Golf Academy of America Alumnus Promoted to Brand Manager for Cleveland Golf Cleveland

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Golf/Srixon has announced the appointment of Chuck Thiry to brand manager for the Cleveland Golf product line. This is a new position.

Chuck possesses all the experience and creativity necessary to navigate our brand to greater success

Golf Academy of America's own Chuck Thiry has recently been promoted to Brand Manager for the Cleveland Golf product line. Per his credentials and years of experience, Cleveland Golf is confident that Thiry is perfect to manage the new line and to develop and implement new and innovative brand strategies within the marketplace.

As a 25 year golf industry veteran, Thiry has served several major manufacturers in Customer Service, Field Sales and Sales Management positions. After spending time in Philadelphia, New York, and Detroit, Thiry joined Cleveland Golf in 1999, as a Sales Representative in Chicago.

He was named Northeast Regional Sales Manager for Cleveland Golf in 2004 and is a 1981 Graduate of the San Diego Golf Academy ( (now Golf Academy of America).

"Chuck possesses all the experience and creativity necessary to navigate our brand to greater success," said Todd Harman, Executive Vice President/General Manager of Cleveland® Golf/Srixon. "We're extremely fortunate to have him in such a critical position on our management team."

The Golf Academy of America is the first and foremost two-year college helping students gain the skills and education needed to succeed in a golf career. The program offers a strong foundation of instruction and management for the golf enthusiast. With graduates such as Chuck Thiry attending and finding success through the Academy, the program is able to continue promoting their desire to reach out to driven individuals wanting to excel in golf and in their career.

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.

To learn more about the Golf Academy of America and their new programs, please visit or call 1.800.342.7342.

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. GAA¹s 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

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