Essay Contest, Winner to receive full scholarship to Golf Academy of America

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Winner of a $34,000 GAA Scholarship Will Be Chosen in September From Essay Entries That Best Answer the Question, “How Would You Grow and Impact the Game of Golf?”

A full scholarship to Golf Academy of America will be the winning prize for the best essay in a “Future With Impact” marketing partnership presented by Todd Sones, one of America’s 50 Best Teachers as voted by Golf Digest, with Golf Digest Marketing. The full scholarship, which has a $34,000 value, includes tuition and textbooks, all green fees and instructional lessons.
Interested applicants must submit an essay of not more than 1500 words that answers the question, “How would you grow and impact the game of golf?” Applicants can use the form found here or email their essay. The lucky winner will be chosen from entries received on or before Aug. 15, 2012.
“This is an exciting promotion for us and we are proud to offer this opportunity through loyal friends like Todd Sones and Golf Digest,” said Mike Largent, Golf Academy of America president. “If someone is interested in being a part of the golf industry, Golf Academy of America can help them realize their dream.”
The GAA prepares graduates for a wide array of golf career in positions within a $76 billion per year industry. It is a golf management school offering a comprehensive curriculum of golf instruction and business management that is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). The 16-month program balances classroom studies, practical experience and a comprehensive understanding of both the game and the business of golf.

The GAA boasts an exceptional career placement record for graduates for opportunities including golf teaching professionals, tournament organizers, club managers and owners, golf manufacturing representatives, product development specialists and golf professionals at golf-related companies, among many other golf career options.

The winner will be able to use the scholarship at any of the GAA’s campuses throughout the country: Dallas, Orlando, Phoenix, Myrtle Beach (S.C.) and San Diego. 

The Basic Rules

  • Entry Period – Applications may be submitted through August 15, 2012.
  • Scholarship Award – Winner will be announced on or about September 15, 2012.
  • Write an original essay of not more than 1500 words written in English describing "how would you grow and impact the game of golf".
  • Submit your essay using the form on this page, or email it to
  • Applicants are required to provide their name, address, telephone number, date of birth, and email address.
  • Official rules can be found HERE

For more information about Golf Academy of America, visit,  or call (800) 342-7342.