.

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Volunteering at Monday After the Masters is a great opportunity for Golf Academy of America students to gain valuable tournament operations experience while supporting organizations such as the South Carolina Junior Golf Association via the Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation.

Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach announced today that its students will be volunteering at Monday After the Masters, one of the top Celebrity Pro-Ams in the country. The event will take place April 7 – 9, 2018.

Monday After the Masters is a charity event that raises funds for children’s educational programs and the South Carolina Junior Golf Association. The event is the main source of funding for the Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation, which has donated over $1.8 million to date to causes worldwide, mainly focusing on public education issues.

Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach also sent student volunteers to the 2017 event and will be contributing in a similar way this year.

For more than 12 years, Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach has been the exclusive provider of standard bearers for Monday After the Masters. 36 students volunteer for an all-day obligation that gives them the opportunity to interact inside the ropes with the golf professionals, distinguished amateurs and celebrities signed up to play in the tournament. This cast of characters includes professionals on the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, Champions Tour and more, in addition to college players, notable music artists, TV personalities and sports figures.

In addition, six students will act as after-hours door security, assisting the House of Blues staff with checking credentials for the Sunday night pairings party and the Monday night Hootie & the Blowfish and Friends Concert.

An additional 16 Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach students will serve as Dye Club cart staff, assisting the host club with early morning cart staging and loading ahead of the 144-person shotgun start tournament. They will also assist with late-day cart collection, cleaning and storage. In exchange for their hard work, these students will each receive a comp round at the Dye Club.

“Volunteering at Monday After the Masters is a great opportunity for Golf Academy of America students to gain valuable tournament operations experience while supporting organizations such as the South Carolina Junior Golf Association via the Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation,” said Gene Augustine, Campus President of Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach. “The knowledge gained by operating ‘inside the ropes’ with professional golfers and the entertainment community is something that our students will carry with them throughout their careers in the golf industry; this is clearly a win-win situation."

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.

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